Wayne Fitzgerald Dies: Main Title Designer Of ‘Pillow Talk’, ‘Apocalypse Now’ Was 89

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Wayne Fitzgerald Dies: Main Title Designer Of ‘Pillow Talk’, ‘Apocalypse Now’ Was 89
Wayne Fitzgerald, the main title designer of films including Pillow Talk, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather II and Total Recall died Monday on South Whidbey Island in Washington. He was 89.

Fitzgerald was born in Los Angeles on March 19, 1930. After graduating from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he went on to work at Pacific Title & Art which did the main titles for various studios including Warner Bros., MGM, Fox, Paramount and Columbia. While there he worked on films such as Touch of Evil (1958), The Music Man (1962) and My Fair Lady (1964). In 1968, he launched Wayne Fitzgerald FilmDesign Inc.

His expansive resume spans 55 years and includes a diverse array of films including some of the most acclaimed and noteworthy films that have shaped Hollywood including Bonnie and Clyde (1967), as well as Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974).

In 1968, he launched Wayne Fitzgerald FilmDesign Inc. and continued to churn out memorable title design.
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