Louis Burt Mayer ( / ˈmeɪ.ər /; born Lazar Meir; July 12, 1884  – October 29, 1957) was a Canadian-American  film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924.
1. Mayer Might I Mayer was a self-made man in every sense of the word. As actress Ann Rutherford put it, "If anybody on earth ever created himself, Louis B. Mayer did." For one thing, Louis Mayer wasn't even his real name: He was born Lazar Meir in July 1884 in the former Russian Empire.
Louis B. Mayer, Russian-born American businessman who, for nearly 30 years, was the most powerful motion-picture executive in Hollywood. As head of the prestigious film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he created the star system of the 1920s and ’30s and had under contract the outstanding screen personalities of the day.
Long before Weinstein there was Louis B. Mayer, who co-founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in 1924. Mayer, the ground zero of this kind of abuse, had means, motive, opportunity and that...
Louis B. Mayer V Birth 4 Jul 1885 Minsk, Minsk City District, Belarus Death 29 Oct 1957 (aged 72) Westwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Burial Home of Peace Memorial Park East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Show Map Plot Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, #405 Memorial ID 687 · View Source Suggest Edits Memorial Photos
Overview Born July 12, 1884 · Dymer, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire [now Vyshhorod Raion, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine] Died October 29, 1957 · Los Angeles, California, USA (leukemia) Birth name Lazar Meir Nicknames L.B. "the old gray Mayer" Height 5′ 6″ (1.68 m) Mini Bio
Louis B. Mayer. Producer: The Great Secret. Mayer was born Lazar Meir in the Ukraine and grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after his parents fled Russian oppression in 1886. He had a brutal childhood, raised in poverty and suffering physical and emotional abuse from his nearly-illiterate peddler father.
A parade of Hollywood owners started when famed director Frank Capra purchased the estate in 1934 to celebrate a very good year in his career, and ended in 1949 when Louis B. Mayer, a founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the premier studio during Hollywood’s golden age, acquired the property. Mayer made a few improvements to the St. Cloud Road mansion.
Louis B. Mayer: King of Hollywood (1999) is a documentary film directed by F. Whitman Trecartin that takes a look at life of filmmaker Louis B. Mayer, who as head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios, came to rule over movie stars. The film takes a look at the personal price that Mayer paid for that success.
Richard Cavendish r emembers the life of Louis B. Mayer, who died on October 29th, 1957. Richard Cavendish | Published in History Today Volume 57 Issue 10 October 2007. Louis B. Mayer with Joan Crawford at the premiere of Torch Song (1953) L.B. as he was called was head of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1924 to 1951.