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Grilikhes, Michael (1923-2007)



  • Existence: 1923 - 2007

Biographical History

Michel M. Grilikhes (1923-2007) was a television and theatrical producer in California.

Michel was born in Bronx, New York, on June 11, 1923, to Anatol and Blanche Grilikhes. He joined the United States Marines at age 19, leading the motion picture unit. He received his bachelor's degree from New York University and later studied at Yale University. He began his career as a television producer for CBS. Michel came to prominence as a talented theatrical producer, working on the Disney on Parade shows beginning in 1969. He married actress Laraine Day in 1961. Michel also developed the permanent production for the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu, Hawaii. Michel was an ecclesiastical leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Angeles, California. He died on March 9, 2007, at age 83.

Duel at Diablo, 2003: container (Michael Grilikhes, screenplay)

Los Angeles Times, March 17, 2007 (Michel M. Grilikhes; Mike Grilikhes; theatrical producer; b. in New York City; parents: Anatol and Blanche Grilikhes; joined Marines at 19, leading motion picture unit; bachelor's from New York University; studied at Yale University; d. Mar. 9, 2007 of kidney failure in Los Angeles, age 83; began career as television producer; worked on "Disney on Parade shows beginning in 1969; m. Laraine Day; developed permanent production for Polynesian Cultural Center, 1963; ecclesiastical leader in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), via WWW, July 21, 2022 (born in Bronx, NY on June 11, 1923)., via WWW, July 21, 2022 (married Laraine Day in 1961).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Michel Grilikhes papers

Identifier: MSS 9457
Scope and Contents

Personal and professional papers of television and theatrical producer Michel Grilikhes. The collection includes administrative records, photographs, awards, clippings, letters, and audiovisual materials. Audiovisual materials include television and theatrical productions on film and audiotapes of various programs. Photographs inlcude stills of productions such as Disney on Parade and the Polynesian Cultural Center. The materials are dated from 1940 to 1984.

Dates: 1940-1985

Michel Grilikhes career papers, 1950-1985

Identifier: MSS 9457 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Includes materials relating to the career of Michel Grilikhes while he worked in Los Angeles and Hawaii. Materials include administrative records, letters, clippings, audiovisual materials, and scripts. Many of the materials relate to the arena productions Grilikhes produced, such as Peter Pan, Disney on Parade, and the Wizard of Oz, as well as the Polynesian Cultural Center. Materials are dated 1950-1985.

Dates: 1950-1985

Michel Grilikhes personal papers, 1940-1982

Identifier: MSS 9457 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains materials relating to the personal life of Michel Grilikhes while he lived and worked in Los Angeles, including 17 personal planners, dated 1965 to 1982, and other documents such as a diploma, a conference program featuring himself and Laraine Day, a clipping, and a letter. Materials dated 1940 to 1982.

Dates: 1940-1982