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Title
Scott Eyman interview, 2005
Creator
Eyman, Scott, 1951-
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
2005
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
Scott Eyman discusses his book, “Lion of Hollywood.” He begins by explaining the early life of Louis B. Mayer and how he was born in Russia, then traveled to Canada, and finally ended up in Hollywood. Eventually, he opened a silent film studio, but soon wanted to produce more films on bigger stages. Eyman talks about how Mayer started running the operations at MGM, and eventually moved up to production. He also talks about the many musicals that MGM produced after making the Wizard of Oz. In addition, he talks about the feud between Mayer and partner Sam Goldwyn. Eyman ends the interview by discussing the fall of the studio system, and how MGM declined after Mayer left.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:28:34
Identifier
cmt00728
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/878
Language
English
Subject
Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt), 1885-1957
Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
Source
Betacam tape

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