Milton Skolsky, a retired motion picture advertising and promotion specialist and the brother of Hollywood columnist and producer Sidney Skolsky, died Nov. 18 of heart failure in New York City. He was 80.
Skolsky began his career in 1937 as a script supervisor for Paramount Pictures, dividing his time between the short subject and trailer departments.
He then worked for Warner Bros.’ still photo department (1940-46) and later worked for Producers Releasing Department and Eagle Lion Films.
Skolsky then joined United Artists, where he worked for nearly 40 years. While at UA, he wrote material for and supervised production of pressbooks for numerous features, including “High Noon,” “Marty,” “Some Like It Hot,” “West Side Story,” “The Apartment” and “Witness for the Prosecution.”
Skolsky worked on several James Bond films as well.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Ilsa Lichtenberg, and three nieces, Lisa Mitchell, Nina Marsh and Steffi Sidney Splaver.
A memorial service is pending.
Family suggests donations to the Humane Society of the United States.