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Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt) 1885-1957

Works: 106 works in 159 publications in 3 languages and 5,566 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Silent films  Religious films  Horror films  Bible films  Epic films  Christian films 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Louis B Mayer
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He who gets slapped by Victor Sjöström( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slap him once, slap him 100 times, the Big Top crowd roars. The clown known to delighted throngs as HE has made a comedic art of getting batted around. Life has battered him even more. Behind the mask, HE hides the torment of once being a brilliant scientist whose research and wife were stolen by a colleague. And behind the mask, when the time comes, HE realizes his revenge
Greed by Erich Von Stroheim( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McTeague, un rustaud, apprend le métier de dentiste avec un arracheur de dents ambulant. Plus tard, il s'installe à San Francisco où il épouse Trina, ex-fiancée de son ami Marcus. Trina, qui a gagné 5000 dollars dans une loterie, est rongée par l'avarice, et la vie du couple devient bientôt insupportable. Dénoncé pour pratique illégale, McTeague se laisse aller à l'alcool. Un soir, il tue sa femme et s'enfuit avec son or. Marcus le rejoint au désert et un combat mortel s'engage entre eux
The American Film Institute/Louis B. Mayer oral history collection( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-five memoirs by noted directors, producers, actors, writers and cinematographers. Topics covered range widely and include theories of cinematography, production problems, minorities in film, the economics of filmmaking, the McCarthy era, the effects of television on the motion picture industry, etc. Among the memoirists are Tay Garnett, Howard Koch, Abraham Polonsky and Crane Wilbur"--The Library of Congress Guide to the Microform Collections in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, online version
La duodénostomie transgastrique : contribution à l'étude des techniques de gastrostomie by Louis B Mayer( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1925 and 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jerusalem, oppressed by the power of Imperial Rome, Ben-Hur, of the Jewish house of Hur, develops a friendship with Messala, a Roman centurion, which turns to enmity when he learns of Messala's egotism and hatred of the Jews; to please the governor, Messala arrests Ben-Hur's entire family when a loose tile accidentally falls from the roof of their house and kills a Roman general. Sentenced as a galley slave and driven into the desert, Ben-Hur meets the Christ, who gives him water and refreshes his spirit; when he saves the life of Arrius, the Roman ship commander, he is adopted by Arrius and becomes popular and wealthy as a charioteer. During a chariot race against Messala, in Rome, Ben-Hur gets revenge against Messala by defeating him. In Jerusalem, where Jesus is crucified, Ben-Hur is recognized by his leprous mother and sister and learns of Jesus' mission to save mankind. With the help of Esther, Ben-Hur's mother and sister are cured and the entire family is reunited
The silent horror of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde : 3 early screen versions( Visual )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jekyll, an idealistic London doctor, finds a drug which allows him to separate the evil side of his personality from the good; as Edward Hyde, he embarks upon a career of crime
Hollywood rajah; the life and times of Louis B. Mayer by Bosley Crowther( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of an era by Nightwish( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the early to mid-twenties, more and more films were made with synchronized sound and music, but it wasn't until 1927 that Warner Brothers gambled on talking pictures with "The Jazz singer". From that moment on, all that had shaped and created Hollywood was utterly transformed. Talking pictures were here to stay, and the art of silent filmmaking--along with many of the stars, directors and producers devoted to it--were sacrificed to technology
It takes more than talent by Mervyn LeRoy( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by John S Robertson( Visual )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor experiments in order to turn himself into a fiend
by Gloria Swanson( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nearly all of Miss Swanson's sixty-six motion pictures, 1914-1975, are represented by film stills and other materials. This collection does include some of Swanson's film holdings, though most were acquired by George Eastman House in 1967. Coverage is sparsest for her beginnings at Essanay Studios, Sennett/Keystone Studios, and Triangle Company. The Famous Players-Lasky Corp./Paramount Pictures period, 1919-1926, is more comprehensively documented with groups of stills and scrapbooks, clippings, correspondence, contracts, and publicity items. The substantial correspondence, financial, legal, and production records of the United Artists years, 1925-1933, occupy forty boxes, yet only meagre files for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Fox Films, and Columbia Pictures Corp. represent Swanson's career for the remainder of the 1930s. Records of the scattered later films with RKO Radio Pictures, Paramount Pictures Corp., Warner Brothers, Titanus-Lux Films, and Universal City Studios, Inc. complete this subseries. Of these, the fullest records exist for Swanson's famous appearance in Paramount's Sunset Boulevard in 1950
[Louis B. Mayer, in St. Patrick's Day speech before a crowd of 10,000, expressed need for national unity as crisis grows, San Francisco, Calif. Hearst vault material, HVMc1386r1, 39007]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Arriving at station at San Francisco, movie folks of Hollywood, headed by Mayer, are on their way to attend St. Patrick's Day ceremony (si.). Closeup, L.B. Mayer and Mrs. Mayer with Potentate of Shrine Henry F. Boyen of Islam Temple; running shots of, and scenes of, cars in parade (sd.). Edward Arnold, Cesar Romero, and Mickey Rooney in cars (sd.). Crowds at corned beef and cabbage dinner listening to Mayer (sd.). After introduction by Boyen, Mayer speaks on religious unity and St. Patrick; Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gov. Culbert Olson, Mayer, Boyen, Edward Arnold at table (sd.). Closeups of Garland and Rooney, Culbert, Arnold, etc. (si.)
Ben-Hur by Fred Niblo( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New National Theatre, direction W.H. Rapley, business management S.E. Cochran. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents "Ben-Hur," by General Lew Wallace, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in arrangement with Abraham L. Erlanger, Charles B. Dillingham and Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., from the novel published and copyrighted by Harper and Brothers. Directed by Fred Niblo, adaptation by June Mathis, produced from the scenario of Carey Wilson, continuity by Carey Wilson and Bess Meredith. Mr. Niblo's directorial associates: Alfred L. Raboch and Reeves Eason. Photography by Rene Guissart, Karl Struss, Percy Hilburn, and Clyde De Vinna. Art effects by Ferdinand P. Earle, titles by Katherine Hilliker and H.H. Caldwell, film editor, Lloyd Nosler, assistant director Charles Stallings. Costumes by Theaterkunst Hermann J. Kaufmann, Berlin. Stage presentation and musical score by Major Edward Bowes, David Mendoza and William Axt
[Blacklisted writer and producer Paul Jarrico, and Masha Hunt, a blacklisted actress, talk about the terror brought to the motion picture industry by the House Un-American Activities Committee] by Paul Jarrico( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Blacklisted writer and producer Paul Jarrico, and Masha Hunt, a blacklisted actress, talk about the terror brought to the motion picture industry by the House Un-American Activities Committee. The interview is preceded by an excerpt from the short film "The legacy of the Hollywood blacklist" narrated by Burt Lancaster. On "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer."
James Oliver Curwood papers by James Oliver Curwood( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, manuscripts of publications, copies of books, and miscellanea; include material concerning his literary activities, the writing and production of motion pictures, his promotion of conservation causes, especially forest fire prevention, deer herd management, and the campaign against water pollution, and his work with the Conservation Commission, particularly his disputes with the Michigan Department of Conservation, Governor Alexander J. Groesbeck, and
West of Zanzibar( Visual )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When his dying wife returns with a baby girl a year after leaving him for Crane, a Limehouse magician named Phroso vows to get even. Placing the baby in a Zanzibar brothel, Phroso spends the next 18 years living with cannibals while he waits for the child to come of age. Summoning the debauched young woman to his jungle lair, Phroso plans to reunite the girl with her long-lost father, after which he'll order the natives to kill the trader and burn Crane's daughter alive!
by David O Selznick( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The archive is highlighted by David O. Selznick's personal files, found in Series I, and arranged in 28 sub-subseries. These records document Selznick's personal involvement in every aspect of his business and chronicle his life. Found in this subseries are clippings, confidential and personal files, coproduction and loanout files, correspondence, calendars, financial and legal files, interoffice files, MGM, Paramount, and RKO files, Myron Selznick estate files, photographs, safe deposit files, story files, talent files, and writers files
Good news of 1938( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

David O. Selznick Collection by David O Selznick( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contains records documenting every aspect of David O. Selznick's Hollywood studio operations including script development, production, publicity, finances, and distribution. The records follow film's pioneer days in New York through the heyday of the studio system in Hollywood, to the rise of television. Besides Selznick's independent productions such as A Star is Born (1937), Gone With the Wind (1939), and Rebecca (1940), the archive documents his association with three major studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount, and RKO
The motion picture and the world today by Louis B Mayer( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Louis B. Mayer Amerikaans filmproducent (1884-1957)

Louis B. Mayer amerikansk filmproducent

Louis B. Mayer amerykański przedsiębiorca, producent filmowy

Louis B. Mayer producteur de films américaine

Louis B. Mayer produttore cinematografico statunitense

Louis B. Mayer US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Luijs B. Maijers

Lwïs Bart Maýer

Mayer Eliezer 1885-1957

Mayer, Ezemiel 1885-1957

Mayer, Lazar 1885-1957

Mayer Louis Bert 1885-1957

Mayer Louis Burrill 1885-1957

Mayer Louis Burt 1885-1957

Mayer, Louis Burton 1885-1957

Meir Lazar 1885-1957

Луис Б. Маер

Луис Барт Майер

Луіс Барт Маер

Луїс Барт Маєр

Майер, Луис Барт

לואיס מאייר

لويس بي. ماير

لوئیس مایر تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

لۋىيس بارت مايەر

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Hollywood East : Louis B. Mayer and the origins of the studio systemIn Theda Bara's tentA Private viewAn empire of their own : how the Jews invented Hollywood