The Real Monster of Hollywood: Louis B. Mayer

Louis B. Mayer was a powerful movie mogul during the Golden Age of Hollywood. He was huge in the entertainment industry, but let’s just say… he wasn’t the nicest man. Similarly to Hollywood today, everything in the Golden Hollywood Age was manufactured. If there was one man who liked a good old phony movie set, it was the notorious head of MGM Studios – Louis B. Mayer.


Louis B Mayer and Robert Montgomery. Photo by MGM / Kobal / Shutterstock

On-screen, MGM studios looked like it was filled with glitz and glamour, but behind the scenes, things were much darker. Mayer used his power to his advantage and put his young stars through verbal, emotional, physical, and even sexual abuse. His stars may have been beautiful and talented, but everything about their job was a plastic representation of the truth. Nowadays, we can send evil Hollywood men who take advantage of their power to jail. Unfortunately, this kind of behavior was tolerated when Mayer was around; here’s the truth about Hollywood’s monster.

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