Tag: Louis B. Mayer

May 2, 2015 /

Oh, my darlings — you must click on the great big letters at the bottom of this post and let Ms. Harrington regale you with the details of this diet. She is wonderfully funny! By Rebecca Harrington In the thirties, famously reclusive actress Greta Garbo met self-described “doctor of natural…

September 3, 2013 /

A few pictures, long ago, of Wilshire Blvd. and the temple: By ADAM NAGOURNEY Published: August 18, 2013 LOS ANGELES — It was known as the Temple of the Stars: a soaring sanctuary capped by a 100-foot-wide Byzantine dome, built by Hollywood moguls on the eve of the Depression and…

August 16, 2013 /

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February 24, 2013 /

Via my friend Martin: Sat, February 23, 2013 2:31:06 PM Sunset Boulevard – At Oscar time I thought we could use a Billy Wilder comment! Martin In Hollywood, Paramount arranged a private screening for the various studio heads and specially invited guests. ” Louis B. Mayer berated Wilder before the…

January 25, 2013 /

A bereaved Clark Gable looks on as Irene Dunne christens the ship with Louis B. Mayer looking on, the date commemorated the second anniversary of Carole Lombard’s record breaking bond drive for WWII.

January 13, 2013 /

Her diary from her teen years includes comments on films she saw at MGM previews. These journal entries reveal Irene to have been perceptive and frank in her observations – even at 17. Her take on Romola (1924): “…L. Gish good as always but didn’t make the most of her…