Date of birth : March 16, 1916, Malone, New York.
Date of death : November 16, 1999, Key West, Florida.
Greenwich Village, New York City.
Byram Drive, Old Greenwich, less than an hour by car, from Roxbury.
Occupation Arthur Miller's publisher at Dell Publishing.
Producer of "The Misfits" (1961).
He got his Bachelor's Degree in 1938 from Hamilton College.
In 1940 he worked at Arper & Brothers editions.
From 1941 to 1947 he worked the New York editor Reynal & Hitchcock, then became editor in chief.
From 1952 to 1961 he was editor in chief at Dells Books.
From 1963 to 1965 he worked at Avon Books.
From 1965 to 1970 he was editor in chief at McGraw Hill.
From 1970 to 1973 he published The Patent Trader, a Westchester county newspaper, then had his own publishing imprint, Frank E.Taylor Books.
He met Arthur Miller at the time when Mary Grace Slattery, Miller's first wife, was his secretary in the New York publishing firm, Reynal et Hitchcock.
In 1945, he published "Focus", a novel of Arthur Miller, to who he was for many years, a close friend.
In 1948, he temporarily left the edition circle to produce movies at the MGM, with Dore Schary. He went back to edition in New York, in 1952.
They often visited Marilyn and Arthur in their house of Roxbury.
DuringSummer 1958, Arthur Miller asked him what he thought about the first draft of his screenplay of "The Misfits"; he thought that John Huston would be an ideal director, and showed his enthusiasm by agreeing, on Marilyn's offer, to leave his position of publishing director at Dell and to produce the movie.
Few years earlier, he had worked for a while in Hollywood and had produced "Mystery Street" (1950).So he was in charge of the production of "The Misfits".
On July 20, 1960, he was present when Marilyn arrived in Reno, for the shooting of "The Misfits"
During the shooting, he was in an uncomfortable situation : he had to prevent the production from going down the drain, despite the internecine quarrels in which the shooting dragged on.
with Arthur Miller
John Huston's birthday party at the Mapes Hotel on August 5, 1960 --
On September 5, 1960, Marilyn is back in Reno-