American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Thalberg, Irving Grant 1899-1936. American film producer. By age 25 he had become vice president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where he supervised production for such classic films as The Big Parade (1925) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935).
“If you like piano music, Thalberg is worth checking out.”
“11This comparison with MGM wunderkind Irving Thalberg is intriguing.”
“Thalberg," writes Leon Escudier, "est la grace, comme Liszt la force; le jeu de l'un est blond, celui de l'autre est brun.”
“It also marked Hollywood's first all-out plunge into politics and the creation of the first "attack ads" on the screen -- thanks to Irving Thalberg at MGM.”
“The most surprising aspect of Otto's statement was the name of the editorial genius who had allegedly created the trailers: not the reactionary Louis B. Mayer, the ruthless Harry Cohn, or the reckless Joseph Schenck, but the refined Irving Thalberg.”
“Sinclair is not defeated yet," Wilkerson said, after thanking Mayer and Thalberg, "but indications point to it, and California should stand up and sing hosannas for their greatest STATE industry, MOTION PICTURES ....”
“In the announcement by Academy President Tom Sherak that Francis Ford Coppola will get the Irving Thalberg Award and that renowned character actor Eli Wallach and director Jean-Luc Godard will get special Oscars, along with historian Kevin Brownlow, one can't dispute the selections, but one can sure question the means of delivery.”
“The Motion Picture Academy does an injustice not only to the recipients but to their worldwide fans by continuing its new policy of presenting honorary Oscars, the Thalberg and other special awards at a special function in November instead of the Academy Awards ceremony next February on ABC.”
“This may account for his terse acceptance speech on being awarded the Irving Thalberg Award in 1968.”
“Alarmed by the Sinclair threat, MGM's Mayer and Thalberg produced fake newsreels, using Hollywood actors.”
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