The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine

The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine

E.J. Fleming

Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling are almost unknown outdoors of Hollywood and little-remembered even there, yet as common supervisor and Head of exposure for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, they lorded over the entire stars in Hollywood's golden age from the Twenties throughout the 1940s--including legends like Garbo, Dietrich, Gable and Garland. while MGM stars came across themselves in hassle, it was once Eddie and Howard who took care of them--solved their difficulties, concealed their crimes, and saved their secrets and techniques. They have been "the Fixers." At a time while snapshot intended every thing and the celebrities have been worthy hundreds of thousands to the studios that owned them, Mannix and Strickling have been an important males at MGM. via a posh net of contacts in each area, from journalists and medical professionals to deprave police and district legal professionals, they coated up one of the most infamous crimes and scandals in Hollywood background, holding stars out of penitentiary and, extra importantly, their names out of the papers. They dealt with difficulties as various because the homicide of Paul Bern (husband of MGM's greatest big name, Jean Harlow), the studio-directed drug addictions of Judy Garland, the homicide of Ted Healy (creator of the 3 Stooges) by the hands of Wallace Beery, and arranging for an single Loretta younger to undertake her personal child--a baby fathered via a married Clark Gable.

via exhaustive learn and interviews with contemporaries, this is often the never-before-told tale of Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling. the twin biography describes how a mob-related New Jersey laborer and the quiet son of a grocer turned the main strong males on the greatest studio within the world.

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