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Irving Thalberg Overview:

Legendary producer, Irving Thalberg, was born Irving Grant Thalberg on May 30, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York City. Thalberg died at the age of 37 on Sep 14, 1936 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Thalberg was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Book Look! Hollywood Dreams Made Real: & the Rise of MGM by Mark A. Vieira

By Vanessa Buttino on Jun 9, 2014 From Stardust

Book Look! Hollywood Dreams Made Real: & the Rise of MGM by Mark A. Vieira Well, I'm happy to tell you all that this book is another winner from one of my favourite film authors, Mr. Mark A. Vieira. The man's only disappointed me once - please, let's not re-live that experien... Read full article


: Prince of Hollywood (2005)

By Kristen on Jul 28, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

: Prince of Hollywood was on my TCM Top Twelve back in May. ?Here we are at the tail-end of July and I finally watched it and boy is this one of the better documentaries I’ve seen in a while, particularly on TCM. ?It’s an 80 minute, comprehensive documentary focused entire... Read full article


: Boy Wonder to Proudcer Prince

By Angela on Jul 15, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

I’ve read quite a few biographies on classic Hollywood figures, but : Boy Wonder to Producer Prince by Mark Viera is really quite different from all of them.? Mainly, I was impressed by how this book does not waste time.? By the page five, Irving is meeting Carl Laemmle, by page... Read full article


Book Review--Hollywood Dreams Made Real: and the Rise of MGM

By KC on Sep 9, 2009 From Classic Movies

With his previous photo tributes to Hollywood, Mark Vieira has proven to be expert at combining style with substance. His books have the look of coffee table fluff: oversized, glossy and full of delicious photographs, but his impeccably-researched text has always been capable of standing on its own.... Read full article


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On the day of his funeral, MGM closed for the entire day, and every Hollywood studio shut down operations for five minutes of silence at 10:00 AM PST. Such honors were rare, but Marie Dressler and Jean Harlow received similar consideration.

The character of Monroe Stahr, the hero of F. Scott Fitzgerald's final novel ("The Last Tycoon ) was based on him. Fitzgerald also based the story "Crazy Sunday", on a party he attended at his home.

Is portrayed by John Rubinstein in The Silent Lovers (1980) (TV)

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