Los Angeles Business Journal

Obit: Hollywood Publicist Julian Myers, 95

By Jonathan Polakoff Thursday, December 26, 2013

Noted Hollywood publicist Julian Myers, who represented stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland, has passed away. He was 95.

Myers ran his namesake PR agency from an apartment office in Marina del Rey into his 90s. He was previously a publicist at Fox Studios, where he worked closely with the likes of Monroe.

Myers was also an avid runner and a winner of the 3,000-meter run at the World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. In an interview with the Business Journal seven years ago, he said he was still running six days a week.

He and his late wife also created a holiday together, called Amigo Day, which encouraged strangers to greet each other on the first Sunday of each month.

Myers was trying to get work done even toward the end: the evening before Thanksgiving, he hand-carried an envelope to the offices of the Hollywood Reporter.

He told the Business Journal the key to longevity is being goal-driven.

"Find a goal, preferably with social or civic value, and pursue it,” he said. “You won't have time for aches or pain because you're thinking about your goal. Your health will come along to help you realize your goal."

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