Polly Platt

Mary Marr "Polly" Platt (January 29, 1939 – July 27, 2011) was an American film producer, production designer and screenwriter.wikipedia
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Peter Bogdanovich

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Platt worked in summer stock theatre as a costume designer in New York and there met Peter Bogdanovich, whom she later married.
With his wife Polly Platt, he headed for Los Angeles, skipping out on the rent in the process.

Cybill Shepherd

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She was also production designer on his film The Last Picture Show (1971), recommending Cybill Shepherd for her first film role, and despite the breakdown of their marriage, had the same role on What's Up Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973).
His then-wife, Polly Platt, claimed that when she saw the cover in a check-out line in a Ralphs grocery store in southern California, she said "That's Jacy", referring to the role Bogdanovich was casting—and ultimately given to Shepherd—in The Last Picture Show (1971).

Pretty Baby (1978 film)

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She wrote the screenplays for Pretty Baby (1978), on which she was also an associate producer, as well as Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979), and A Map of the World (1999).
The screenplay was written by Polly Platt.

Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff

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She wrote the screenplays for Pretty Baby (1978), on which she was also an associate producer, as well as Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979), and A Map of the World (1999).
The screenplay by Polly Platt is based on the 1970 novel of the same title by William Inge.

The Last Picture Show

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She was also production designer on his film The Last Picture Show (1971), recommending Cybill Shepherd for her first film role, and despite the breakdown of their marriage, had the same role on What's Up Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973).
Frank Marshall as Tommy Logan, a high school student. Marshall had been a production manager on Bogdanovich's earlier film, Targets, and they had such fun working together that Bogdanovich had promised him something on his next film. He came along as assistant production manager, working with Polly Platt on location scouting, and played a small part as the student who is smacked on the backside by Coach Popper during basketball practice. He shows up again later as a football player in a scene near the end.

Gracie Films

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She was the executive vice president of his production company Gracie Films from 1985 to 1995.
James L. Brooks founded Gracie Films at 20th Century Fox in 1986, with Polly Platt as executive vice president.

Paper Moon (film)

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She was also production designer on his film The Last Picture Show (1971), recommending Cybill Shepherd for her first film role, and despite the breakdown of their marriage, had the same role on What's Up Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973).
Peter Bogdanovich had just completed What's Up, Doc? and was looking for another project when his ex-wife and frequent collaborator Polly Platt recommended filming Joe David Brown's script for the novel Addie Pray. Bogdanovich, a fan of period films, and having two young daughters of his own, found himself drawn to the story, and selected it as his next film.

Targets

She co-wrote with Bogdanovich his first movie Targets (1968), conceiving the plot outline of a "Vietnam veteran-turned-sniper" and served as the production designer on the film.

A Map of the World (film)

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She wrote the screenplays for Pretty Baby (1978), on which she was also an associate producer, as well as Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979), and A Map of the World (1999).

Matt Groening

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Platt gave Brooks the nine-panel Life in Hell cartoon, "The Los Angeles Way of Death" by cartoonist Matt Groening.
Life in Hell caught the eye of Hollywood writer-producer and Gracie Films founder James L. Brooks, who had been shown the strip by fellow producer Polly Platt.

James L. Brooks

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Platt worked extensively with James L. Brooks throughout her career.
Although Brooks "never meant" to return to television, he was helping Tracey Ullman start The Tracey Ullman Show and when she could not find another producer, he stepped in. On the suggestion of friend and colleague Polly Platt, who gave Brooks the nine panel Life in Hell cartoon entitled "The Los Angeles Way of Death" which hangs outside Brooks' Gracie Films office, Brooks asked Life in Hell cartoonist Matt Groening to pitch an idea for a series of animated shorts to appear on The Tracey Ullman Show.

Say Anything...

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She co-produced many of the films he worked on, which Gracie made, including Broadcast News (1987), The War of the Roses (1989) and Bottle Rocket (1996), as well as producing Say Anything... (1989).
Polly Platt as Mrs. Flood, Corey's mother

Life in Hell

comic strip of the same name
Platt gave Brooks the nine-panel Life in Hell cartoon, "The Los Angeles Way of Death" by cartoonist Matt Groening.
Life in Hell reached the attention of Hollywood producer James L. Brooks, who received one strip—"The Los Angeles Way of Death" from 1982—as a gift from fellow producer Polly Platt.

The Tracey Ullman Show

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She suggested that the two meet and that Brooks produce an animated TV version of Groening's characters; the meeting spawned a series of short cartoons about the Simpson family, which aired as part of The Tracey Ullman Show and later became The Simpsons.
Polly Platt, producer of his film Terms of Endearment had given him a cartoon called "Success and Failure in Hollywood" drawn by Groening as a gift.

Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards

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In 1994, she was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award.
1994 – Nora Ephron, Polly Platt, Joan Plowright, Susan Sarandon

Academy Award for Best Production Design

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Platt was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction for Brooks' film Terms of Endearment (1983).

Terms of Endearment

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Platt was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction for Brooks' film Terms of Endearment (1983).
Academy Award for Best Art Direction – Art Direction: Polly Platt and Harold Michelson; Set Decoration: Tom Pedigo and Anthony Mondell

Lieberman in Love

She wrote the screenplay for the 1995 Academy Award-winning short film, Lieberman in Love, which was based on a short story by W. P. Kinsella.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

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In 2003, she appeared in the BBC documentary film Easy Riders, Raging Bulls.
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Irreconcilable Differences

The 1984 film Irreconcilable Differences, starring Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long and Drew Barrymore, was reportedly loosely based on her marriage to Bogdanovich, and their divorce, and Platt herself confirmed the film "got more right than wrong."
Irreconcilable Differences was inspired by the divorce between director Peter Bogdanovich and his first wife, producer Polly Platt, after he left her for actress Cybill Shepherd.

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Mary Marr "Polly" Platt (January 29, 1939 – July 27, 2011) was an American film producer, production designer and screenwriter.

Fort Sheridan, Illinois

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Platt was born Mary Marr Platt in Fort Sheridan, Illinois on January 29, 1939, and later adopted the name Polly.

Dachau trials

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She moved to Germany at age six when her father presided over the Dachau Trials.

Carnegie Mellon University

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Platt later returned to the US and attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Summer stock theatre

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Platt worked in summer stock theatre as a costume designer in New York and there met Peter Bogdanovich, whom she later married.