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Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt) 1885-1957

Works: 101 works in 154 publications in 3 languages and 5,674 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Religious films  Epic films  Film adaptations  Silent films  History  Bible films  Horror films  Christian films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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He who gets slapped by Victor Sjöström( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slap him once, slap him 100 times, the Big Top crowd roars. The clown known to delighted throngs as HE has made a comedic art of getting batted around. Life has battered him even more. Behind the mask, HE hides the torment of once being a brilliant scientist whose research and wife were stolen by a colleague. And behind the mask, when the time comes, HE realizes his revenge
Greed by Erich Von Stroheim( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of three WWI-era Californians whose friendship is destroyed by avarice after one wins a lottery jackpot. Originally conceived as a 9 1/2 hour film, the studio release was edited to 113 minutes and the unused footage discarded. This four hour restoration first broadcast on TCM incorporates hundreds of still photographs and dialog cards based on the original script, as well as some color-tinting
The American Film Institute/Louis B. Mayer oral history collection( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-five memoirs by noted directors, producers, actors, writers and cinematographers. Topics covered range widely and include theories of cinematography, production problems, minorities in film, the economics of filmmaking, the McCarthy era, the effects of television on the motion picture industry, etc. Among the memoirists are Tay Garnett, Howard Koch, Abraham Polonsky and Crane Wilbur"--The Library of Congress Guide to the Microform Collections in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, online version
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

4 editions published between 1925 and 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jerusalem, oppressed by the power of Imperial Rome, Ben-Hur, of the Jewish house of Hur, develops a friendship with Messala, a Roman centurion, which turns to enmity when he learns of Messala's egotism and hatred of the Jews; to please the governor, Messala arrests Ben-Hur's entire family when a loose tile accidentally falls from the roof of their house and kills a Roman general. Sentenced as a galley slave and driven into the desert, Ben-Hur meets the Christ, who gives him water and refreshes his spirit; when he saves the life of Arrius, the Roman ship commander, he is adopted by Arrius and becomes popular and wealthy as a charioteer. During a chariot race against Messala, in Rome, Ben-Hur gets revenge against Messala by defeating him. In Jerusalem, where Jesus is crucified, Ben-Hur is recognized by his leprous mother and sister and learns of Jesus' mission to save mankind. With the help of Esther, Ben-Hur's mother and sister are cured and the entire family is reunited
La duodénostomie transgastrique : contribution à l'étude des techniques de gastrostomie by Louis B Mayer( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by John S Robertson( Visual )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jekyll, an idealistic London doctor and scientist, has a weakness for experiments which take him to the boundaries of human consciousness and experience. When Sir George Carew, father of the girl Jekyll loves, accuses him of being afraid of temptation, he finds a drug which allows him to separate the evil side of his personality from the good; as Edward Hyde, he embarks upon a career of crime
The silent horror of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 3 early screen versions( Visual )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jekyll, an idealistic London doctor, finds a drug which allows him to separate the evil side of his personality from the good; as Edward Hyde, he embarks upon a career of crime
Hollywood rajah; the life and times of Louis B. Mayer by Bosley Crowther( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of an era by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the early to mid-twenties, more and more films were made with synchronized sound and music, but it wasn't until 1927 that Warner Brothers gambled on talking pictures with "The Jazz singer". From that moment on, all that had shaped and created Hollywood was utterly transformed
by David O Selznick( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The archive is highlighted by David O. Selznick's personal files, found in Series I, and arranged in 28 sub-subseries. These records document Selznick's personal involvement in every aspect of his business and chronicle his life. Found in this subseries are clippings, confidential and personal files, coproduction and loanout files, correspondence, calendars, financial and legal files, interoffice files, MGM, Paramount, and RKO files, Myron Selznick estate files, photographs, safe deposit files, story files, talent files, and writers files
News of the day( Visual )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Washington's movie drama. All-star cast--Congressional inquiry, Washington, D.C. The curtain is rung up on Act Two of the Capital's super-movie show, the Congressional inquiry into alleged Communist influences in Hollywood with a statement by Louis B. Mayer, M.G.M. production chief with constructive suggestions for legislation to aid private industry in dealing with subversive elements. Next, dapper Adolphe Menjou, a keen student of the workings and philosophy of Communism, delivers the very definite opinion that Communism is a foul philosophy. Film favorite Robert Taylor to a standing room only audience wins plaudits with his statement that personally, he'd send them back to Russia or some other unpleasant place. Actor-director Robert Montgomery follows in the galaxy of star witnesses with a most startling statement of the Hearing that he's ready to fight the totalitarianism called Communism. Paul V. McNutt counsel denies that un-American propaganda exists on the shores of this nation"--Hearst index card
News of the day( Visual )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Louis B. Mayer presents Navy with model of Cruiser Los Angeles in tribute to men of his organization in armed services. It's slated for recruiting duty in Los Angeles"--Hearst index card. Includes footage of service flag, Admiral Johnson, Lieutenant Commander Blanchard, Mr. Craig, Lieutenant Frances Shoup, war bonds story
Ben-Hur by Fred Niblo( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New National Theatre, direction W.H. Rapley, business management S.E. Cochran. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents "Ben-Hur," by General Lew Wallace, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in arrangement with Abraham L. Erlanger, Charles B. Dillingham and Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., from the novel published and copyrighted by Harper and Brothers. Directed by Fred Niblo, adaptation by June Mathis, produced from the scenario of Carey Wilson, continuity by Carey Wilson and Bess Meredith. Mr. Niblo's directorial associates: Alfred L. Raboch and Reeves Eason. Photography by Rene Guissart, Karl Struss, Percy Hilburn, and Clyde De Vinna. Art effects by Ferdinand P. Earle, titles by Katherine Hilliker and H.H. Caldwell, film editor, Lloyd Nosler, assistant director Charles Stallings. Costumes by Theaterkunst Hermann J. Kaufmann, Berlin. Stage presentation and musical score by Major Edward Bowes, David Mendoza and William Axt
James Oliver Curwood papers by James Oliver Curwood( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wallace, Russell Watson, Leigh J. Young, and Frederic H. Zeigen
[Louis B. Mayer, in St. Patrick's Day speech before a crowd of 10,000, expressed need for national unity as crisis grows, San Francisco, Calif. Hearst vault material, HVMc1386r1, 39007]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Arriving at station at San Francisco, movie folks of Hollywood, headed by Mayer, are on their way to attend St. Patrick's Day ceremony (si.). Closeup, L.B. Mayer and Mrs. Mayer with Potentate of Shrine Henry F. Boyen of Islam Temple; running shots of, and scenes of, cars in parade (sd.). Edward Arnold, Cesar Romero, and Mickey Rooney in cars (sd.). Crowds at corned beef and cabbage dinner listening to Mayer (sd.). After introduction by Boyen, Mayer speaks on religious unity and St. Patrick; Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gov. Culbert Olson, Mayer, Boyen, Edward Arnold at table (sd.). Closeups of Garland and Rooney, Culbert, Arnold, etc. (si.)
Good news of 1938( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

by Gloria Swanson( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The work of numerous writers (Gertrude Behanna, Lenore J. Coffee, James Ashmore Creelman, Laura Hope Crews, Delmer Daves, William Dufty, Laurence Eyre, Allan Jay Friedman, Leonard Gershe, Forrest Halsey, Ben Hecht, Lillian Kemble-Cooper, Harold J. Kennedy, Alan Jay Lerner, Josephine Lovett, Clare Boothe Luce, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Frances Marion, Richard Matheson, Preston Sturges, Erich Von Stroheim, Billy Wilder, and others), photographers (Ernest A. Bachrach, Edward O. Bagley, Russell Ball, Marcus Blechman, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Harold Carter, William Eglinton, Eliot Elisofon, Ellen Graham, G. L. Manuel Frères, Donald Biddle Keyes, Jack Mitchell, Nickolas Muray, Alexander Phillips, Melbourne Spurr, Edward Steichen), and lyricists and composers (most notably Edmund Goulding, Dickson Hughes, Elsie Janis, Franz Lehar, Dorothy Parker, Richard Stapley, and Vincent Youmans) is included in this collection
Louis B. Mayer St. Patrick's Day speech (1939) ; Carole Lombard Indiana war rally speech (1( Recording )

and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The motion picture and the world today by Louis B Mayer( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Ethel Barrymore] [seventieth birthday celebration( Recording )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Louis B. Mayer Amerikaans filmproducent (1884-1957)

Louis B. Mayer amerikansk filmproducent

Louis B. Mayer amerykański przedsiębiorca, producent filmowy

Louis B. Mayer producteur de films américaine

Louis B. Mayer produttore cinematografico statunitense

Louis B. Mayer US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Luijs B. Maijers

Lwïs Bart Maýer

Mayer Eliezer 1885-1957

Mayer, Ezemiel 1885-1957

Mayer, Lazar 1885-1957

Mayer Louis Bert 1885-1957

Mayer Louis Burrill 1885-1957

Mayer Louis Burt 1885-1957

Mayer, Louis Burton 1885-1957

Meir Lazar 1885-1957

Луис Б. Маер

Луис Барт Майер

Луіс Барт Маер

Луїс Барт Маєр

Майер, Луис Барт

לואיס מאייר

لويس بي. ماير

لوئیس مایر تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

لۋىيس بارت مايەر

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