Arthur B. Krim (4 April 1910 – 21 September 1994) was an American entertainment lawyer, the former finance chairman for the U.S. Democratic Party, an adviser to President Lyndon Johnson and the former chairman of Eagle-Lion Films (1946–1949), United Artists (1951–1978), and Orion Pictures (1978–1992).
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United Artists Pictures was formed in 1919 by four of the leading figures in early Hollywood: Mary Pickford, Sir Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith. It was sold to Arthur Krim and Robert Benjamin in 1951; both Chaplin and Pickford sold the remaining shares to Krim and Benjamin in 1956.
Mr. Nizer represented such celebrities as Salvador Dali, Mae West and Johnny Carson. This role continued to grow with the additions of Robert Benjamin and Arthur Krim, the managing owners of United Artists. In the late 1970s, Mr. Benjamin and Mr. Krim went on to found Orion Pictures.
Arthur and Mathilde Krim with President Kennedy, May 1962, at the Krim residence in NY. Photo by Cecil Stoughton. The two married in 1958, when Mathilde was 32 and Arthur was 48.
A rare photo taken after the performance during a party at the home of movie executive Arthur Krim is reportedly the only known image of either Kennedy with Monroe. kennedy-monroe-1-2000 Image zoom
Background: Eagle-Lion Films had its genesis in England, as a small studio founded in 1946 by Arthur Krim that soon came under the ownership of film mogul J. Arthur Rank. It broadened its enterprise to the States by acquiring the PRC studios in 1948, and quickly became one of the most respected producers on Hollywood's "Poverty Row".
Nov 03, 2020 · It was sold to Arthur Krim and Robert Benjamin in 1951; both Chaplin and Pickford sold the remaining shares to Krim and Benjamin in 1956. United Artists was sold to Transamerica Corporation on April 27, 1967, and later to Tracinda, Inc. (the then-current owner of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.) on July 28, 1981.