Starlet Jean Harlow and studio great Louis B. Mayer

Starlet Jean Harlow and studio great Louis B. Mayer

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) (1885-1957) with his wife

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

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.

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

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

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

With Louis B. Mayer and Paulette Goddard

With Louis B. Mayer and Paulette Goddard

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…

Louis B. Mayer and Jean Harlow at a dinner in Hollywood, December 1933 [Bettman/CORBIS]

Louis B. Mayer and Jean Harlow at a dinner in...

Portrait of Polish-born American film executive and studio head Louis B. Mayer (1885 - 1957) (front row, center, in black suit and eyeglasses), as he poses for a group portrait with movie stars and others at his MGM Studios (Metro Goldwyn Mayer) 20th anniversary, Hollywood, California, 1943. Among those pictured are, front row, from left, James Stewart (1908 - 1997), Margaret Sullavan (1909 - 1960), Lucille Ball (1911 - 1989), Hedy Lamarr (1914 - 2000), Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003)…

Portrait of Polish-born American film executive and studio head Louis B. Mayer (1885 - 1957) (front row, center, in black suit and eyeglasses), as he poses for a group portrait with movie stars and others at his MGM Studios (Metro Goldwyn Mayer) 20th anniversary, Hollywood, California, 1943. Among those pictured are, front row, from left, James Stewart (1908 - 1997), Margaret Sullavan (1909 - 1960), Lucille Ball (1911 - 1989), Hedy Lamarr (1914 - 2000), Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003)…

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 are Louis B. Mayer, head of the new company, flanked by Harry Rapf (left) and Irving Thalberg (right), who shared production responsibilities, April 24, 1924.

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 are Louis B. Mayer, head of the new company, flanked by Harry Rapf (left) and Irving Thalberg (right), who shared production responsibilities, April 24, 1924.

Louis B. Mayer: No Friend to Comedians

Louis B. Mayer: No Friend to Comedians

Louis B. Mayer: No Friend to Comedians

MGM Stories Part Fifteen: The End of Louis B. Mayer

MGM Stories Part Fifteen: The End of Louis B. Mayer

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