Karlson, Phil, 1908-1985

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Dates:
Birth 1908-07-02
Death 1985-12-12
Americans

Biographical notes:

Karlson was born Philip N. Karlstein on July 2, 1908 in Chicago, IL; studied law at Loyola Marymount Univ. in Los Angeles; worked in many positions at Universal Studios, including propman, film editor, associate producer, and finally as feature editor in 1944; became known for directing realistic crime films, including Scandal sheet (1952), 99 River street (1953), Tight spot, Five against the house, and the Phenix city story (all 1955), The brothers Rico (1957), and Walking tall (1973).

From the description of Papers, 1954-1969. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38988982

Biography

Karlson was born Philip N. Karlstein on July 2, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois; studied law at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles; worked in many positions at Universal Studios, including propman, film editor, associate producer, and finally as feature editor in 1944; became known for directing realistic crime films, including Scandal sheet (1952), 99 River street (1953), Tight spot, Five against the house, and the Phenix city story (all 1955), The brothers Rico (1957), and Walking tall (1973).

From the guide to the Phil Karlson Papers, 1954-1969, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Motion picture producers and directors--Archives

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  • Motion picture producers and directors--California, Southern--Archives

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