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Mayer, Louis B. (1885–1957)

  • By: James G. Lewis
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

U.S. film executive

As the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), which, under him, became the one of the world's largest and most prestigious film studio, Louis Mayer created the star system and had under contract the outstanding screen personalities of the day. Under ...

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