Veteran Paramount producer and Hollywood fixture A.C.Lyles has passed away at 95. He began as an usher in one of Paramount’s movie theaters and then became a publicist before producing westerns in the 1950s and ‘60s and serving in recent years as a goodwill ambassador.
LA Magazine offers this anecdotal advice from the dapper Lyles: “In this business you need to maintain enthusiasm. Real estate has three words: location, location, location. I have three words: obsession, obsession, obsession. You can’t say, I think I’ll try. You have to say, I’ve got to, I’ve got to, I’ve got to.”