The Belousoffs: The Luckiest or Unluckiest Couple? Just ask Howard Hughes and Bugsy Siegel.

The Belousoff's lived at 808 N. Linden Drive in Beverly Hills, and twice within just a few months, they would be feet away from shocking, violent events reported around the world.

Dear Media: You hung the wrong movie mogul. Louis B. Mayer was no #HarveyWeinstein

It has been a tough week. There have now been several high profile news outlets that have not only claimed Louis B. Mayer was a 'sexual predator' but stated it as a matter of fact, and positioned him not only as Harvey Weinstein's antecedent but the root of all evil in Hollywood. Variety has now … Continue reading Dear Media: You hung the wrong movie mogul. Louis B. Mayer was no #HarveyWeinstein

Louis B. Mayer was no sexual predator. Here is my statement. #HarveyWeinstein

Forgive me as this post is based on a series of tweets I made earlier today. Thank you again if you reached out to me at that time. I have decided to make a more formal statement as well. ALSO READ: Dear Media, You Hung the Wrong Movie Mogul. Louis B. Mayer was No Harvey … Continue reading Louis B. Mayer was no sexual predator. Here is my statement. #HarveyWeinstein

I can put down my sword: Two new books are the last nails in the coffin of another I fought for years

In June of 2013, I was perusing the New York Times book reviews and one caught my eye. Little did I know it would become my mission to fight that book, its author, and his heinous premise for over two years, which would include a public face-to-face confrontation here in Sydney by the end of … Continue reading I can put down my sword: Two new books are the last nails in the coffin of another I fought for years

Documentary about Restoring the Hollywood Moguls’ Temple Picked up for Theatrical Release

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

Barbara Windom, daughter of Edie Mayer Goetz and Bill Goetz, granddaughter of Louis B. Mayer, has passed away

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that my cousin Barbara Windom passed away suddenly. She was the daughter of Edie Mayer Goetz and Bill Goetz, sister to Judith Goetz Shepherd, mother to Maggie Clare, Debora Clare, and Rachel Windom Stengel, loved mother-in-law to their partners, and grandmother to beautiful granddaughters. … Continue reading Barbara Windom, daughter of Edie Mayer Goetz and Bill Goetz, granddaughter of Louis B. Mayer, has passed away

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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

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Louis B. Mayer

Three things you didn't know about Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss, Louis B. Mayer: 1. Your money or your life On June 26, 1942, Louis B. Mayer received a rambling three page letter purportedly from six men who wanted him dead, but would accept $250,000 to let him live. The letter began: "MR MAYER, IS YOUR LIFE … Continue reading Three Things You Didn’t Know About Louis B. Mayer