THE FILM ADVISORY BOARD
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Blythe, founder and president of the Film
Advisory Board, died January 28, 2005 in Los Angeles of natural causes.
She was 85.
Blythe formed the
Film Advisory Board in 1975 to promote quality entertainment for
children and families, working with grassroots organizations to
promote the FAB's goals.
Her FAB rating
system was used by some video and TV producers to provide
content ratings in addition to or instead of the Motion
Picture Association of America (MPAA) ratings.
She also produced
celebrity tributes, including those for Ted Turner, Mickey
Rooney and Liza Minnelli, and wrote film reviews. The Film
Advisory Board's Award of Excellence seal has appeared on many
In 1986 FAB gave an award of
Excellence to David Huddleston for the role
of Santa Claus in the 1985 film "Santa Claus" with Burgess
Meredith, John Lithgow, Dudley Moore and Judy Cornwell. I
snapped this photo in the FAB offices in the building on
Hollywood Blvd. and La Brea Ave. Mike and Eve (Brent) Ashe were visiting me at the time, so, Socrates Ballis and the Ashes were put into the picture. In
1980, Eve Brent won the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Films' Saturn Award for Best Supporting actress in "Fade To
Black." Among her many roles, she was Jane in two Tarzan films
with Gordon Scott as Tarrzan.