Louis B. Mayer and wife - Louis B Mayer born Lazar Meir; July 12, 1884– October 29, 1957 , on July 4, 1885, in Minsk, Russia, was an American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924. Mayer was skilled at developing star actors, including child actors, then placing them in consistently slick productions, such as musicals or comedies, for which MGM became famous. Under Mayer's management, MGM accumulated the largest concentration of leading writers, directors…

Louis B. Mayer and wife - Louis B Mayer born Lazar Meir; July 12, 1884– October 29, 1957 , on July 4, 1885, in Minsk, Russia, was an American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924. Mayer was skilled at developing star actors, including child actors, then placing them in consistently slick productions, such as musicals or comedies, for which MGM became famous. Under Mayer's management, MGM accumulated the largest concentration of leading writers, directors…

237 years ago, this great nation was born. Louis B. Mayer, was an American film producer. He is generally cited as the creator of the "star system" within MGM in its golden years. Mr. Mayer was also born on the 4th of July!  We thought it was fitting to launch www.MadeInTheUSA.com on this historic day! Happy #JulyFourth! #BuyAmerican

237 years ago, this great nation was born. Louis B. Mayer, was an American film producer. He is generally cited as the creator of the "star system" within MGM in its golden years. Mr. Mayer was also born on the 4th of July! We thought it was fitting to launch www.MadeInTheUSA.com on this historic day! Happy #JulyFourth! #BuyAmerican

Louis B. Mayer, 1884-1957  last words: "  It wasn't worth it.  Who: Louis B. Mayer, film producer, d. October 29, 1957

Louis B. Mayer, 1884-1957 last words: " It wasn't worth it. Who: Louis B. Mayer, film producer, d. October 29, 1957

Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer

Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer

Joan Crawford, Louis B. Mayer, and Bette Davis, enjoying the success of 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane', 1962.

Joan Crawford, Louis B. Mayer, and Bette Davis, enjoying the success of 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane', 1962.

American Film Institute Louis B. Mayer Library

American Film Institute Louis B. Mayer Library

Louis B. Mayer 3.July 12, 1885 - October 29, 1957 Mayer was the co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) in 1924 and three years after the merger, MGM became the most successful studio in Hollywood. Mayer was also one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Louis B. Mayer died at the age of 72 of leukemia in Los Angeles and was interred at the Home of Peace Cemetery in East Los Angeles, California. Photo credit/ Marvin Paige Motion Picture and…

Louis B. Mayer 3.July 12, 1885 - October 29, 1957 Mayer was the co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) in 1924 and three years after the merger, MGM became the most successful studio in Hollywood. Mayer was also one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Louis B. Mayer died at the age of 72 of leukemia in Los Angeles and was interred at the Home of Peace Cemetery in East Los Angeles, California. Photo credit/ Marvin Paige Motion Picture and…

Big from the start, MGM was formed as a merger of Metro, Samuel Goldwyn and Louis B. Mayer film companies. On the stand at the Hollywood studio dedication April 24, 1924, are Louis B. Mayer, head of the new company, flanked by Harry Rapf (left) and Irving Thalberg, who shared production responsibilities.

Big from the start, MGM was formed as a merger of Metro, Samuel Goldwyn and Louis B. Mayer film companies. On the stand at the Hollywood studio dedication April 24, 1924, are Louis B. Mayer, head of the new company, flanked by Harry Rapf (left) and Irving Thalberg, who shared production responsibilities.

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