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-- Kevin Brownlow, author of The Parade's Gone By...
"Scott Eyman has accomplished the near impossible -- he's taken Louis B. Mayer, the comic goblin of so many Hollywood histories, and restored him to his rightful place as one of the great business executives of the twentieth century. Laughable no more, Mayer is a fascinating amalgam of vision, chutzpa, cunning, and sheer genius."
-- James Curtis, author of W. C. Fields and James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters
Would recommend it to anyone who's interested in old Hollywood.
What distinguishes this book about Louis B. Mayer, the fearsome and legendary Hollywood mogul of the classic MGM era, is that it's far more than a biography.
Mr. Eyman has done such a good job in letting the world know that Louis B. Mayer was in fact, a good, hard working, dedicated man.
Very detailed, but not enough about the part that musicals played in the profits during the 1930's. Two very minor mentions of Eleanor Powell, one of the money makers of the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by alfred testa, Jr.
This is packed with behind the scenes historical information of the making of Hollywood films then and the history of one of the greatest producers that ever lived.Published 1 month ago by Tobe Rose
I really wanted to like this book, but just could not get into it. It was a struggle for me to finish it and I constantly wanted to put it down (something I NEVER do). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ashley C
Very good book on L B Mayer. I love the golden age of Hollywood stories. Would recommend it to anyone who's interested in old Hollywood.Published 7 months ago by Carol L. Samuels
Another great book that reveals the golden age of Hollywood and how it all began for the entertainment of moviegoers everywhere. Read morePublished 7 months ago by UTex
Although Mayer was the visible head of MGM, was not the owner of it, that's proof was finally dismissed by the real owners of the shares. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Eric Mascarin Perigault
If you want a little light history about Louis B., this is for you.
I prefer a little more insider dirt in bios but this was a nice easy read.
"The Lion of Hollywood" by Scott Eyman is a non-fiction book that I can highly recommend. If you are interested in old Hollywood and how the motion picture industry began and the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Life Is But A Dream
I found it to be an anti-Christian piece of crap that only reinforced the general image of hallywood of being just that.Published 18 months ago by Lawrence J. Lindquist