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Louis B. Mayer

Film/TV Producer (4-Jul-1885 — 29-Oct-1957)


Bosley Crowther. Hollywood Rajah: The Life and Times of Louis B. Mayer. New York: Henry Holt. 1960.

Scott Eyman. Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. 2005.

Charles Higham. Merchant of Dreams: Louis B. Mayer, M.G.M., and the Secret Hollywood. New York: Donald I. Fine. 1993. 488pp.

Samuel Marx. Mayer and Thalberg: The Make-Believe Saints. New York: Random House. 1975.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.760)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.467)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.994)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.703)

  11. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.949)

  12. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.368)

  13. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.220)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.365)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.272)

  16. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.577-79)

  17. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (pp.498-99)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.481)

  19. Movers & Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business (pp.253-55)

  20. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.337)

  21. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.309)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.338)

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