A fascinating account of the partnership between storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson, Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story follows the couple who worked on hundreds of renowned films, including The Apartment, The Birds, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Ten Commandments

The Michelsons were responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, yet their contributions remain largely uncredited. In this new documentary, Lillian brings their unparalleled industry experiences to life, telling the story through a skillful mix of film clips, anecdotes from famous admirers, love letters, and illustrations. Director Daniel Raim chronicles their remarkable marriage and extraordinary careers over six decades of movie-making history.

► “New York Times“ review of the film

► Blog posts about Harold and Lillian’s work throughout Hollywood history

“Harold and Lillian’s story humanizes Hollywood—an industry sustained by numerous hard-working cinema artisans; master craftsmen and craftswomen who give their lives, their genius and their hearts to the movies. Beyond Harold and Lillian’s contribution to cinema, their story can’t be told without weaving in their 60-year marriage—a creative, challenging, and profoundly loving partnership. . . . You’ve never met anyone like Harold and Lillian.” —Director Daniel Raim Full director’s statement

“Truly charming . . . A terrifically moving human story!” —Vanity Fair

“A fascinating and heart-warming film.” —Geist

“Daniel Raim’s outstanding documentary quickly becomes one of the best I have seen in years . . . such a touching and beautiful story on the love of cinema and the love that cinema can have on two amazing people.” —eFilmCritic.com

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Daniel Raim
Running Time
94 minutes
Digital, Color