Myron Selznick
Talent agent and film producer
Myron Selznick
Myron Selznick was an American film producer and talent agent.
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Phil Gersh, a Leading Agent In Hollywood, Is Dead at 92
NYTimes - almost 13 years
Phil Gersh, the last of the Hollywood agents who dominated the talent business in the 1940's and 50's and represented some of the great stars and filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age, died on Monday at his home in Beverly Hills, his family announced. He was 92. Mr. Gersh was one of the larger-than-life Hollywood agents, a group including Myron
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THE SELZNICKS; Leigh's Introduction
NYTimes - over 14 years
To the Editor: Re ''A Mogul of the Best and Worst Kind'' by David Thomson [May 26]: My father, Harry Ham, was an actor's agent and worked for, among others, Myron Selznick, David O. Selznick's brother. My mother always told me that it was my father, not Myron, who took Vivien Leigh to the set of ''Gone With the Wind'' when the burning of Atlanta
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THE NATION; They Just Want a Little Respect
NYTimes - over 21 years
CHRISTMAS has arrived early, very early, at the Creative Artists Agency, the most powerful talent agency in town. Bonuses to agents are being dispensed now, the end of the fiscal year, ranging from bundles of $100,000 to, in a few cases, some worth more than $1 million. Nice work if you can get it. In the case of Creative Artists and rivals like
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Books of The Times; David Selznick: A Colossus Obsessed by Self
NYTimes - about 24 years
Showman The Life of David O. Selznick By David Thomson Illustrated. 792 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $35. Although he wished it were not so and spent much of his prodigious energies attempting to make it otherwise, the fact remains that David O. Selznick (1902-1965) was always best known for producing the film version of Margaret Mitchell's monumental
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NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: MOTION-PICTURE FANS AND SCHOLARS agree that Hollywood's creative energy clearly peaked in 1939, the miracle year that produced ''Gone With the Wind,'' ''The Wizard of Oz,'' ''Mr. Smith Goes to MOTION-PICTURE FANS AND SCHOLARS agree that Hollywood's creative energy clearly peaked in 1939, the miracle year that produced ''Gone With the Wind,''
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Gloria Safier, Agent For Writers and Actors
NYTimes - over 31 years
Gloria Safier, a longtime theatrical and literary agent, died yesterday at her apartment in Manhattan. She was 63 years old. Born in Cleveland, Miss Safier grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1939. The daughter of a movie distributor, she had show business in her blood at an early age. ''I was raised on Variety
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Myron Selznick
  • 1944
    Age 45
    Myron Selznick died in 1944, aged 45, and was buried at Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery (now the Hollywood Forever Cemetery) in Hollywood near the Paramount and R.K.O. studios.
    More Details Hide Details The pallbearers at his funeral included Walter Wanger and actor William Powell, who read the funeral oration. Later that year he was disinterred and buried in a crypt at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California, where he was later joined by his brother, David.
  • 1938
    Age 39
    He owned the Thoroughbred racehorse "Can't Wait", which finished third in the 1938 Kentucky Derby.
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  • 1925
    Age 26
    Selznick married Marjorie Daw in 1925; the couple divorced in 1942.
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    After his father's company closed in 1925, Selznick worked for other studios, primarily as a production adviser.
    More Details Hide Details However, with his industry connections, and aided by his brother's rise to one of the most powerful film producers in Hollywood, he saw a business opportunity and set himself up as a talent agent. Partnered with Frank Coleman Joyce, the brother of actress Alice Joyce, they formed Joyce-Selznick, Ltd., the first Los Angeles talent agency. The agency became so successful that 20th Century Fox wound up banning him from their lot out of a concern that he was inflating too many actors' salaries.
  • 1898
    Born on October 5, 1898.
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