Silas F Seadler (1897 - 1981)

Silas F Seadler
1897 - 1981
updated August 04, 2020
Silas F Seadler was born on August 31, 1897 in New York, New York. He married Dora Gelbin on November 24, 1920 and Dora died. He died on February 19, 1981 in Bushkill, Pennsylvania at age 83. We know that Silas F Seadler had been residing in Bushkill, in Pennsylvania USA.

Silas Seadler was the head of advertising for Metro-Goldwin-Mayer for fifty years. He was endlessly cheerful and had a great sense of humor. Si was well known for being a great dancer and movie stars loved to dance with him. At Judy garland's party at El Morocco after her opening at the Palace on Broadway, she danced with Si Seadler. I was there. In his old age, he became the head of Special projects and I helped him publicize movies and have a scrapbook filled with my ideas that came to fruition. He was more fun to be with than anyone else in my life.
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Silas F Seadler
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Silas
First name
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Middle name
Seadler
Last name(s)
Silas Frank Seadler
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Bushkill, in Pennsylvania USA
Last known residence
Silas Seadler was born on in New York, New York United States
Birth
Silas Seadler died on in Bushkill, Pike County, Pennsylvania United States 18302
Death
Silas Seadler was born on in New York, New York United States
Silas Seadler died on in Bushkill, Pike County, Pennsylvania United States 18302
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Death
Parkinson's
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Ethnicity & Lineage

Jewish

Nationality & Locations Lived

Russian Jewish

Religion

Reform Judaism

Education

Columbia University. (Graduated)

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Advertising for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about 50 years. Special Projects too.

Personal Life & Organizations

UJA, and many others like The Variety Clubs.

Military Service

None due to lung disease.

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Silas F Seadler & Dora A. Gelbin Seadler

November 24, 1920
Cause of Separation: Death
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1901 - May 25, 1963

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Amanda S. Stevenson
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He was a marvelous dancer and had a zest for living. He loved ice skating and swimming.
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NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARY
SILAS F. SEADLER
Published: February 25, 1981

Silas F. (Si) Seadler, for 40 years Eastern advertising manager for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, died Feb. 19 in Poconos Hospital in Stroudsburg, Pa.

He was 83 years old. He lived in Bushkill, Pa., and Manhattan.

Mr. Seadler was working for the Goldwyn Company when it was merged in the mid-20s's with the Mayer Company, and he was involved in the creation and execution of M-G-M advertising campaigns through the mid-60's. A habit Mr. Seadler had of enclosing a little sketch in his notes and letters formed the basis of one advertising effort.

Surviving are a son, Stephen of Princeton, N.J.; a sister, Miriam Polowe of Paterson, N.J., and two grandchildren Karen and Einar Seadler.

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In 1897, in the year that Silas F Seadler was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1905, by the time he was merely 8 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1918, Silas was 21 years old when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1930, by the time he was 33 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1981, in the year of Silas F Seadler's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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