04 June 2009

Out of Character | Irving Lazar in Gold-Rimmed Rounds

Agent Irving Lazar and Polly Bergen were among guests who "decorated" party for Earl Blackwell at Bistro in Los Angeles, CA, 1975.

Talent agent Irving "Swifty" Lazar was notorious for his oversized black opthalmic frames, but here we see another side of him in round gold-rimmed sunglasses. After putting together three major deals for Humphrey Bogart in a single day, he was dubbed "Swifty" by Bogart.

Earl Blackwell was a society impresario who made his fortune keeping track of celebrities and Miss Bergen appeared in many film roles, most notably in the original Cape Fear (1962) opposite Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum.