Producer-director Mitchell Leisen was also a well-known designer and decorator of homes.
Leisen attended attended Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and worked in the advertising art department of the Chicago Tribune and as an architect in Chicago before coming to Hollywood in the mid-1920s.
He was an art director on Cecil B. DeMille pictures for 12 years, also working as assistant director and assistant producer, and in 1935 entered the ranks of directors with "Cradle Song," starring Dorothy Weick.
His subsequent pictures included "The Eagle and the Hawk," "Easy Living," "I Wanted Wings,"... Read more
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