Longtime Box Office Magazine exec Morris Schlozman died May 5 in Kansas City, Mo. after a long illness. He was 96.
Schlozman started working for Box Office Magazine in 1931, serving as the business manager and general manager of the trade journal, an affiliate of Associated Publications until 1979.
He then served as Boxoffice’s advertising director, and from 1984 on continued, in semiretirement, as its advertising consultant. His total tenure with Boxoffice was nearly 75 years.
In later years, he developed The Modern Theater section within the monthly publication, which became a source of information on projection and concession equipment and products as well as auditorium furnishings.
Schlozman is survived by three daughters, two sons, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.