Marcia’s Hollywood debut was as a literary agent, representing and selling the film rights to All The President’s Men and The Exorcist, as well as being the agent for such screenwriters as Robert (Chinatown) Towne and Lorenzo (Three Days of the Condor) Semple Jr.
Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Lorenzo began his writing career long ago in the then-flourishing field of popular magazine short stories. He went on to write two plays produced on Broadway one of which was filmed as The Honeymoon Machine, starring Steve McQueen.
Hollywood and episodic television drama came next. Then came Batman. Lorenzo was living in Spain, trying to write another play, when ABC and William Dozier tapped him to develop and write a TV pilot based on the famed comic book. The television series, starring Adam West, was a legendary success, and Lorenzo never looked back.
He co-wrote or wrote a number of movies with leading roles played by many of the most luminous male stars of the era: Robert Redford (Three Days of the Condor); Paul Newman (The Drowning Pool); Warren Beatty (The Parallax View); Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman (Papillon); Sean Connery (Never Say Never Again). Along the way, Lorenzo also wrote a couple of cult-favorite films, Pretty Poison and Flash Gordon. His screenplay for the former received the New York Film Critics Award as the best of its year.
He is currently, at the age of 85, collaborating on an original romantic comedy for which he has considerable, if guarded, hope.
Wishing to share her friends with the world, Heather Finnegan unleashed her technical expertise to bring Reel Geezers to the Internet. She spends a lot of QT with the older pair, hanging out, shooting and editing their tapes. In order to keep up with the RG’s she is constantly on Wikipedia and IMDB.