WorldCat Identities

Maysles, David

Overview
Works: 209 works in 655 publications in 7 languages and 10,223 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biographies  History  Concert films  Cinéma vérité films  Interviews  Internet videos  Art 
Roles: Director, Restager , Other, Producer, Performer, Author, Cinematographer , fmd, Film editor, Interviewee, Contributor, fmk
Classifications: PN1997, 920.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Maysles
Grey Gardens by David Maysles( Visual )

59 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the relationship between Edith Bouvier Beale and her grown daughter, Little Edie, once an aspiring actress in New York who left her career to care for her aging mother in their East Hampton home, and never left again. The aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis feed their cats and raccoons and rehash their pasts behind the walls of their decaying mansion, Grey Gardens
The Rolling Stones gimme shelter by Rolling Stones( Visual )

60 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the Rolling Stones' tour of the United States. Also focusses on a free concert in California where a young man was killed in a crowd
The Beales of Grey Gardens by Albert Maysles( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East Hampton, the mid-1970's: documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles set up camp in a decrepit mansion known as Grey Gardens, where the eccentric Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale live amid piles of trash and mounds of cats. The film becomes an instant cult classic. Fast forward to the present day: "Grey Gardens" has inspired a successful Broadway musical, an HBO film, and Albert, the surviving Maysles brother, has assembled the outtakes from their archives into this supplement to the original film
The Maysles Brothers' Salesman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A landmark American documentary, [the film] captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Good Book, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses--then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair."--
Five films about Christo & Jeanne-Claude by Albert Maysles( Visual )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 30 year collaboration between acclaimed filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, and the renowned environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Grey Gardens ; The Beales of Grey Gardens( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the everyday lives of two reclusive upper class women, a mother and daughter both named Edith Beale, who lived in poverty in a derelict mansion in East Hampton, New York. After Grey Gardens spawned everything from a midnight-movie cult following to a Broadway musical to an upcoming Hollywood adaptation, the filmmakers in 2006 went back to their vaults to create a tribute to both the Beale women and their legion of fans. This edition includes the original 1975 documentary, Grey Gardens, along with the 2006 documentary, Beales of Grey Gardens
The gates by Christo( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with an original attempt in 1979, this film documents the ambitions, planning, and ultimate achievement of Christo's project to install a series of cloth-hung gates in Central Park. The film follows the artists Christo and Jeanne Claude and they navigate through various meetings, arguments, facing an opposing host of city officials, private representatives, artists, and citizens. Over 20 years later the artists fulfill their hope of creating a shared artwork for the community, the camera capturing the ultimate result and public reactions
Salesman by David Maysles( Visual )

52 editions published between 1968 and 2020 in English and Spanish and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A documentary that captures in detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Holy Word, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses, then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road."
Grey gardens( Visual )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York, mansion, making for an eerily ramshackle echo of the American Camelot. An impossibly intimate portrait, this 1976 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, codirected by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen
The Maysles Brothers : Direct Cinema( Visual )

6 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two interviews with the Maysles brothers about their filming technique
The Beatles : the first U.S. visit by Beatles( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day-by-day audio visual account of the group's first U.S. tour, including the Ed Sullivan appearances
Christo's Valley curtain by Christo Javacheff( Visual )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the construction of the Mammoth Valley curtain, a 500-foot-high veil stretched across Rifle Gap, Colo., by the Bulgarian artist Christo
The Beatles : the first U.S. visit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day-by-day audio visual account of the group's first U.S. tour, including the Ed Sullivan appearances
Islands by Albert Maysles( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary of Christo's project to surround for two weeks several islands in Biscayne Bay in a pink plastic fabric. Includes footage of two other projects, the Pont Neuf and the Reichstag
Running fence : Christo's project for Sonoma and Marin Counties ; State of California 1972-76( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the artist, Christo, from concept, to building, to presentation of a 24.5-mile-long, 18'-high fence of white fabric across Sonoma and Marin counties. The project took nearly 4 years to complete. After 2 weeks the fence was taken down and the materials given to the people whose land the fence was built on
Gimme shelter by David Maysles( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco's Altamont Speedway, Direct Cinima pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were there to immortalize on film the bloody slash that transformed a decade's dreams into disillusionment"--Container
Christo in Paris : a film by David Maysles( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of his wife Jeanne-Claude, Christo wraps the Pont-Neuf in Paris
Salesman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A landmark documentary ... Captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door slesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Holy Word, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses, then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair"--Promotional materials
Salesman; a film by Albert Maysles( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmakers (and brothers) Albert and David Maysles follow four employees of a company that makes expensive, ornate, illustrated bibles as they attempt to sell the items door-to-door to less-than-interested customers, who are mainly poor or lower-middle-class Catholics with little money to spend on pretty Bibles
5 films about Christo & Jean-Claude by Albert Maysles( Visual )

20 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christo's Valley Curtain: Examines the construction of the Mammoth Valley curtain, a 500-foot-high orange veil stretched across Rifle Gap, Colo., by the Bulgarian artist Christo
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Grey Gardens
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Albert and David Maysles : interviews
Alternative Names
David Maysles

David Maysles Amerikaans filmregisseur (1931-1987)

David Maysles cinéaste

David Maysles US-amerikanischer Kameramann und Regisseur

Mayles, David.

Mayles David 1932-1987

Maysles, David P.

Maysles, David Paul

Дэвид Мэйслес

דיוויד מייזלס

Languages
English (334)

German (7)

French (5)

Chinese (2)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)