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STANLEY MARCUS global fashion legend, humanitarian, civil rights advocate and marketing genius behind Neiman Marcus. This is his story!
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Michael Cain

114 backers pledged $20,775 to help bring this project to life.

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End Of Year Update


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Dear Backers,

We hope you are well.

The STANLEY MARCUS team is excited for what 2014 has in store for the project. We had a very successful trip to Europe last May. The production was possible due to the generous contributions of our Kickstarter Backers....THANK YOU! 

Lufthansa provided the travel arrangements as our European production sponsor. Each of the six flights on the 3-city tour provided the best service along with stress free travel. We tip our hats to the employees of Lufthansa airlines for making this possible and taking such great care of our team.

Several other individuals and organizations stepped up as individual interview sponsors (seen in the credits of the preview below - thank you). The production and trip went better than we could have imagined. 

Below is a preview of the interviews conducted during the European production:

To keep costs to a minimum we traveled with 4 crew members performing multiple roles. We partnered with production houses along the way for our equipment. In Paris, PhotoCineRent; in Florence, Ecoframes; in Milan, EXIT SRL. We also had amazing support from past friends and new ones in each of our stops. A special thank you to Camille Semprez and David Crosnier in Paris; Tommaso Carli in Florence; and Ivan Genasi in Milan.

We have several developments taking place with the project.  As our journey unfolds we know that getting this project 100% correct is critical. As many of you know, Mr. Stanley's standards were often quoted as "I have the simplest taste; I am always satisfied with the best." Our intention is to deliver just that, the BEST! 

As we continue working on the project we would love feedback from our Backers. Also, we have additional links that can be sent highlighting interviews and experiences from our production. If you care to see additional content, please email us at We are eager to bring Mr. Stanley's story to you. Thank you for helping make our vision a reality.



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A special thank you to our travel sponsor!
A special thank you to our travel sponsor!

Bonjour - Greetings from Paris

Dear Backer,

We hope this update finds you well.

Below is a link from our first full day in Paris. We were shooting b-roll at the Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent fashion houses. While on location we assisted the Yves Saint Laurent delivery driver from having an embarrassing accident. 

Check it out here:


The M3 Films Team

Thanks to Lufthansa...and You...We are Off to Europe!!!

Dear Backer,

The time has come. Thanks to your generous support the Stanley Marcus documentary crew will be traveling to Europe for nine confirmed interviews. We are also honored to announce a sponsorship with Lufthansa airlines. They have graciously made this trip possible along with your wonderful support. 

When do we leave you ask? Today. We have been working everyday to make this trip a reality. And now, thanks to you this dream is coming true.

A special thanks is due to the wonderful donors who have stepped up to sponsor individual interviews. Jan Strimple, world-renowned model and fashion producer extraordinaire has graciously led the way with sponsoring the Pierre Bergé interview. As most requested model of Yves Saint Laurent, she exclaimed, "This is a no-brainer." The Dallas Market Center was our first $2500 Backer on Kickstarter and has maximized a $2500 matching grant put up by an angel donor. Thank you for stepping up to the plate. Heritage Auctions is synonymous with the name Hermés. They currently hold the world record for the sale of an Hermés bag on the secondary market. We cannot thank Heritage Auctions enough for recognizing the value in telling this compelling story of a man who created so much opportunity. As M3 Films confidante and trusted advisor, Liener Temerlin, states, "[Mr. Stanley] set the style for Dallas." Thank you all for continuing to represent the style and class that Mr. Stanley helped define.

Below is an outline of our current production schedule. We have been taking meetings with individuals who were close to Mr. Stanley and those familiar with the impact each participant represents toward this film. If you have any questions, insight or a story you would like to share about any of our interviews, please do. You never know, we may ask Givenchy a question you directed toward us.

May 21: Depart on Lufthansa Airlines from DFW to Frankfurt, Germany – connecting flight to Paris on Lufthansa Airlines

May 22: Arrive in Paris

May 23: Suzy Menkes of the International Herald Tribune

May 24: Capture b-roll in areas Mr. Stanley would visit (flea market, Charvet, etc.)

May 25: Xavier Guerrand-Hermés

May 27: Emanuel Ungaro

May 28: Pierre Bergé
Hubert de Givenchy

May 29: Travel to Florence

May 30: Marchesa Laudomia Pucci
Mrs. Salvatore (Wanda) Ferragamo

May 31: Contessa Sibilla della Gheradesca
Marchesa Idanna Pucci

TBD: Mrs. Rosita Missoni

As many of you may be aware Ottavio “Tai” Missoni recently passed away. This is combined with the loss of Mr. and Mrs. Missoni’s son, Vittorio, and his wife, Maurizia. Our hearts go out to them at this time. We will be on immediate standby if Mrs. Missoni is able to participate on-camera. She was eager to share stories of Mr. Stanley with Tai when we first reached out last year.

We will be updating our M3 Films and Stanley Marcus Facebook page along with our M3 Films Twitter page during our travel. Producer, Jason Cirone, will be posting pictures and documenting the trip as time allows. Producer, Mike Mullins, will be leading the interviews with the impressive list of names above. Frankey Dey of Lascaux Films will be the Cinematographer for the European production complementing the work from his trip to NYC with the crew in September. Crystal Ruffu will be keeping the trendsetters looking sharp on set as the Stylist. All the links to follow are below to ensure you do not miss any updates, photographs or other buzz.


M3 FilmsLLC:
Stanley Marcus Documentary Page:
Jason Cirone:


M3 Films LLC:
Jason Cirone:


Search “Jason Cirone” or username jacirone

Please feel free to share any of the above information. Because of you we are in a position to make this trip a reality. Merci, Grazie, Thank You!


The M3 Films Team

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"Thank You Stanley Marcus" - An Invitation


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