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  2. Louis B. Mayer | Biography, Accomplishments, & Facts

    Louis B. Mayer, in full Louis Burt Mayer, original name Eliezer Mayer or Lazar Mayer, (born July 12, 1884, Dymer, Russian Empire (now in Ukraine)—died October 29, 1957, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), Russian-born American businessman who, for nearly 30 years, was the most powerful motion-picture executive in Hollywood.

  3. Louis B. Mayer - Wikipedia

    Louis B. Mayer. Louis Burt Mayer ( / ˈmeɪ.ər /; born Lazar Meir; July 12, 1882 or 1884 or 1885 [3] – October 29, 1957) was a Canadian-American [1] film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924. Under Mayer's management, MGM became the film industry's most prestigious movie studio, accumulating the largest concentration of leading writers, directors, and stars in Hollywood.

  4. Sinister Facts About Louis B. Mayer, The Monster Of MGM

    Louis B. Mayer Facts 1. Mayer Might I Advertisement 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.

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  5. Louis B. Mayer - Biography - IMDb

    Fortune smiled on Mayer when he was able to hire the disgruntled ex-Universal Pictures boy-genius, Irving Thalberg as his production manager and the two men set about creating a small but profitable venture immodestly called Louis B. Mayer Productions. Mayer, who was always hyper conscious about his image, even in the early days when he was an unknown, gave himself a patriotic birth date (July 4, 1885) and added a fictitious initial (and later turning it into a middle name) to his biography.

  6. Louis B. Mayer - IMDb

    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. In the early 1890s, he changed his name to Louis and fudged his birth date to reflect the more "patriotic" date of July 4, 1885.

  7. Louis B. Mayer. 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.

  8. Casting-Couch Tactics Plagued Hollywood Before Harvey ...

    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...

  9. Moguls and starlets: 100 years of Hollywood’s corrosive ...

    Louis B Mayer insisted that his protege Judy Garland sit on his lap – she was one of a number of “juvenile stars” at the MGM studio, whose punishing schedule, she said, required amphetamines ...

  10. Hollywood’s horror stories of sex predators long before Weinstein

    Studio head Louis B. Mayer “terrorized Hollywood’s women long before Harvey Weinstein,” according to a recent headline in the UK’s Telegraph. Mayer would direct a 16-year-old Judy Garland to...

  11. Five Old-Hollywood Starlets Who Endured Sexual Harassment ...

    Clark says famous producer Louis B. Mayer repeatedly groped her while she sang, placing his hand on her left breast to "show just where her heart was." "I often thought I was lucky that I didn't...