Rags to Riches
We hear a lot of “rags to riches” stories. A tale about an individual who started with nothing, but became something major. Louis B. Mayer is a perfect example; he was certainly a self-made man. According to actress Ann Rutherford, “if anybody on earth ever created himself, Louis B Mayer did.”
For starters, his real name wasn’t even really Louis Mayer. Back in July 1884, Lazar Meir was born far away from the glamourous life of showbiz. When he was a young child, his family moved to New Brunswick to give him a better life. Unfortunately, since his parents didn’t speak any English, the family was penniless.