Irene Mayer Selznick – first producer of A Street Car Named Desire

As I watch the Tony Awards at home in Sydney, Australia on a rainy, stormy day - as always from a distance to those major events that my family was involved in - I am inspired to post this series of photos of my cousin Irene Mayer Selznick with her sister Edie. Edie and Irene … Continue reading Irene Mayer Selznick – first producer of A Street Car Named Desire

Mitzi Joins the MGM Star Factory

Oh, that smile... My grandmother Mitzi is probably in her early 20s in this photo and appears to be signing in at MGM's employee entrance. From the smile, and with a photo to document the occasion, she may very well be doing this for the first time. There's naturally a fine line between nepotism and … Continue reading Mitzi Joins the MGM Star Factory