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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.


  • 1940-1982


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Open for public research.

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Biographical Note

From the Collection:

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.


1 box

4 folders

1 carton

2 items

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