Alicia Mayer is a consultant, writer, producer and mother of three, who lives in Sydney, Australia. She has taken on the responsibility of maintaining her family’s legacy and is the custodian of hundreds of photos and documents relating to the Cummings and Mayer families.
Her great-uncle MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer helped create Hollywood, and other family members were prominently involved in the film business, as you will see from the list below.
Her great-grandmother Ida Mayer Cummings (Louis B. Mayer’s older sister) was a notable fundraiser in Los Angeles who devoted her life to Jewish causes and connected with the who’s who of society, from stars and filmmakers to politicians, religious figures, titans of business and industry, and more…
Alicia’s family legacy not only includes the founding of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the Oscars, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, but also 20th Century Fox and more.
She not only comes from one of the film business’ first families, but is also a film historian, blogger and social media influencer in her own right. Alicia’s network of influence includes film experts, publishers, journalists and columnists, film bloggers, best-selling biographers and authors, collectors, auction houses, trustees/managers of major actor estates, filmmakers and, of course, fans spanning silent film through to classic Hollywood movies, TV and radio.
Here are some bios about Alicia’s many family members who helped shape Hollywood:
- Louis B. Mayer
- Edie Mayer Goetz and her husband Bill Goetz – 20th Century Pictures
- Irene Mayer Selznick and her husband David O. Selznick – MGM, RKO, United Artists, Selznick International Pictures, David O. Selznick Productions
- Daniel Mayer Selznick
- L. Jeffrey Selznick – co-founder of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, Eastman House
- Richard Shepherd – Warner Bros, MGM, MCA and founded Artists Agency (son in law of Edie and Bill Goetz)
- Jack Cummings – MGM
- Ruth Cummings Rowland – MGM
- Roy Rowland – MGM
- Steven Rowland – MGM, Fontana Records, Polydor Atlantic, Bell, EMI and producer for Sixto Rodgriguez
- Mitzi Cummings Fielding – MGM
- Sol Baer Fielding – MGM
- Jerry Mayer – MGM
- Gerald Mayer – MGM, Lorimar, ABC, MTM Productions, Aaron Spelling Productions
- William Windom – ABC, CBS, NBC
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(Mayer is a maternal last name, which Alicia uses as a pen name.)