Date of birth : October 25, 1912, Saint Louis (Missouri). Grown up in England.
Date of death : August 24, 1991, Beverly Hills.
Address 1455 Seabright Place, in the heights of Beverly Hills (in 1960).
ProfessionHe studied his higher education in Oxford, England.
He worked at Arthur Jacob's company and was in charge of the public relations of movie stars with the media; he knew everything and everyone in Hollywood, and everybody loved him because he was well-appreciated for his journalist talent.He was the press agent of Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr and Grace Kelly.
He was the assistant of photographer Earl Theisen ().
In 1949, he was editor of Look magazine; at that time, he was known to be one of the most educated and spiritual man in Los Angeles.
In the Hollywood jet-set, an invitation to his house was a great honor.
Link with MarilynIn September 1949, thanks to Johnny Hyde, Marilyn crossed the threshold of the opulent residence overhanging the Beverly Hills Canyon. This particular evening, Rupert Allan had put together a crew of new-yorker photographers and also a horde of starlets, in preparation for a photo session. It was this night that Marilyn met Milton Greene, aged 27. He made an impression on her; his enthusiasm, the passion he used to talk about his job, his original ideas captivated Marilyn. He compared photography with a "painting with a camera", a feminine beauty celebration. 1951, on the 20th Century-Fox lot
On February 8, 1952, he attended the ceremony of the Henrietta Awards,
during which Marilyn received the award of "The Best Young Box Office
Personality", which took place at the Santa Monica Del Mar Club
In 1955, year of the creation of the Marilyn Monroe Productions, whose publicity was assured by the Arthur Jacobs agency, Rupert Allan dealt with Marilyn personal publicity.
On January 16, 1960, he attended the press conference given for the shooting of "Let's Make Love"
He soon became the official reporter of Marilyn, and remained there until 1960, time of shooting of "The Misfits"().
In Monte Carlo, Grace Kelly had complained to Frank Sinatra about her press agents; Arthur Jacobs suggested her Rupert Allan who asked Pat Newcomb to replace him; Sinatra convinced Marilyn to hire her.Becaming a princess, Grace Kelly () offered him to become the Monaco General Consul in Los Angeles, which he accepted.