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Michael Todd (I) (1909–1958)

Film producer Michael Todd was one of the major contributors to technical innovation in the film industry in the 1950s. Having worked with Fred Waller and Cinerama, he got tired of the three-panel format, left the company and tried to find the process for making "Cinerama coming from one hole". He joined forces with the American Optical Co. and ... See full bio »

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 1952 This Is Cinerama (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (producer)
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Stage Play: Mexican Hayride. Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. Musical Director: Harry S. Levant. Choral arrangements by William Parson. Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett and Ted Royal. Scenic Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Mary Grant. Lighting Design by... See more »

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I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.


In 1957, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his Oscar-winning film Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), Todd staged an elaborate party at Madison Square Garden for his then-wife Elizabeth Taylor and hundreds of guests. The evening eventually deteriorated into a giant food fight. The party was treated as a serious news event by CBS, which sent Walter Cronkite to cover it. The next day ... See more »


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