Howard Strickling

American film executive Howard Strickling

Howard Strickling served as head of publicity for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer pictures from the late 1920s into the early 1950s. He was born in West Virginia; Strickling was in charge of the publicity surrounding MGM's films, and the studio's stars for what most film buffs consider the heyday of the company.
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16 July 1982

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OP-ED: Celeb Handlers, Gate Guardians Do Disservice to Their Clients, Need ... - HNN
Google News - over 6 years
The best today are those who learned from and practice what was practiced by icons in entertainment and sports public relations – Henry Rogers, Howard Strickling, Rupert Allen, Murray Weisman, Shelly Saltman, Jim Flood, Don Smith, John Strauss,
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SCENE STEALER; Your Publicist Should Call My Publicist
NYTimes - almost 10 years
-- AT the annual Oscar nominees luncheon a few weeks ago, Frank Pierson -- the writer of ''Dog Day Afternoon,'' the director of ''A Star Is Born'' and a former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- expressed wonderment as he sized up the room. And he wasn't marveling at George Clooney's smile. ''There didn't used to be so
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FILM; Glamour's New Orientation
NYTimes - about 13 years
ONCE upon a time in Hollywood, the stars shone with a radiant glamour; in Chinese film they still do. In movies from Beijing to Hong Kong, actresses like Zhang Ziyi and actors like Tony Leung Chiu-wai fill the screen with heart-skipping beauty and charm. In May at the Cannes Film Festival, audiences swooned for Wong Kar-wai's romantic drama
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NYTimes - almost 17 years
A picture caption in Business Day yesterday with an article about a dispute involving George Christy, a columnist for The Hollywood Reporter, misidentified the man shown. He was Mr. Christy -- not Howard Strickling, former head of publicity at MGM, who was also mentioned in the article.
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MEDIA; 3 Journalists Resign in Clash Of Old and New In Hollywood
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Vernon Scott, a retired 78-year-old reporter for United Press International who covered Hollywood for decades, still recalls the golden era of the 1940's and 1950's. The town's powerful columnists, Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons, would have trucks outside their offices to haul away Christmas gifts of whiskey, jewelry and clothes, given by
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Lived Fast, Died Young
NYTimes - over 24 years
BOMBSHELL The Life and Death of Jean Harlow. By David Stenn. Illustrated. 370 pp. New York: Doubleday. $22.50. JEAN HARLOW is a classic example of how on-screen and off-screen behavior can contradict each other. In the movies, Harlow was capable of slugging it out verbally as well as physically. In movie after movie, she confronts both male and
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NYTimes - over 35 years
Howard Strickling, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer publicity agent who promoted Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Greta Garbo and other stars, died in a Pomona hospital Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 82 years old. Mr. Strickling, who once described himself as ''just an ambitious punk from a farming town named Gardena'' when he joined the Metro
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Howard Strickling
  • 1982
    Age 85
    He died in Chino, California; on July 16, 1982, aged 85.
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  • 1896
    Born in 1896.
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