- Have the next big idea for a movie? Submit a 2-15 min. concept video to Amazon Studios for a chance to have your movie made. Learn more.
-- 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.
I was disappointed in the condition of this used book. It was advertised as "Very Good" condition, also as a former library book. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Craig J. Stith
This is a very thorough biography of one of the key founders of the movie industry, a fascinating and often infuriating man. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Jerrylee
Well researched and detailed life of the rags to riches movie mogul.Published 1 month ago by A. Kaplan
First off, very few of the people in this book are alive. But the book does a great job of capturing a time when the profits flowed freely, America had a moral compass and going to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by JB Vick
Scott Eyman has penned an excellent even-handed Biography of Louis B Mayer. Rich in Hollywood history and chock full of personal anecdotes by executives and stars, the book reads... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeffrey W. Brosnan
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 5 months 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 6 months 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 10 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 12 months ago by Carol L. Samuels