Polly Platt: Film’s Renaissance Woman

August 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

Polly Platt/Photo by Sashy Bogdanovich

The highlights of Polly Platt’s film career are impressive and well-known: she first gained notice as a production designer (“The Last Picture Show,” “What’s Up, Doc?,”  “Paper Moon”) then as a film producer (“Pretty Baby,” “Terms of Endearment,”  “Broadcast News,”  “Bottle Rocket,”) and screenwriter (“Pretty Baby,” “A Map of the World”). She also was one of the developers a TV cartoon show called “The Simpsons,” now in its 23rd season.

Platt’s film career was ended tragically by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), from which she died on July 27th.  A fuller appreciation of her life and work can be found in my Pages.  https://underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com/the-wide-ranging-genius-of-polly-platt/

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