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  Irving Thalberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thalberg was born in Brooklyn, New York to German Jewish immigrant parents.
Thalberg died of pneumonia in Santa Monica, California at age 37, during the preproduction of A Day at the Races (1937), with the Marx Brothers, and Marie Antoinette (1938), with his wife.
Mayer and Thalberg: The Make-believe Saints by Samuel Marx (1975)
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 Irving Thalberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Irving Grant Thalberg (May 30, 1899–September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures.
Thalberg was born in New York City of German immigrant parents.
Thalberg died of pneumonia at age 37, during the preproduction of A Day at the Races (1937), with the Marx Brothers, and Marie Antoniette (1938), with his wife.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Irving_Thalberg   (602 words)

 Greenwich Village Gazette: Columns: Brazil: Ernest Barteldes
Irving Thalberg was responsible for the creation of many stars - names such as Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow and many others owed much of their stardom to him..
Thalberg was one of the first producers to do previews of the films, and during those films were re-edited when he felt that audiences wouldn't connect to this or that element of a certain plot.
Thalberg never took a credit for any of his films was one of the greatest creative minds of his era, and his untimely passing was a great loss for the movie industry.
www.gvny.com /columns/barteldes/barteldes01-28-05.html   (478 words)

 Norma Shearer @ Lynn's Classic Movie Favorites - Biography
Irving Thalberg was Mayer's production chief at the time, and he soon took on the task of making Norma a star.
Irving Thalberg was considered a "boy genius" and although only in his late 20's, he had a serious heart condition and it was thought that he was living on borrowed time.
Soon Thalberg was infatuated with Norma and since his mother also approved of his choice, he asked Norma to marry him and they were married on September 29, 1927.
classicmoviefavorites.com /shearer/bio.html   (1043 words)

 The Mediadrome - Irving Thalberg: Hollywood's First Boy Wonder
Irving Grant Thalberg’s story began in Brooklyn on May 30, 1899 where as an infant, doctors discovered a congenital heart disorder.
Thalberg went to Nicholas Schenk, then President of Loews, Inc. (MGM’s parent company) and reported that Mayer was neglecting his duties at the studio leaving all the work for him.
Thalberg was obviously a man of integrity who believed in always giving his best regardless of whether anyone noticed.
www.themediadrome.com /content/articles/film_articles/thalberg.shtml   (1388 words)

 Thalberg, Irving (Grant) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Thalberg, Irving (Grant)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Thalberg was hired in 1918 as assistant to Carl Laemmle, president of Universal Pictures Corporation in New York.
Having moved to Hollywood in 1919, Thalberg, ‘the boy genius,’ was named head of the studio in 1923, leaving to become vice-president in charge of production for MGM the following year.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Thalberg,+Irving+(Grant)   (224 words)

 National Obituary Archive(NOA) - Arrangeonline.com
Irving Grant Thalberg, called the ‘boy wonder of Hollywood’ for his management of MGM Studios, died September 14, 1936.
While Thalberg was away, Mayer took away many of his responsibilities, but Thalberg continued to turn out successful movies, including 1935’s Mutiny on the Bounty which won him another Oscar for Best Picture.
Thalberg was planning to form his own production company in 1936, but died of complications of pneumonia on September 14, 1936 in Santa Monica, California.
www.arrangeonline.com /Obituary/Obituary.asp?obituaryid=62257660   (344 words)

 Biography for Irving Thalberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Owing to Thalberg's habit in his lifetime of not seizing the spotlight for himself, Hollywood's memorials to him after his death were relatively sedate, although heartfelt.
Thalberg responded, "Mervyn, I didn't ask you how much it would cost, I asked you whether it would help the picture." The scene was reshot, an example of Thalberg's perfectionism.
Thalberg's wife, Norma Shearer, became one of the studio's major stars; a good actress, she won the most important roles and productions (often inciting jealousy among other female stars), even when they weren't ideally suited to her.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0856921/bio   (1548 words)

 Tail Slate - TV Talk Review - Irving Thalberg: Prince of Hollywood
Irving Thalberg: Prince of Hollywood is about an hour and fifteen minute documentary airing tomorrow night (Feb. 1st) at 8 p.m.
Irving Thalberg was the man everyone in Hollywood knew in the first half of the century, but his name never appeared on any movie.
Irving Thalberg: Prince of Hollywood uses a combination of old photographs, film clips and old interviews to tell Thalberg’s story.
www.tailslate.net /tvtalk/reviews.asp?ID=238   (435 words)

 The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The trophy for award recipients is in the form of a bust of Thalberg rather than the familiar "Oscar" statuette.
For this award, the year shown is the year when the award was actually presented.
Official Description of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award with image and list of recipients
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Irving_G._Thalberg_Memorial_Award   (115 words)

 Irving Thalberg: Prince Of Hollywood: TCM Original Documentary Review
Thalberg died of pneumonia in 1936 at the age of 37.
This TCM original documentary follows Thalberg’s journey from being a sickly young man barely over his teenage years to becoming one of the most important and historic figures in the history of the motion picture industry in Hollywood.
Thalberg enabled women to become accomplished screenwriters and had a knack for cultivating acting talent and creating strong character driven vehicles to help them grow in their craft.
www.genreonline.net /Thalberg_TCM.html   (282 words)

 New York Daily News - Entertainment - David Bianculli: Thalberg salute fails to produce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One of the greatest gifts of acclaimed Hollywood producer Irving Thalberg was his ability to look at the first cut of a movie and demand the additions and edits to make it measurably better.
Make no mistake: "Irving Thalberg: Prince of Hollywood," premiering at 8 on TCM, is a solid and very watchable 90-minute study of the show-business wonder boy.
Thalberg identified and made a lot of stars, from Jean Harlow to Clark Gable, whose leading-man qualities he gauged from the audience reaction to the actor's small role as a chauffeur.
www.nydailynews.com /entertainment/story/276527p-236871c.html   (465 words)

 America 1920-1929: Arts History Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Irving Thalberg became an icon of American success mythology, but he did not rise from poverty; his German- Alsatian Jewish family was middle class.
A Brooklyn boy who had not finished high school because of illness, Thalberg was employed at eighteen as a secretary in the New York office of Universal Pictures; he became general manager of the California studio when he was twenty.
Although Mayer claimed that the move was intended to prolong Thalberg's life, Hollywood insiders believed that Mayer had become resentful of Thalberg's eminence and irate at his insistence that his earnings be commensurate with his responsibilities.
www.bookrags.com /history-america-1920s-arts/sub34.html   (597 words)

 Irving G. Thalberg
A film industry Wunderkind, Thalberg was promoted from his post as secretary to Universal Film Manufacturing in New York to reorganize Universal's Hollywood studios at age 21.
Thalberg is largely credited for establishing MGM as the literary studio, and supported the studio system that kept a stable of actors, directors, writers, and producers working together to produce films.
The Warren Report: Winner of the Thalberg Award, Warren Beatty reflects on 40 years of filmmaking, including how BONNIE AND CLYDE was almost Jane and Bob, and why Bening turned out to be the one.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0772578.html   (364 words)

 Irving G. Thalberg
From the late 1920s until his death in 1936, Irving Thalberg was the stuff of legend, regarded in the American film industry with a mixture of respect, awe, envy and fear.
Thalberg began his career in film as a teenager fresh out of high school, joining Universal in 1918 as a secretary at their New York offices.
Thalberg's strategy became synonymous with the MGM house style that held sway into the late 1940s: he combined intensive pre-production preparation with a post-production system of previews designed to gauge audience reactions and determine ensuing retakes.
www.theoscarsite.com /whoswho/thalberg_i.htm   (711 words)

 Syracuse New Times: Film Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born a "blue baby" in 1899, a hue that defined his sickly childhood, Thalberg would later be wracked by rheumatic fever and plagued with heart troubles that would lead to his pneumonia-inflicted death at age 37 in 1936.
In between, however, Thalberg packed a lot of livin', as he cemented his "boy wonder" status by becoming head of production at Universal Pictures during the Roaring '20s, then switching to the newly created Metro-Goldwyn Mayer just as talking pictures changed the cinematic landscape.
That most of Thalberg's methods are still utilized 80 years later says plenty about the man's influence, even as those processes conversely render a legitimate art form into simple product for the masses.
newtimes.rway.com /films/thalberg.htm   (293 words)

 Irving Cpa Total Significant What's What A Consumer Would Hunger For Close To Irving Cpa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Thalberg ordered the director to recut the film; he returned with a four-hour version.
Thalberg was a manager who saw motion pictures as a business and industry while von Stroheim was a creative genius whose vision of film was as a new Art.
This time, with Thalberg behind the desk, the film was taken away from von Stroheim and assigned to Rupert Julian, a director-on-staff.
alt.tcm.turner.com /MONTH_SPOTS/99/12/greed.htm   (1930 words)

 Irving Thalberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Documentaries on Hollywood whiz kid Irving Thalberg generally have failed to see the man as being in any way separate from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the studio he ran with precision, even vision, and elevated to stratospheric heights in boxoffice revenue and the minds of the 1930s moviegoing public.
But we do learn some personal data about Thalberg's wife, actress Norma Shearer: that she was devoted to her husband more than to her children and that she probably would have had a stunning career with or without Thalberg guiding her at the studio.
We also get information we've heard before: that Thalberg never put his name on a film, that he had a genius for knowing actors and their capability to carry a film; also that he believed less in directors than in himself (MGM always was known as a producer's studio).
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000779889   (446 words)

 Irving Thalberg Biography / Biography of Irving Thalberg Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Before his death at the age of 37, Thalberg helped redefine how movies are made within the studio system and became the consummate movie mogul.
Irving Grant Thalberg was born on May 30, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York.
He was one of two children and the only son born to William Thalberg and his wife Henrietta Heyman Thalberg.
www.bookrags.com /biography-irving-thalberg   (218 words)

 Lady of Chance
She set her cap for Irving Thalberg, MGM's powerful head of production and in 1928 married him, then worked equally hard at being the perfect wife.
Thalberg had been carrying a torch for the flighty Constance Talmadge, while being pursued by his former Universal Studio boss's daughter, Rosabelle Laemmele.
But Norma understood the competing forces in Thalberg's life, his domineering mother (she had one, too, but not as bad) his bad heart, his workaholism.
www.moviediva.com /MD_root/reviewpages/MDLadyofChance.htm   (1128 words)

 Anecdote - Irving J. Thalberg - Thalberg (long)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Such was MGM chief Irving Thalberg's hectic schedule that even VIPs were often obliged to wait many weeks for an appointment - not to mention many minutes (or hours), on the "million-dollar bench" in Thalberg's anteroom, for the actual meeting.
Thalberg apologized and promised to be more responsible.
Sure enough, at their next meeting, Thalberg was right on time but was called away on urgent business once again.
www.anecdotage.com /index.php?aid=8698   (390 words)

 VH1.com : Movies : Person : Irving G. Thalberg : Biography
After several dead-end secretarial jobs, Thalberg met Carl Laemmle, the head of Universal Pictures, who was impressed by the young man's concentration skills and capacity for hard work.
Tagged "the Boy Wonder," Thalberg commanded great respect throughout Hollywood, not only because of his near-infallible gift for moviemaking but also because he was a polite, respectful boss, willing to listen to anyone's input so long as it was for the general good of the studio.
By 1936, Thalberg was on the verge of bolting MGM and setting up his own independent production company, in the manner of David O. Selznick.
www.vh1.com /movies/person/100924/bio.jhtml   (472 words)

 Norma Shearer biography
Irving Thalberg, an executive at the Mayer Company, saw Norma’s work and offered her a sixth month contract at one hundred and fifty dollars a week, a nice living at the time.
Irving Thalberg suddenly became the studio’s boy wonder, the most powerful man in Hollywood aside from Louis B. Mayer himself.
He had had a heart condition for quite sometime, and two weeks after the opening of “Romeo and Juliet,” Irving Thalberg suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 37.
ne.essortment.com /normashearerbi_redv.htm   (757 words)

 A Night At The Opera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MGM producer Irving Thalberg took the boys under his wing to produce two of their greatest films (the other being "A Day At The Races").
Thalberg's contention was that, although the Marx Brothers' movies were funny, you couldn't "build insanity on insanity." He proposed an actual story for the brothers to work against.
Although the brothers had difficulty with the way he handled business, Groucho proclaimed that Irving Thalberg was the only man he would truly call a "genius." Thalberg asked the Marx brothers whom they would like to write the picture, and of course they chose their two favorite writers, Kaufman and Ryskind.
www.whyaduck.com /info/movies/opera.htm   (379 words)

 Thalberg - Discount Beauty Store
Irving Thalberg is one of Hollywood's success stories - and tragedies.
Thalberg brought taste, daring, and vast profits to MGM before his tragic death at the age of 37.
Most people thought very well of Irving Thalberg and were sad when he died young, at the age of 37.
www.discountbeautystore.com /product/189322418X-Thalberg.html   (220 words)

 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award 73rd Annual Academy Awards - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Dino De Laurentiis, recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Award, in recognition of his consistently high quality of motion picture production.
Producer Dino De Laurentiis was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award during the 73rd Academy Awards by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Thalberg Award was established in 1937 and was awarded that year to Darryl F. Zanuck.
www.oscars.org /73academyawards/specialawards/thalberg.html   (392 words)

 Grand Hotel (1932) reviewed by AllZone4DVD.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Irving Thalberg, then producer and whiz kid at MGM, had the same idea as studio boss Louis B. Mayer - if you packaged the product right, you didn’t need to rely on art to make money.
Thalberg created his package by the simple expedient of gathering together a stellar cast.
Warner Brothers have made a good start with some of the award winning shows in their back catalogue, and it’s to be hoped they continue the good work by releasing locally some of the great old film noirs and cartoons they have in their vaults.
www.allzone4dvd.net /review_details.htm?id=770   (1772 words)

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