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  1. 30 giu 2024 · Louis B. Mayer (born July 12, 1884, Dymer, Russian Empire (now in Ukraine)—died October 29, 1957, Los Angeles, California, U.S.) was a Russian-born American businessman who, for nearly 30 years, was the most powerful motion-picture executive in Hollywood.

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  2. 2 giorni fa · Mayer’s success in theater management led him to the burgeoning film industry. In 1918, Mayer moved to Los Angeles and founded Louis B. Mayer Pictures. His company quickly made a name for itself, and in 1924, it merged with Metro Pictures and Goldwyn Pictures to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Mayer was appointed head of the new studio, with ...

  3. 16 giu 2024 · Owning theaters in the 1910s, wealthy producers like Louis B. Mayer (MGM), Jack Warner (Warner Bros.), Adolph Zukor (Paramount), and Darryl Zanuck (Fox) then moved to California to start anew.

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  4. 26 giu 2024 · As Hollywood’s most infamous studio head, Louis B. Mayer tormented his stars endlessly—but few know his even darker history.

  5. 21 giu 2024 · It recounts the rise of a global culture industry through the lives of its founders: men possessed with incredible gifts and often equally incredible flaws, such as Louis B. Mayer, Adolph...

  6. 4 lug 2024 · Though Louis B. Mayer, studio head at Metro-Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), had given Hedy her big break and her new name, she was forbidden, as were all MGM contract actors, from speaking about religion.

  7. 17 giu 2024 · Perhaps the only person who didn’t feel bad about Thalberg’s passing was Louis B. Mayer. As he was driven away from the funeral, he elbowed an associate in the ribs, and smiling said: “Ain’t God good to me…” With Thalberg gone, Mayer became the undisputed head of MGM. And as such, he began emphasizing wholesome family ...