IRVING "SWIFTY" LAZAR SIGNED TWA AMBASSADORS CLUB REGISTRY,ST. LOUIS 1970

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  • Sold Date: May 30, 2015
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LISTED HERE IS A 1970 TWA 'AMBASSADORS CLUB' LOUNGE REGISTRY SIGNED BY THE IMMORTAL HOLLYWOOD TALENT AGENT IRVING "SWIFTY" LAZAR.

Irving Paul "Swifty" Lazar (March 28, 1907 – December 30, 1993) was a talent agent and dealmaker, representing both movie stars and authors .

Born Samuel Lazar in Brooklyn, New York , he graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1931. While practicing bankruptcy law during the early 1930s, he negotiated a business deal for a vaudeville performer and realized the income potential for acting as an agent.

He moved to Hollywood in 1936 but maintained a presence in New York until after World War II when he moved to Los Angeles permanently. After putting together three major deals for Humphrey Bogart in a single day, he was dubbed "Swifty" by Bogart. The moniker stuck but was a name he actually disliked.

In addition to Bogart, Lazar became the agent representing the top tier of celebrities, including Lauren Bacall , Truman Capote , Cher , Joan Collins , Noël Coward , Ira Gershwin , Cary Grant , Moss Hart , Ernest Hemingway , Gene Kelly ,Madonna , Walter Matthau , Larry McMurtry , Vladimir Nabokov , Clifford Odets , Cole Porter , William Saroyan , Irwin Shaw , President Richard Nixon and Tennessee Williams . Lazar's power became such that he could negotiate a deal for someone who
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