At Wma, after Naar was fast-tracked through the agency’s training program in the early 1950s, his clients came to include Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Raquel Welch and Marilyn Monroe. (Monroe became a close friend and confidant.)
His creative impulses led him out of the agency business and into TV production, however.
Naar’s television career included producing the Ronald Reagan-hosted “General Electric Comedy Hour,” “Lux Playhouse” and the series “Checkmate” before producing his first movies, which include “The All American Boy,” starring Jon Voight, as well as “Blacula” and “Scream Blacula Scream,” starring William Marshall and Vonetta McGee, for Aip Productions.
Next he went back into TV under Spelling Goldberg Prods., where he produced