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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Maxine Samuels, Producer

Montreal writer Martin C. Barry is doing a little research on the late Canadian TV and film producer Maxine Samuels, and found my weblog with Richler's comment on her. Paraphrasing from Mr. Barry's email, he said "in retirement before her death in 2001, Ms. Samuels lived in an apartment tower not far from his home in west end Montreal." He goes on to say "it seems she was one of Canada's most dynamic independent television producers, even if she has remained relatively unknown. Richler's comment is not surprising."

He saw my web page for Mordecai Richler who referred to Samuels in a response to being invited to be a member of a Canadian Society of Film Makers. Maxine Samuels, for those who are unfamiliar with her, was one who brought the Canadian iconic 1960s TV-series, The Forest Rangers, to the masses. One of my favourite shows as a kid (I watched in re-runs) -- up there with The Beachcombers.


Blogger John MacDonald said...

Thanks for your insight and comments. I look forward to seeing the outcome of your research when you publish it. You will wont you?

I just hope Irving Layton isn't suffering too much of late. Tragic disease.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 10:49:00 PM  

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