Hollywood East: Louis B. Mayer and the Origins of the Studio System

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Carol Publishing Group, 1992 - Performing Arts - 302 pages
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One of the most respected--and feared--men in Hollywood, Louis B. Mayer rose from pioneering film distributor to all-powerful studio head, personally responsible for thousands of careers. With flair and style, Diana Altman traces the development of Mayer the mogul and his contemporaries, delving into the rise of the studio system. Photographs.

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Business history of the moviemaker from Minsk who helped found MGM, became feared and powerful, treated his stable of stars like a tearful father, and was a renowned vulgarian whose mangled bons mots ... Read full review


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Film historian Altman pledges to defend the reputation of early mogul Mayer, attacked most notably in Bosley Crowther's Hollywood Rajah ( LJ 2/1/60). Since no one really cares, it is fortunate that ... Read full review


ONE Louie Jumps In
TWO The Feature Craze
THREE America Goes MultiReel

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