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September 27, 2014
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
June 29, 2014
To The Lyles Family,
It was such a great pleasure to share wonderful moments with A.C. at events. Events such as "The Golden Boot Awards", "Jim Roberts Roundup",etc. in the valley. We had such fun times and great memories. May God bless you in the loss of such a great person. There are no words to express what a kind and loving person he was. You are missed dearly, but we will forever remember you and carry you in our hearts. With Loving Memories!
December 26, 2013
Several times this This Summer I had the lovely pleasure of Speaking with A C our Mr. Paramount Studios, I met AC at Gingers Rogers / aka Baby Dolls wake, and he never forgot...

We spoke with AC before his demise, and he was vivid, articulate, sweet, and swagger that only AC had... True Hollywood... He was my Hollywood Dad, Uncle and a true friend, missed yes his knowledge was great, if you could get past the hollywood swagger, Then a boat load of knowledge came your way...

I was talking to him about Real Estate issues the property across from Paramount & history, which I will never know, because there's no AC, and I must have call my dad among dad AC after he past... Love you always my CRAZY dad love you my good friend.... my dad with respect alway loved our group conversation with Joansie Loew, it was a memorable historical enjoyous help and loved your calls....



Csynbidium
December 26, 2013
He will always be remembered as a great friend and Uncle, A dad, and Mr. Paramount we had more the pleasure of speaking... To A C reminiscing over history about my moms boyfriend Steven Mitchell, Whom he worked with Them both
It was my great pleasure to speak, via conference to a great man and friend.... who will be missed I glad we spoke with Him over the Phone, This Summer and In October before his recent passing....
November 22, 2013
I only met A.C. a couple of years ago, by keeping him in touch with a old friend, Anna Kashfi (1st Mrs.Brando) loved listening to his incredible
stories. Always taking the time to mention his wonderful wife Martha! I'll miss you my friend!
God's Speed!
November 13, 2013
I will really miss our talks! Thank you for being there for me. I hope there are studios in heaven, because that is and was your first best destiny!
I will always love you
October 20, 2013
So long Pal !
October 15, 2013
blessings be with the Lyles family,"happy are the mild tempered since they will inherit the earth."..matt.5:5...gee
October 08, 2013

A.C. WAS A WONDERFUL MAN.....& ALWAYS A GOOD FRIEND TO ME, WHEN I STARTED MY CAREER AT PARAMOUNT PICTURES....JUST A GREAT GUY!..........JACK R. ENGLISH...FILM & TV...WEST HOLLYWOOD
October 07, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 06, 2013
My friend was a giant of a beautiful man in more ways than words can say. A gentle soul with a heart of gold. Truly the last gentleman of film!!! GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!!
October 05, 2013
rip
October 03, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 02, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Hope God blesses your family with peace during this time.
October 02, 2013
Martha,

A.C. was a inspiration to many. I am so sorry for your loss. Rely on our Heavenly Father during this difficult time. He promises that "...he will also make a way out in order for you to be able to endure it."- 1 Corinthians 10:13
October 02, 2013
My condolences to the Lyles family. May the memories you shared bring lasting comfort. Remember that God is always near those broken at heart.
October 02, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 02, 2013
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. May all be comforted by the wonderful promise: "and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
October 01, 2013


A.C. Lyles offered me my first job, doing behind-the-set work at Paramount in 1960. The same year he made me the envy of college classmates at the University of Pennsylvania, by sending me a personally autographed photo ("Affectionately yours...") from every 18 year-old's heartthrob back then, Sandra Dee.



I had known Mr. ("Call me A.C., my dad was Mr. Lyles") Lyles since boyhood, in Jacksonville, where he and my dad grew up and were lifelong friends. Over the years, during family summer vacations in California, Mr. Lyles arranged for my younger brothers and me to go on location and meet childhood heroes up close and personal: Roy Rogers; Robert Young ("Father Knows Best"); and the stars of "Time Machine," Rod Taylor and teenage beauty, Yvette Mimieux.



We lost touch for the next forty years until I began sending him annual birthday greetings and calling him every May 17th. He never failed to ask, specifically, about members of my family and old friends back in Florida. He recounted in minute details, situations with great recall of names and circumstances. We last saw each other nine years ago when he met with a couple of associates and me at his office on the Paramount lot. Providing directions, he said, "When you get to the gate, tell the security guard you are here to see A.C. Lyles, the Institution, not the building."



For the next two hours the resplendently dressed producer, designer suit, perfectly pressed, wide-collared white dress shirt, perfectly knotted tie, cufflinks, etc. regaled us with stories about his long time relationship with my dad, "the most brilliant, handsomest man I ever met"; his best friends James Cagney, "Ronnie" Reagan, and Jimmy Stewart; and his recollections of Hollywood beauties, the most ravishing of all, Hedy Lamarr. There was no room for any pictures on the walls of his small office, totally covered with hundreds of photographs of Hollywood luminaries. He was in the midst of compiling his biography, a gargantuan task.



At the end of our great visit, we walked to the parking lot; and he had a warm greeting for every passerby. One could tell he excelled in making everyone, at every level of the organization, feel special and important.



His mental acuity that day, and for the ensuing years, amazed me. The past few years his conversations were interspersed with old stories, his relationship with Governor Schwarzenegger, and increasing demands for his poignant, golden-tongued eulogies at funerals.



Most recently, he joked about a flame-haired Hollywood beauty of yesteryear requesting that he someday preside over her passing, "Be sure to give me some notice, as my day book is pretty full right now."



Despite the diminishing years, he was always upbeat and would not allow me to get off the phone, always having one more vignette to impart He especially liked to tell of his visit with Charlton Heston after that actor was diagnosed with alzheimer's disease: "A.C., I'm beginning to forget names of people I should know quite well." Mr. Lyles said, "Don't worry about it, Chuck. If it's a man, call him pal; and if it's a woman, just call her dear." Awhile later, his good friend was leaving, and said "Goodbye, Chuck." Not skipping a beat, the celluloid Moses retorted "So long, dear"!



The unforgettable, inimitable Mr. A.C. Lyles never forgot from whence he came and will be missed by multitudes of those whose lives he graced with his unsurpassed charm, dignity and class.
October 01, 2013
Just watched A.C. Lyles in "Extra" on Sunset Strip taking about William Holden.
A.C. knew everybody. Just loved the movies.
October 01, 2013
May you rest in everlasting joy. May the family find peace.
October 01, 2013
I am saddened by the loss of a remarkable man. Most people wish they could accomplish all that A.C.Lyles did. He truly had what Psalms 90:10, says of "special might". May , the "God of all comfort "be with your family.
October 01, 2013
To the familly
As you mourn your loved one, we pray that God will comfort and strengthen all of you.
October 01, 2013
Having grown up in Jacksonville, I recall A.C. Lyles as one of the "hometown heroes." He went from usher at the Florida Theatre to big-time producer in Hollywood, a true role model. May he rest in peace.
October 01, 2013
A.C.'s love of Paramount, seen in interviews, will always be special.
October 01, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
October 01, 2013
I will certainly miss you at the various film conventions and talking about James Cagney, Frank Morgan, and the rest of the "Irish Mafia". My sympathy to your family. You will be missed.
October 01, 2013
September 30, 2013
So sorry to hear about this. May God be with you in this time of grief.
September 30, 2013
He lived a long full life. Godspeed Mr. Lyles.
September 30, 2013
Rest in Peace Mr. Lyles. Mighty impressive to work over 75 years.
September 30, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
September 30, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
September 30, 2013
Lyles will truly be missed. May your memories keep you and the family comforted during this difficult time.
September 30, 2013
When someone you love dies, we need to go to God for comfort. (Jeremiah 29:12) says “And YOU will certainly call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to YOU.” His word can equip you with “power beyond what is normal” to go from one day to the next.
September 30, 2013
So sorry for your loss. "God is for us a refuge and strength during times of distress.
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