Edward Lozzi

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Edward Lozzi is an award winning American publicist, political consultant, former White House Press Advance staffer, and writer. He is the founder of a Beverly Hills-based public relations company.[1] He is an occasional contributor to The Huffington Post and on-air commentator for Fox News and CNN.[2] He is often consulted by media outlets seeking the opinion of a seasoned public relations expert on matters relating to celebrities, high profile legal cases, political campaigns, book promotion, motion picture/Television publicity, and crisis management.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Lozzi was born in Hawthorne, New Jersey to young Big Band musician Virgil Lozzi and Elizabeth Ann Rhodes, daughter of Raymond L. Rhodes, founder of the Rhodes Real Estate and Insurance companies and a government official in the Eisenhower administration.[5]

Public Relations[edit]

Lozzi founded Edward Lozzi & Associates, a Beverly Hills public relations company, in 1981 after he held positions in sales and editorial for Dow Jones Irwin Publishing-textbook division. His clients have included Jon Voight, Milton Berle, Larry Hagman, Debbie Reynolds,[6] Lou Ferrigno, George Barris, Zsa Zsa Gabor,[7] Francesca Hilton [8] Oscar winner Shirley Jones, actors and Academy Award nominated screenwriters Renée Taylor & Joe Bologna, actor Ed Lauter, and actress Lana Clarkson [9] Corporate clients have included Chasen's Restaurant and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films' Annual Saturn Awards ceremonies, and famed attorney and founder of the American Trial Lawyers Association- Melvin Belli.[10] He is the publicist for the annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar party held in Beverly Hills.[11][12][13][14] In 2001, Lozzi won the Irwin Award for Book Publicist of the Year.[15][16]

Toni Mannix's Deathbed Confession[edit]

IN 1999 Edward Lozzi testified to have overheard the deathbed confession of Toni Mannix for her involvement in the murder of Superman actor George Reeves.[17] Already in her seventies, the widow of former MGM studio executive Edgar "Eddie" Mannix struck up a friendship with Lozzi before her 1983 death of Alzheimer's disease. Lozzi attended her bedside as a priest took her final confession,[18] and in a 1999 interview with EXTRA, Lozzi revealed her admitted complicity in the death of 1950s TV Superman George Reeves.[19]

White House media work[edit]

Between 1990-1993, Lozzi served as a White House Press Advance Office aide for the George H.W. Bush Administration. His overall superior was Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater. In 1999 Lozzi was appointed Press Secretary for the United States Representative to the United Nations General Assembly, Sim Farar, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S Senate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lozzipr.com Official website
  2. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/edward-lozzi
  3. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/02/26/charlie-crash-oscars/#content
  4. ^ http://articles.cnn.com/2010-11-16/entertainment/publicist.killed_1_red-carpet-clients-celebrity?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ
  5. ^ http://www.prlog.org/11201280-the-short-list-for-the-new-white-house-press-secretary-should-be-ready-in-about-two-weeks.html
  6. ^ http://www.janetcharltonshollywood.com/who-would-you-rather-take-advice-from-ivana-trump-or-debbie-reynolds/
  7. ^ http://www.lozzipr.com/
  8. ^ http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-08-19/zsa-zsa-gabor-is-dying-or-is-she/
  9. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWEUcNGcJ9o&feature=PlayList&p=601EA383A1BC750E&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=6] [http://scaredmonkeysradio.com/2007/02/11/the-dana-pretzer-show-9-pm-ed-lozzi/
  10. ^ http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/e/a/1995/12/08/NEWS730.dtl
  11. ^ http://www.canyon-news.com/artman2/publish/Features-Aug-2007/Night_Of_100_Stars_Gala_printer.php
  12. ^ http://insidehollywoodreport.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/ed-lozzis-night-of-100-stars/
  13. ^ http://stefaniepowers.blogspot.com/2009/02/19th-annual-night-of-100-stars-awards.html
  14. ^ http://stars.nightof100stars.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=231
  15. ^ http://www.bookpublicists.org/pages/IRWIN_winners.asp
  16. ^ http://www.theflickchicks.com/polly_peluso_-_hollywood_happenings_june_2005.htm
  17. ^ Who killed Superman?, John Patterson, The Guardian, November 18, 2006
  18. ^ Who shot TV's Superman?, Robert W. Welkos, Los Angeles Times, September 15, 2006
  19. ^ Toni Mannix: George Reeves' Murder Conspiracy Confession Edward Lozzi & Associates, Client News