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Louis B. Mayer Opens His First Movie Theater (1907) Options
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Louis B. Mayer Opens His First Movie Theater (1907)

Born in Russia, Mayer immigrated to Canada and then the US with his family and began working in his father's scrap-iron business at 14. At 23, he bought a small nickelodeon in Massachusetts, and by the time he reached his mid-30s, he owned New England's largest movie theater chain. In 1925, he merged his film production company with others to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which, under his leadership, became Hollywood's most prestigious studio. Mayer aspired to have "more stars than" what? More...
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Because Louis B.Mayer has been portrayed inter alia in ''Cats don't dance'' with budget $32 million and box office $3,588,602 , what a pity that he didn't live up to the time of such a remarkable commercial success. (with his name)Drool
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Mr. Mayer certainly deserves credit for his accomplishments.

Of course, anyone who is seriously interested in the history of film must study all the films made by the great D.W. Griffith, who is considered the "Father of Film."
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Louis Burt Mayer (/ˈmeɪ.ər/; born Lazar Meir; July 12, 1884[1] – October 29, 1957) (Russian: Лазарь Меир) was an American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios (MGM) in 1924. Mayer was skilled at developing star actors, including child actors, then placing them in consistently slick productions, such as musicals or comedies, for which MGM became famous. Under Mayer's management, MGM accumulated the largest concentration of leading writers, directors and stars in Hollywood.
Growing up poor and quitting school at 12 to support his family, he later moved to Boston and purchased a small vaudeville theater. After expanding and moving to Los Angeles, he teamed up with Irving Thalberg, and they developed hundreds of high quality story-based films, noted for their wholesome and lush entertainment. Mayer liked his stars to portray an idealized vision of men and women, family life, virtue, and patriotism, all presented in the present world they lived in. He believed that movies should not be a reflection of life, but be an entertaining escape from life. Mayer handled the business part of running the studio, such as setting budgets and approving new productions, while Thalberg, still in his twenties, ran all MGM productions.
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