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 (born Lazar Meir; July 12, 1884 – October 29, 1957)  was a Russian born, Canadian-American film producer. He is generally cited as the creator of the "star system" within Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in its golden years. He was one of the founders of AMPAS famous for its "Oscars" Academy Award.[2] 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"

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

Actors Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland with Louis B Mayer. Mayer insisted his young protege sit on his lap.

Moguls and starlets: 100 years of Hollywood’s corrosive, systemic sexism

Actors Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland with Louis B Mayer. Mayer insisted his young protege sit on his lap.

Louis B. Mayer

Greta Garbo

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.

"Get to the fucking point. I used to make stag film. Believe me, I know what the people want to see." -Louis B. Mayer

Loius B Mayer, film producer. He is generally cited as the creator of the "star system" within Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in its golden years. He was one of the founders of AMPAS famous for its "Oscars". Cecile Lodge No. New York City

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

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