Film Producer & Founder of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios..........  Louis Burt Mayer (Laza Meir) (1885-1957) with his wife

Film Producer & Founder of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios. Louis Burt Mayer (Laza Meir) with his wife

Louis B. Mayer with Joan Crawford at the premiere of Torch Song (1953)

Actress Joan Crawford on the arm of Louis B Mayer at the "Torch Song" movie premiere in Los Angeles, Calif.

Louis Burt Mayer (July 12, 1884[1] – October 29, 1957) born Lazar Meir was a Russian Jewish Canadian American film producer. He is generally cited as the creator of the "star system" within Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in its golden years. Known always as Louis B. Mayer and often simply as "L.B.", he believed in wholesome entertainment and went to great lengths so that MGM had "more stars than there are in the heavens".

Louis Burt Mayer (Eliezer Meir) (July 1884 – October American film producer and creator of the "star system" within Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in its golden years.

Louis B. Mayer Born Lazar Meir on July 12, 1884 in Minsk, Belarus. Died Oct. 29, 1957 of leukemia in UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, CA

Louis B. Mayer

Louis B. Mayer Born Lazar Meir on July 1884 in Minsk, Belarus. 1957 of leukemia in UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, CA

Louis B. Mayer. Louis was born on July 12, 1884 in Vyshhorod Raion, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine as Ezemiel Mayer. He died at the age of 73 on October 29, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA from leukemia.

Louis B. Mayer sets up Louis B. Mayer Productions Incorporated in New York. Loews hired Mayer to handle Metro.

Hollywood Removes Statue Of Louis B. Mayer Beckoning Judy Garland To Sit On His Lap

Hollywood Removes Statue Of Louis B. Mayer Beckoning Judy Garland To Sit On His Lap

Louis B Mayer, a film producer that built MGM into the most financially successful motion picture studio in the world. Mayer became head of production as well as studio chief. He became the first person in American history to earn a million dollar salary. He was the highest paid man in the United States.

'Nothing matters. Nothing matters.' ~~ Louis B. Mayer, film producer, d. October 1957 - Famous Last Words of Louis B Mayer - Bing Images

History: Chastain added: 'If you look at Louis B. Mayer and Fatty Arbuckle and Jack Warner...

Jennifer Lawrence reveals she's been treated unfairly

History: Chastain added: 'If you look at Louis B. Mayer and Fatty Arbuckle and Jack Warner...

1924: Louis B. Mayer heads the new MGM Studios, a conglomeration of three studios: Metro Pictures (founded 1916), Goldwyn Pictures (founded 1917), and the Louis B. Mayer Co. (founded 1918), all owned by Marcus Loew.

Mayer heads the new MGM Studios, a conglomeration of three studios: Metro Pictures (founded Goldwyn Pictures (founded and the Louis B. Mayer Co. (founded all owned by Marcus Loew.

31 Likes, 5 Comments - Chapeau London (@chapeaulondon) on Instagram: “Bombshell In London Kiesler saw Louis B. Mayer, studio chief at MGM.  Kiesler booked passage on the…”

31 Likes, 5 Comments - Chapeau London (@chapeaulondon) on Instagram: “Bombshell In London Kiesler saw Louis B. Mayer, studio chief at MGM. Kiesler booked passage on the…”

“Clark Gable and Louis B. Mayer attending an MGM dinner party, 1933 ”

“Clark Gable and Louis B. Mayer attending an MGM dinner party, 1933 ”

Jean Harlow's charm bracelet auctioned by Christie's. Seller was left bracelet by a great uncle who knew Harlow when he worked at Hal Roach Studios in 1930s. She was told charms were gifted to Harlow by various co-stars: thermometer, dog, fan, water wagon, fireman's hat, toilet from William Powell, mirror from Theda Bara, baby's cup, key, mailbox, telephone from Clark Gable, microphone and film projector from Louis B. Mayer. (Wonder how he got it--after Harlow's death in 1937?)

Jean Harlow's charm bracelet auctioned by Christie's. Seller was left bracelet by a great uncle who knew Harlow when he worked at Hal Roach Studios in 1930s. She was told charms were gifted to Harlow by various co-stars: thermometer, dog, fan, water wagon, fireman's hat, toilet from William Powell, mirror from Theda Bara, baby's cup, key, mailbox, telephone from Clark Gable, microphone and film projector from Louis B. Mayer. (Wonder how he got it--after Harlow's death in 1937?)

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