In memory of Richard Zanuck who died today at 77. Here is his father, Darryl, shown as a young filmmaker being interviewed by my grandmother Mitzi Cummings, who in this instance was writing for Photoplay Magazine.
As a niece of Louis B Mayer she was no doubt aware of interviewing the “competition” but she was dedicated to covering Hollywood, which enabled her to meet hardworking filmmakers like Zanuck, and the stars they made, from all of the studios.
My condolences to the Zanuck family and to young Dean Zanuck, Richard’s son, with whom I shared this photo some months ago as I went through the family’s photo collection.
Copyright Alicia Mayer 2012.