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Marvin Walowitz

1937 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Marvin Walowitz Obituary
February 10, 1937 - September 4, 2016 Died on Sept. 4 at age 79 after a long series of debilitating infections and advanced cancer. He is survived by his brother Howard (Larry). Marvin grew up in Brooklyn, graduated Stuyvesant HS and, at age 16, enrolled at the USC film school and never left Los Angeles. Inspired by "Singing in the Rain," Marvin hoped to become a cinematographer. However, he quickly fell into editing picture & sound. Starting off as picture editor on the immortal "Hell Squad" for Roger Corman, other pictures followed until he joined the Desilu staff of sound editors for their TV shows. While Marvin focused on sound editing, he was picture editor on the Oscar-winning short documentary "Czechoslovakia 1918-1968." Marvin retired in 2004 with an impressive 103 movie credits. Marvin's other interest was original modern art prints. He and his friend Joan Miller opened "India Ink Gallery" on 4th St. in Santa Monica in the early 1970's, showcasing local artists and producing several prints. The gallery was a going concern into the mid-1980s. For the past 29 years he lived in the Arts District of LA where he was "mayor" of his building on E 3rd street. His loft included a screening space consisting of eight speakers and a seven foot display. He had no facility for TV, focusing on DVDs and Laser Disks. The loft was partitioned by cabinets housing 11,000 DVDs. Contributions in his memory can be sent to the American Film Institute (https://support.afi.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=298) or the Los Angeles Arts District Community Council (http://www.artsdistrictla.org/arts-district-los-angeles/)
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2016
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