convinced McCarthy to cast the gifted but combatively alcoholic George C.
,production head of Twentieth Century Fox,overlooked several black actresses, including Lena Horne,for the part, which featured what was then the ``forbidden kiss'' -between a white man and a black woman.
Intriguingly, Merrill Zandack sounds amazingly like the name of famed producer Darryl Zanuck
, who was notorious for his oversized libido and whose later films were designed to promote the careers of his successive girlfriends, including Bella Darvi and, Juliette Greco.
Then Darryl Zanuck
offered him Keys of the Kingdom.
Every Monday, the cast sits around a huge desk in the basement of the Darryl Zanuck
theatre on the Fox lot in LA.
The Egyptian was an attempt on the part of Fox's Darryl Zanuck
in 1954 to cash in on the widescreen spectacular craze.
Griffith, Ernst Lubitsch, Mary Pickford, Irving Thalberg and Darryl Zanuck
, among others.
Head man Darryl Zanuck
claimed he saw no future in Monroe.
TV won't last because people would, "soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night" - Darryl Zanuck
was the major force behind The Longest Day (he produced the movie and directed more than half of its scenes).