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
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
UPDATE: click here to see the list of 30+ rebuttals, critical reviews and controversy coverage since this initial post was written. "Regarding Urwand's sickening claims about my own great-uncle, Louis B. Mayer, Greco says, "Urwand writes unaware or indifferent to the terrible libel he is committing." I need your help. Imagine for a moment that your family … Continue reading A Rebuttal to Ben Urwand and The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler
My grandmother, Mitzi Cummings, interviews a very young Judy Garland, who in this photo looks like she may be promoting her first movie, musical short Every Sunday, which included fellow child actor, Deanna Durbin. Date unknown, however the location is most likely an MGM set. Like any starry-eyed teenager, the young singer was ready to … Continue reading Judy Garland – the tragic arc of the child star.