LOUIS B. MAYER

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This iconic film pro­ducer and im­pre­sario was born in 1884 in the Rus­sian em­pire but spent his child­hood and teenage years in Saint John, New Brunswick. Af­ter head­ing south in search of a ca­reer in show busi­ness, Mayer found fi­nan­cial and crit­i­cal suc­cess as a film pro­ducer. He helped turn Metro-Gold­wyn-Mayer into the most pow­er­ful and in­flu­en­tial movie stu­dio of the golden age of Hol­ly­wood. Mayer died in 1957.

— Mark Collin Reid, with photo re­search by Evan Reid.

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