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October 23, 2007 | From Times staff and wire reports
Jim Mitchell, 60, a former tight end for the Atlanta Falcons who was named to the Pro Bowl after the 1969 and 1972 seasons, died Saturday morning of a heart attack at a hospital near his home in Shelbyville, Tenn. Mitchell was found unconscious on the front steps of his home by a friend. He suffered from diabetes in recent years and had lost his eyesight.
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October 23, 2007 | From Times staff and wire reports
Jim Mitchell, 60, a former tight end for the Atlanta Falcons who was named to the Pro Bowl after the 1969 and 1972 seasons, died Saturday morning of a heart attack at a hospital near his home in Shelbyville, Tenn. Mitchell was found unconscious on the front steps of his home by a friend. He suffered from diabetes in recent years and had lost his eyesight.
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February 20, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pornography king Jim Mitchell, who with his brother Artie became one of the nation's most successful purveyors of X-rated films and sex shows, was found guilty Wednesday of killing his younger brother last year. Bringing the long-running saga of the Mitchell Brothers to a dramatic close, a Marin County jury convicted Jim Mitchell of voluntary manslaughter for shooting Artie three times at the younger brother's Corte Madera home last February.
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July 16, 2007 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Jim Mitchell, who developed a multimillion-dollar adult film empire with his younger brother, Artie, but was later convicted of killing him, has died. He was 63. Mitchell died Thursday night at his ranch near Petaluma, Calif. The cause of death was not immediately known, but foul play was not suspected, a spokesman for the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department said. An autopsy was conducted Friday, but the results were not made available.
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July 16, 2007 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Jim Mitchell, who developed a multimillion-dollar adult film empire with his younger brother, Artie, but was later convicted of killing him, has died. He was 63. Mitchell died Thursday night at his ranch near Petaluma, Calif. The cause of death was not immediately known, but foul play was not suspected, a spokesman for the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department said. An autopsy was conducted Friday, but the results were not made available.
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February 20, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pornography king Jim Mitchell, who with his brother Artie became one of the nation's most successful purveyors of X-rated films, sex shows and theaters, including one in Santa Ana, was found guilty Wednesday of killing his younger brother last year. Bringing the long-running saga of the Mitchell Brothers to a dramatic close, a Marin County jury convicted Jim Mitchell of voluntary manslaughter for shooting Artie three times at the younger brother's Corte Madera home last February.
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October 3, 1997 | Associated Press
Jim Mitchell, who made national headlines first by fighting for the right to make and sell pornography and later for killing his brother, Artie, was released from prison Thursday. Mitchell was released from San Quentin after serving three years of a six-year voluntary manslaughter sentence in the fatal shooting of his younger brother in February 1991.
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March 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Mitchell, indicted on charges of murdering Artie Mitchell, his brother and partner in pornography, was ordered to return to Marin County Superior Court in a week to enter a plea. The arraignment of Mitchell, 47, was continued to next Friday at the request of his attorney, Dennis Roberts. The indictment in the Feb. 27 shooting death of Artie Mitchell, 45, was handed up Thursday by the Marin County Grand Jury.
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May 5, 1991 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The private life of a slain pornographer: Is it a movie, or a miniseries? That's a big question for Karen Mitchell, ex-wife of Artie Mitchell, 45, who died instantly Feb. 27 at his Marin County home when a .22-caliber bullet tunneled through his right eye and into the brain. See, it wasn't just another random urban death, the kind that makes tourists nervous but has no box-office potential.
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May 5, 1991 | GARRY ABRAMS
Inside the Mitchell Brothers' O'Farrell Theatre, time stops. It's always around midnight--a strobe-lit, loud midnight, circa 1975. For $25, customers check their inhibitions and disbelief at the door. In return they get a ticket to the wonders of the Ultra Room, the Kopenhagen Room, New York Live, the ballyhooed Shower Show and, of course, the 200-seat adult-movie theater where graphic, gymnastic lust is perpetually acted out in living color accented by tight camera angles.
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October 3, 1997 | Associated Press
Jim Mitchell, who made national headlines first by fighting for the right to make and sell pornography and later for killing his brother, Artie, was released from prison Thursday. Mitchell was released from San Quentin after serving three years of a six-year voluntary manslaughter sentence in the fatal shooting of his younger brother in February 1991.
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February 20, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pornography king Jim Mitchell, who with his brother Artie became one of the nation's most successful purveyors of X-rated films, sex shows and theaters, including one in Santa Ana, was found guilty Wednesday of killing his younger brother last year. Bringing the long-running saga of the Mitchell Brothers to a dramatic close, a Marin County jury convicted Jim Mitchell of voluntary manslaughter for shooting Artie three times at the younger brother's Corte Madera home last February.
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February 20, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pornography king Jim Mitchell, who with his brother Artie became one of the nation's most successful purveyors of X-rated films and sex shows, was found guilty Wednesday of killing his younger brother last year. Bringing the long-running saga of the Mitchell Brothers to a dramatic close, a Marin County jury convicted Jim Mitchell of voluntary manslaughter for shooting Artie three times at the younger brother's Corte Madera home last February.
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May 5, 1991
* July 4, 1969: Jim and Artie Mitchell open O'Farrell Theatre in San Francisco. The theater features adult films and live stage shows. Three weeks later, the theater is raided by police, the first in a long series of legal confrontations for the pair. * 1971: The brothers film "Behind the Green Door," starring Marilyn Chambers. The film, a pornographic hit, is dubbed "The Gone With the Wind" of sex films.
NEWS
May 5, 1991 | GARRY ABRAMS
Inside the Mitchell Brothers' O'Farrell Theatre, time stops. It's always around midnight--a strobe-lit, loud midnight, circa 1975. For $25, customers check their inhibitions and disbelief at the door. In return they get a ticket to the wonders of the Ultra Room, the Kopenhagen Room, New York Live, the ballyhooed Shower Show and, of course, the 200-seat adult-movie theater where graphic, gymnastic lust is perpetually acted out in living color accented by tight camera angles.
NEWS
May 5, 1991 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The private life of a slain pornographer: Is it a movie, or a miniseries? That's a big question for Karen Mitchell, ex-wife of Artie Mitchell, 45, who died instantly Feb. 27 at his Marin County home when a .22-caliber bullet tunneled through his right eye and into the brain. See, it wasn't just another random urban death, the kind that makes tourists nervous but has no box-office potential.
NEWS
May 5, 1991
* July 4, 1969: Jim and Artie Mitchell open O'Farrell Theatre in San Francisco. The theater features adult films and live stage shows. Three weeks later, the theater is raided by police, the first in a long series of legal confrontations for the pair. * 1971: The brothers film "Behind the Green Door," starring Marilyn Chambers. The film, a pornographic hit, is dubbed "The Gone With the Wind" of sex films.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Mitchell, indicted on charges of murdering Artie Mitchell, his brother and partner in pornography, was ordered to return to Marin County Superior Court in a week to enter a plea. The arraignment of Mitchell, 47, was continued to next Friday at the request of his attorney, Dennis Roberts. The indictment in the Feb. 27 shooting death of Artie Mitchell, 45, was handed up Thursday by the Marin County Grand Jury.
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