Louis B Mayer

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The status of Amazon’s discussions with MGM aren’t clear. Photograph: iStock

Amazon. com is in discussions to acquire the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in what would be its biggest push into entertainment yet, tech-news outl(...)

1951 in Washington DC: Budd Schulberg before the House Un-American Activities Committee where he admitted that he joined the Communist Party in 1937 but that he broke with the Reds in 1939. Photograph: Getty Images

One evening in New York, I was introduced to Budd Schulberg. He was over 90 years old then and sitting on the fringes of a large crowd but his face wa(...)

Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies in Mank. Photograph: Netflix

History has not been kind to Marion Davies. The biggest female movie star of the early 1920s, she was crowned Queen of the Screen by theatre owners in(...)

US president Donald Trump  on the White House lawn on Sunday prior to departing on a two-day trip to India. This was another bad, crazy week trapped in Trump’s psychopathology. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

It’s funny that Donald Trump doesn’t like a movie about con artists who invade an elegant house and wreak chaos. He should empathise with parasites. N(...)

  Harvey Weinstein: There was resentment against  the producer   in Hollywood, not only for the stories bubbling around about women, but the way he humiliated men who worked with him. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

In her autobiography Child Star, Shirley Temple described going with her mother to see her new bosses at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after leaving Fox. Louis (...)

John Loder (second right) and Arthur Shields (right) in the John Ford film ‘How Green Was My Valley’. Photograph: Fox

In his 1977 autobiography the Hollywood star John Loder let slip secrets he’d kept hidden for more than 60 years, about his part in the arrest of Patr(...)

Cedric Gibbons with his wife, Hollywood film star Dolores del Río, at Waterloo Station in London in 1936. Photograph: H Allen/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

High up in the Santa Barbara mountains, with a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean, is the unobtrusive two-storey villa that once housed Ireland’s(...)

Epic achievement: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the 1921 film directed by Rex Ingram

On the evening of March 6th, 1921, the auditorium at the Lyric Theatre in New York was full. The newest film from Metro Studios, The Four Horsemen of (...)

In 1938, the extraordinary, multi-talented 18-year-old Mickey Rooney was America’s No 1 box-office star, earning more than $300,000 annually. I(...)

During the depression US president Roosevelt said of Temple it was a fine thing that “an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles”.

Shirley Temple, who has died aged 85, found fame as a child actor in the 1930s when she appeared in films as a bright-eyed, curly-topped, dimpl(...)

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