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Elliot Mintz (born February 16, 1945) is an American media consultant and publicist whose clients have included the John Lennon Estate, Yoko Ono, Bob Dylan, Paris Hilton, Chris Brown, Christie Brinkley, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Diana Ross, Don Johnson, and Melanie Griffith.
Early life and career
In the late 1960s, Elliot Mintz had two shows on radio station KPFK in Los Angeles, California, Looking In and Looking Out. In 1971, he hosted a Kaiser Broadcasting syndicated television show that integrated musical guests with film clips shot in and around Southern California. In 1973, Mintz was the entertainment correspondent for Eyewitness News on KABC television in Los Angeles.
Mintz met and befriended John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1971. Eight years after John's murder in 1980, he began hosting a weekly syndicated radio series, The Lost Lennon Tapes. The show was heard globally each week for almost four years. The hundreds of hours of broadcasts contained unreleased tracks, rehearsals, composing tapes, interviews and home recordings of John Lennon.
Mintz has appeared in two feature documentaries about Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Prior to his career as a media consultant, Elliot Mintz spent ten years as a radio and television talk show host. He interviewed guests on radio stations KMLA, KLAC, KMET, KPPC, KLOS and KABC in Los Angeles, as well as syndicated radio programs for Inner-View and Earth News Radio.
In addition to entertainers, Mintz represents CEOs and corporations including Westwood One Radio, Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino, Bijan Fragrance, and Penthouse Magazine. He consults with record companies as well as motion picture studios. He provides free media advice for charities and causes he supports.
Mintz often speaks as an expert on the power and pitfalls of celebrity, the paparazzi, and fame and publicity.
- http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org/projects/folios/6801kpfk/pdfs/6801kpfk.pdf , see schedule for the 27th at 10PM.
- Claudia Puig (March 11, 1992). "'Lennon Tapes' Hits Its Last Reel : Radio: What began as a 2-year project ends four years later as host Elliot Mintz finishes his final 'Lost Lennon Tapes' show.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 15, 2013.