George Hirliman

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George Hirliman (1901–1952) was a film producer.

Biography[edit]

Hirliman was born September 8, 1901 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

He married Eleanor Hunt, an actress, and the couple adopted Georgelle Hirliman.[1]

He started his career at the Life Photo Film Corporation as an office boy and worked his way up to film director at Hirlagraph Motion Pictures, the largest film lab at that time.[2] In 1924, his production company purchased the Solax Studios and renovated the two stages, and studios. The studio building was later destroyed in a fire.[3]

When he moved to Hollywood, he worked five years at Consolidated Films working on production and financing. During his tenure there, he made 30 feature films.[2] In 1935, Hirliman produced De la Sarten a Fuego / From the Frying Pan into the Fire, an English and duel Spanish production.[4] In 1936, he produced Reefer Madness in 1936.[5] In 1936, he patented Hirlicolor. It was a two-color process that didn’t need additional lighting and any color film lab could develop. During this time, he worked with Consolidated Film Industries.[6]

In 1941, he was working at the Colonnade Picture Studio in Miami.[2]

In 1943, Hirliman’s Film Classics contracted Hal Roach Studios to re-release much of the studios films where they also re-edited the films and threw away the title sequences.[7]

He died on March 30, 1952 in New York City, New York.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox, Margalit (2010-02-20). "Georgelle Hirliman, 73, a Writer in Windows, With Answers". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Miami News - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  3. ^ Koszarski, Richard (2004-01-01). Fort Lee: The Film Town. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0861966538. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Waldman, Harry; Slide, Anthony (1996-01-01). Hollywood and the Foreign Touch: A Dictionary of Foreign Filmmakers and Their Films from America, 1910-1995. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810831926. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "George A. Hirliman". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  6. ^ Slide, Anthony (2014-02-25). The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry. Routledge. ISBN 9781135925543. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Another Fine Mess: Laurel & Hardy's Legacy | UCLA Film & Television Archive". www.cinema.ucla.edu. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  8. ^ Waldman, Harry; Slide, Anthony (1996-01-01). Hollywood and the Foreign Touch: A Dictionary of Foreign Filmmakers and Their Films from America, 1910-1995. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810831926. 
  9. ^ Reid, John Howard (2009-01-01). Film Noir, Detective and Mystery Movies on DVD: A Guide to the Best in Suspense. Lulu.com. ISBN 9781435730106. 
  10. ^ Bogdanovich, Peter (2012-05-30). Who the Devil Made It: Conversations with ... Random House Publishing Group. ISBN 9780307817457.