Lines and paragraphs break automatically. She was actually nicer to me than most. Julia Phillips passed away in Lafayette, Louisiana. The side-effects of cocaine addiction caused her to be fired from Close Encounters of the Third Kind during post-production. In 1973, The Sting won the Academy Award for Best Picture and made Phillips the first woman to win an Oscar as a producer (an award shared by Tony Bill and Phillips' then-husband Michael Phillips). Though it was unflinching in its raucous, often vicious portrayal of the major players in Tinseltown, Phillips didn’t spare herself from harsh criticism. Well, she got 2/3 of it right. Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically. Julia Phillips' Hollywood memoir goes to No. Julia Phillips was 57 when she died of cancer at her Hollywood home. Her follow-up book, Driving Under the Affluence, was released in 1995. Julia Phillips was a producer of classics including ''Taxi Driver'' and ''Close Encounters of the Third Kind.'' [1] She grew up in Brooklyn, Great Neck, New York, and Milwaukee. Variety quoted Ruth Vitale, co-president of Paramount Classics, saying of Phillips, "She was as ferocious a friend as she was a foe. Phillips became the first woman to produce a film that earned this prize (the next would be Lili Fini Zanuck for Driving Miss Daisy in 1989). MICHAEL PHILLIPS: My prepared remarks went out the window also. Raised by a father who worked as a chemical engineer on the Manhattan Project, Phillips graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1965, where she won the Phi Beta Kappa award for creative writing but floundered in math and French. [3] In 1973, The Sting won the Academy Award for Best Picture and made Phillips the first woman to win an Oscar as a producer (an award shared by Tony Bill and Phillips' then-husband Michael Phillips). Funeral Home Services for Julia are being provided by Syrie Funeral Home - Lafayette. With the book and its sequel, Driving Under the Affluence in 1995, she effectively burned her bridges wrecked her reputation, and alienated her contacts in a town that thrives on cultivating them. One of the film's stars, François Truffaut, publicly criticized Phillips as incompetent, a charge she rejected, writing that she had essentially nursed Truffaut through his self-created nightmare of implied hearing loss, sickness and chaos during the production. Julia Phillips, queen of the night She'll never eat lunch on this planet again, but while she was here the Oscar-winning producer outdid Truman Capote in shrieking truth to decadent power. Thank you so much. In 1977, Taxi Driver, produced by the Phillipses, was nominated for Best Picture. Hollywood Chokes on ‘Lunch’ : Books: Producer Julia Phillips’ scathing account of her drug-filled years in the film industry of the ‘70s has a lot of insiders on edge. After four years working in low-level positions in publishing, she got a job as a story editor and creative executive for film companies in New York. "Julia Phillips, Oscar-winning producer of "The Sting", remembered." Background. The Los Angeles Times reported that Phillips based her life on a two-word philosophy: "No rules." She followed quickly with The Big Bus, a comic disaster in more ways than one. [12] She has one daughter, Kate Phillips-Wiczyk, who is married to Modi Wiczyk, co-founder of independent film and television studio Media Rights Capital.[13]. The film producer and writer Julia Phillips, who has died of cancer aged 57, was the first woman to receive an Oscar for best picture - an award she … Julia Phillips (7 tháng 4 năm 1944 – 1 tháng 1 năm 2002) là một nhà sản xuất phim và tác giả người Mỹ. But she was unrepentant: “Nothing I did in my book is as mean as any of the people I wrote about.”, She attempted to return to the business but despaired at her meetings with younger executives. She was tough as old shoe leather but her intelligence made it acceptable. It wasn’t until 14 years later that she entered a new phase of public notoriety, publishing a scathing memoir of her experiences with the male power structure in Hollywood. At the time, Phillips was the ultimate Hollywood insider. One of Hollywood's most controversial figures, she produced three of the most iconic pictures of the 1970s - The Sting, Taxi Driver and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. [9], In 1991, Phillips published You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again about her experiences in Hollywood. Winner of the Palme D'Or at Cannes and a critically lauded hit, Taxi Driver also earned Phillips her second Best Picture Oscar nomination. It's a long way from 1973, when she won an Oscar, along with her then-husband Michael Phillips and Tony Bill, for producing "The Sting." Julia Phillips, Oscar-winning producer of "The Sting", remembered January 3, 2002 Raised by a father who worked as a chemical engineer on the Manhattan Project, Phillips graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1965, where she won the Phi Beta Kappa award for creative writing but floundered in math and French. [8] In December 2007, Close Encounters was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Julia Phillips (April 7, 1944 – January 1, 2002) was an American film producer and author. The blockbuster garnered seven Academy Awards that year, including Best Picture. She torched them, danced on the ashes--and promptly became an Industry legend. [1] Her father was a chemical engineer[1] who worked on the Manhattan Project;[1] her mother was a writer who became addicted to prescription drugs. The 1973 film ''The Sting,'' which she produced with her husband at the time, Michael Phillips, and Tony Bill, won seven Academy Awards, including best picture. In 1972, Phillips along with her husband, Michael Phillips, and producer Tony Bill commissioned David S. Ward to write the screenplay, The Sting, for $3,500. One of the most intelligent. Sources:  “Julia Phillips,” Cineplex.com; “Julia Phillips, 57, Producer Who Assailed Hollywood, Dies,” New York Times; “Julia Phillips, Producer Whose Book Scandalized Hollywood, Dies at 57,” Los Angeles Times; “April 7,” Jewdayo; Julia Phillips, producer, author, dies at age 57,” Variety. Julia Phillips made history in Hollywood by becoming the first woman to win the Best Picture Oscar for producing the classic The Sting (1973), along with husband and producing partner Michael Phillips and Tony Bill. She won a Best Picture Oscar for The Sting, which she coproduced.She was the first woman to win the award. (B.A., 1965), and worked in publishing before becoming a … Julia Phillips became a Hollywood player in the freewheeling 1970s, the first woman to win the Best Picture Oscar as co-producer of The Sting.She went on to work with two of the hottest young directorial talents of the era: Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) and Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind).Phillips blazed a trail as one of the very few females to bre Bà đồng sản xuất với chồng là Michael Phillips cùng một vài người khác trong ba tác phẩm điện ảnh nổi tiếng thập niên 1970, The Sting, Tài xế taxi và Close Encounters of the Third Kind.Bà còn là … Julia Phillips didn't just burn bridges in Hollywood. Julia Phillips Film producer Julia Phillips died this past week. Julia Phillips.Courtesy of Associated Press. Julia was quite "the" woman. The world press eulogized Julia Phillips, the first woman to win an Academy Award as a producer, following her death on January 1, 2002. In 1977 she was fired during post-production of another cultural phenomenon, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. No way. [2] In 1965, she received a bachelor's degree in political science from Mount Holyoke College and in 1966, she married Michael Phillips. The Oscar-winning producer, award-winning author and former freebase cocaine addict Julia Phillips has died, aged just 57. Julia Phillips, the Hollywood ... She was the first woman to produce a film that won the best-picture Oscar. [Julia Phillips] -- Oscar-winning producer Julia Phillps's work on Taxi Driver, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Sting, made her famous. Their third film, Taxi Driver, brought them a second Oscar nomination and won the Palme d'Or in 1976. I did her astrological chart so I guess I was more in charge. By Julia Phillips. You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again rocketed to the top of the bestseller lists in 1991. JULIA PHILLIPS, who has died in Hollywood aged 57, was the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Picture, as producer of The Sting. Julia Phillips, the first woman to win a best picture Academy Award, has died from cancer at the age of 57. Last weekend, celebrity abusers Chris Brown and Oscar Pistorius popped up in headlines again, but this time it wasn’t for their respective assault convictions and murder trials. She went on to work with two of the hottest young directorial talents of the era: Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) … This book is one of the greatest acts of literary self-immolation ever published. But her career revived in 1976 when she produced Taxi Driver, which earned her a second Oscar nomination. She was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted. In partnership with her husband Michael, Julia Phillips was one of the most successful film producers in Hollywood during the 1970s.Their second film, The Sting, grossed almost $160 million and won seven Academy Awards, making Julia the first woman to win a Best Picture Oscar. Her private life also began to have dramatic ups and downs as she struggled with drug addiction. (Viewed on January 18, 2021) . [2] In 1971, she and her husband, who had been a securities analyst for two years, moved to California to produce their first film, Steelyard Blues with Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, released in 1973.[3]. Julia Phillips. In the early 1970s, she moved to Hollywood and formed Bill/Phillips Productions with the actor Tony Bill and her husband Michael Phillips. [7] In June 2007, Taxi Driver was ranked as the 52nd-best American feature film of all time by the American Film Institute. In 1977, Taxi Driver, produced by the Phillipses, was nominated for Best Picture. The Sting won seven out of its 10 Oscar nominations, with Julia Phillips becoming the first female producer to be nominated for and to win Best Picture. If there is any heaven then I am 100 percent sure she is producing still.....Hipjaven@gmail.com. [5] Phillips was also a notorious drug user (cocaine especially), which she herself chronicled in detail in her memoirs. In 1991, Phillips published an infamous tell-all memoir of her years as a Hollywood producer, entitled You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again, which became a bestseller. Sign me up for news about Julia Phillips and more from Penguin Random House Books by Julia Phillips Julia Phillips became a Hollywood player in the freewheeling 1970s, the first woman to win the Best Picture Oscar as co-producer of The Sting. After producing Steelyard Blues with Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, the company had a worldwide hit in 1973 with The Sting starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. She co-produced with her husband, Michael (and others), three prominent films of the 1970s — The Sting, Taxi Driver, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind — and was the first female producer to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, for The Sting. Jewish Women's Archive. As one of the driving forces behind Spielberg's science fiction fable Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Phillips marked another creative peak, but the film also became her professional undoing. You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again, "Julia Phillips, 57, Producer Who Assailed Hollywood, Dies", "How we made ... 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Age: 57 Oscar-winning producer who lambasted the Hollywood establishment in her 1991 incendiary book, You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again. The Sting won seven out of its 10 Oscar nominations, with Julia Phillips becoming the first female producer to be nominated for and to win Best Picture. JULIA PHILLIPS: You can imagine what a trip this is for a Jewish girl from Great Neck. Although it starred Stockard Channing and Lynn Redgrave, it tanked at the box office. In her Oscar acceptance speech for Best Picture, Julia Phillips described herself as a "nice Jewish girl from Great Neck." In 2000, she also helped Matt Drudge write his Drudge Manifesto. Phillips was educated at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. Twenty-five years after its Oscar success, The Sting was inducted into the Producers Guild of America's Hall of Fame, granting each of its producers a Golden Laurel Award. Did I really want to be told what a major motion picture was?”. Born Julia Miller to a Polish Jewish family[1][2] in New York City, the daughter of Tanya and Adolph Miller. She became unemployable in the industry that had brought her success and acclaim. Tonight I get to win an Academy Award and meet Elizabeth Taylor all in the same moment. In 1972,[4] Phillips along with her husband, Michael Phillips, and producer Tony Bill commissioned David S. Ward to write the screenplay, The Sting,[2] for $3,500. Julia Phillips, Oscar-winning producer of "The Sting", remembered, “Julia Phillips, 57, Producer Who Assailed Hollywood, Dies,”, “Julia Phillips, Producer Whose Book Scandalized Hollywood, Dies at 57,”, Julia Phillips, producer, author, dies at age 57,”, Encyclopedia Article: Film Industry in the United States, Article: Birth of entertainer Kitty Carlisle Hart, Copyright © 1998–2021, Jewish Women's Archive, Julia Phillips, Oscar winning producer of "The Sting", remembered. Julia Phillips made history in Hollywood by becoming the first woman to win the Best Picture Oscar for producing the classic The Sting (1973), along with husband and producing partner Michael Phillips and Tony Bill. Julia Phillips was the Oscar-winning producer for Taxi Driver, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Sting. But nice? Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women. After school, she worked as book section editor at the Ladies' Home Journal and then as a story editor for Paramount Pictures. 1 ... Phillips likes to say she started at the top — winning the Best Picture Oscar for The Sting (1973) — and worked her way to the bottom. Julia Phillips, the first woman to win a Best Picture Oscar and the writer of a scathing Hollywood memoir, died at her home in California on Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer. She said what she meant and always said it. Julia Phillips, Producer: The Sting. Her third major film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was produced with Michael Phi… [6] Periods of drug abuse, gratuitous spending, and damaging boyfriends took their toll over the next several years before the publication of her first memoir. This is the … The book topped the New York Times bestseller list, but its revelations about high-profile film personalities, Hollywood's drug culture, and casting couch sensibilities drew ire from many former colleagues. [10], Phillips died in her home in West Hollywood, California, at the age of 57, from cancer on New Year's Day, 2002,[11] and was interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California. Her third major film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was produced with Michael Phillips. Phillips's early work in a producing team with her husband continues to receive acclaim within the industry. 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