Jo Mielziner

Jo Mielziner

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Joseph "Jo" Mielziner (March 19, 1901, in Paris - March 15, 1976, in New York City) was an American theatrical scenic, and lighting designer born in Paris, France. He is "the most sucessful set designer of the Golden era of Broadway", and worked on both stage plays and musicals.Vlastnik, Frank; Bloom, Ken. Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time, Black Dog Publishing, 2010, ISBN 1579128491, p. 261

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He was the son of artist Leo Mielziner, Sr. (son of a rabbi), and Ella (née Friend), a writer, and brother of actor-director Kenneth MacKenna.Krebs, Albin. The New York Times (abstract), March 16, 1976, p. 38 He studied at the Art Students League and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Time Magazine, April 11, 1932Williams, Tennessee and Thornton, Margaret Bradham. Notebooks, p. 554Barranger, Milly S. Theatre: A Way of Seeing, Cengage Learning, 2005, ISBN 0495004723, p. 258 According to his obituary, he was perhaps "praised most often...for his sweeping canvas of people under the Brooklyn Bridge, used as a backdrop for Maxwell...
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