"I loved being an agent, going into a room and negotiating a contract with fifteen men... It was a very exciting challenge. I'd grown up with an adoring father who thought I could do anything. I had a big advantage that I always felt very free in the male world. Very confident."
About This Interview
In her two-hour Archive interview, Priscilla Morgan (1919-2014) discusses her start as a secretary/script girl in radio for Young & Rubicam on such shows as "The Aldrich Family" and "Duffy's Tavern", eventually moving up to the assistant of the producer to "The Kate Smith Hour." She describes her work in the early 1950s at Audrey Wood and Bill Liebling's agency in the television department. She recalls her break with Liebling-Wood and forming her own company, The Priscilla Morgan Agency (1952-55), which was bought out by William Morris. Morgan details her work as an agent for William Morris through the 1960s. She talks about representing producers Fred Coe and Martin Manulis, directors Martin Ritt and Daniel Mann, writers Tad Mosel and JP Miller, and actors Cloris Leachman and Tom Ewell. Michael Rosen conducted the interview on May 22, 2000 in New York City.