Volatile Attractions: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, and Managing a Music Legend

Cash Holiff LondonOn June 20, 2018 the University of Victoria Libraries held a special reception and movie screening of  My Father and The Man in Black (2013) to announce the new online exhibit Volatile Attractions: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, and Managing a Music Legend and to celebrate the acquisition of the Holiff Family archives. Items in the collection are available for viewing in the Special Collections Reading Room. To view the online exhibit…

Born in 1925 in London ON to Russian Jewish immigrants from Ukraine, Saul Holiff launched Johnny Cash from a country-and-western singer into an international artist. Holiff was Cash’s manager from 1960 to 1973 and the one who introduced Cash to June Carter, the love of his life. Holiff retired to Victoria in 1980 and received a BA in history from UVic in 1983. Reputedly Congregation Emanu-El received the proceeds when Holiff had one of his gold records auctioned. To read the Exhibit media release…

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