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Paramount’s Longest Employee, A.C. Lyles, Dies at 95

30 September 2013 10:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A.C. Lyles, whose long association with Paramount began when he was 10 years old, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 95.

Lyles started out at Paramount working for Adolph Zukor more than 80 years ago, worked as a studio publicist for many years and even served as a producer on HBO’s “Deadwood.”

Lyles was one of the last of a breed who made the transition from the old classic studio system to the new Hollywood. Eminently likable and adaptable, Lyles worked his way up from the mailroom and labored for many years in publicity and advertising, giving him an understanding of every facet of the making and selling of motion pictures. Lyles went on to produce low-budget Westerns, and later, television movies and series.

Except for a brief period on his own, he hung his hat at Paramount throughout his exceptionally long career. Such an expert was he on the company »

- Carmel Dagan

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Neil Patrick Harris On His Birthday Adventure, and an NFL Hopeful Comes Out

9 May 2013 3:10 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Matt Morris (above), who is 34, Candice Bergen is 67, and Billy Joel is 64. Minnesota House Passes Gay Marriage. The First AIDS Generation: Grappling With Why We’re Alive and What It Means Another pro-wrestler uses violent anti-gay rhetoric. Bug Makes Gay Marriage Possible in Nintendo Game Ricky Martin poses for fans during a promotion for his Greatest Hits release in Sydney, Australia.

Kevin Grayson, College Football Star And NFL Hopeful, Comes Out As Gay

Below you can see Neil Patrick Harris tell Ellen about the truly incredible birthday gift that David gave him, which lasted a week, and spanned the U.S.

Anderson plays “How You Chewin’?” with Wendy Williams.

Anderson doesn’t get hot sauce and popcorn.

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We’ll be showcasing the big names, »

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