“A perennially tan, silver-haired agent was …the kind of man other men liked and women loved — a charming, martini-drinking, storytelling Irishman…gentlemanly yet gruff, easy-going yet stern…[part of] a showbiz breed that is too rapidly dying out along with their enormous repository of Industry history…scrupulously loyal to clients, he was also a tough, shrewd negotiator who knew the politics and the rituals of Hollywood as only a true insider can.” — from Nikki FInke‘s nicely written appreciation to 71 year-old Guy McElwaine, the Hollywood agent, producer and former studio chief who died early this morning.