I am so proud of my friend Aaron Wolf's documentary, Restoring Tomorrow, about the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, which my great uncle, Louis B. Mayer, and other studio moguls helped to build so long ago. I actually wrote about this mammoth $150 million restoration project when it was announced several years ago, partly to explain the … Continue reading Documentary about Restoring the Hollywood Moguls’ Temple Picked up for Theatrical Release
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Guests Announced for Next Hollywood Time Machine Talk Radio Show
With a fantastic first show under their belts, Alicia Mayer and her cohost Will McKinley are ready for the next episode of the Hollywood Time Machine talk radio show on Saturday, September 20th. And wow, what a line up! The term "Hollywood Royalty" is bandied about far too often, but Dateline reporter Josh Mankiewicz truly … Continue reading Guests Announced for Next Hollywood Time Machine Talk Radio Show
Hollywood Time Machine with Alicia Mayer LIVE at 6pm PST!
The first episode of Hollywood Time Machine talk radio show, hosted by Alicia Mayer and cohosted by Will McKinley, is broadcast today at 6pm PST/9pm EST. To tune in just go to http://www.LATalkRadio.com and the show will be streaming live on the website. Our guests have been announced: Paula Guthat of #TCMParty Victoria Wilson, author … Continue reading Hollywood Time Machine with Alicia Mayer LIVE at 6pm PST!
Alicia Mayer to host new talk radio show “Hollywood Time Machine”
If there's one thing that fans of silent movies, classic Hollywood, TV and radio always say it's: "If only I could go back in time!" With my new talk radio show, Hollywood Time Machine (#timemachine), you will be transported back in time with each episode. I will interview our living legends, biographers, historians, museum curators/archivists, … Continue reading Alicia Mayer to host new talk radio show “Hollywood Time Machine”
Happy 130th Birthday Louis B. Mayer
"A simple rule, but to me it has been a pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night." Louis B. Mayer in His Own Words Many of you won't be surprised to learn that just in time for my great-uncle's 130th birthday, he reached out to ensure his own words could be heard, … Continue reading Happy 130th Birthday Louis B. Mayer
Face to face with Ben Urwand: the question I asked and his reply
Tonight I attended Ben Urwand's talk about his book The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler at the Sydney Jewish Museum interestingly titled, "The Arrangement Between Hollywood and Hitler." This was evidently his only presentation in Australia. If you have been following this blog or my account on Twitter, you will know I have been fighting … Continue reading Face to face with Ben Urwand: the question I asked and his reply
CJ Johnson of ABC Radio podcast Movieland interviews Alicia Mayer
CJ Johnson, host and producer of Movieland, ABC Radio's podcast for lovers of film and the film business, interviewed me for the latest episode. Together, we cover the controversy over Ben Urwand's book, The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler and what it has taken to defend my great-uncle, Louis B. Mayer, from Urwand's sensationalistic claims. At the time of the … Continue reading CJ Johnson of ABC Radio podcast Movieland interviews Alicia Mayer
What Ben Urwand has taught us: the package is not the product
For those of you who follow my blog or follow me on Twitter and elsewhere, you will know that I have been shocked at the instant acceptance that Ben Urwand received from the media and in other forums for his sensationalist claims that Hollywood's Jewish moguls collaborated with Hitler and his regime. Basically, as soon … Continue reading What Ben Urwand has taught us: the package is not the product
UPDATED REBUTTALS LIST! The dark side of book publicity is revealed as rebuttals flow in for Ben Urwand’s The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler
LATEST NEWS (Sept 13, 2017): Two new books are the last nails in this book's coffin. "How could Harvard have published Urwand's The Collaboration?" David Denby, The New Yorker "If you're looking for proof of collaboration in the WW 2 sense, or a pact with Hitler? Save your money." Paul Teetor, LA Weekly "Urwand is … Continue reading UPDATED REBUTTALS LIST! The dark side of book publicity is revealed as rebuttals flow in for Ben Urwand’s The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler
The Perfect Pickford Family
"Things didn't work out that much, you know. But I'll never forget her. I think that she was a good woman." Ron Pickford Rogers, Mary Pickford and Buddy Roger's adopted son, who later became homeless. THE PICKFORD FAMILY portrait, probably taken in 1945, was most likely Mary Pickford’s and Buddy Roger’s first official photo with … Continue reading The Perfect Pickford Family
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