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Louis B. Mayer and Jean Harlow at a dinner in...

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Norma Shearer and Louis B. Mayer attending Jean Harlow‘s funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale on June 9, 1937. (LAPL 00115420) Bizarre Los Angeles

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It's Norma! with Louis B. Mayer, attending Jean Harlow‘s funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale on June 9, 1937.

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Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, 1914 - 2000 Arriving in Paris in 1937, Hedy soon met Louis B. Mayer, cofounder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Mayer persuaded Hedy to change her name and she chose "Lamarr" after the popular silent film actress Barbara La Marr. He took her to Hollywood in 1938 where he began to promote her as the "World's Most Beautiful Woman" and modelled her after Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. Hedy's American debut was in the film "Algiers" which caused a national sensation on…

Louis B. Mayer's home at 625 Palisades Beach Road, which features a gargoyle plinth that was a gift from William Randolph Hearst. Palisades Beach Rd, affectionately known just as Beach Road, was also moguls row and Marion Davies' massive mansion was just around the corner. 625 Beach Road would later be bought by Peter Lawford and his wife Patricia Kennedy

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In closeted 1930s era #hollywood studio heads like Louis B. Mayer were famously homophobic but their p.r. departments needed to churn out endless fodder for magazines like #photoplay. Hence this famous image from a spread about the cozy domestic arrangement enjoyed by #carygrant and #randolphscott which features the partners frolicking about their L.A. property.

Greer Garson, Louis B. Mayer and Clark Gable on the set of "Adventure" 1945 Poor Clark hated the tag used in the ad "Gables back and Garson's got him"

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