The Stan Margulies Collection consists of the papers of Stan Margulies. Margulies was a producer of made-for-TV movies and
miniseries, including the ratings hits
The Thorn Birds.
Stan Margulies was born in New York City in 1920. He attended New York University, served as a Staff Sargeant in the US Army
during World War II and moved to Los Angeles in 1947 to work as a publicist at RKO Pictures. He married his first wife, Lillian,
in 1947. They had two sons, Lee and Edward. Margulies first partnered with David Wolper in 1965 on the film
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. Their partnership is best known for producing the miniseries
Roots (1977) and
The Thorn Birds (1983) and lasted through the production of the miniseries
The Mystic Warrior in 1983. They also produced the original film version of
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971).
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