From award-winning biographer, book critic, and film historian Scott Eyman, author of Bergman, Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B Mayer, Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B DeMille, and several other major titles:
“The only thing wrong with your blog is that there isn’t enough of it. Write more, Alicia, write more!”
From Rex Pickett, award-winning author of Sideways, Vertical and Sideways: The Play:
“On the uncluttered blog site HollywoodEssays.com, Alicia Mayer, whose great-uncle just happens to be the famous Louis B. Mayer of MGM fame, rummages through an inherited treasure trove of family photos and, in an eloquent, but simple, writing style imparts a personal perspective on this past that she has disinterred, and which galvanizes her curiosity and transfixes her reflections.
For anyone who harbors a fascination for a kind of forgotten Belle Epoque of Hollywood past, Alicia’s blog posts scintillate and tremble with the assured voice of a woman who seems both haunted by, and determined to resurrect, these historical images, seeking, often interestingly psychoanalytically, to breathe new life into their distant, B&W, seemingly stillborn, photographed souls.”