Friday, July 10, 2020

MOGULS: When Hollywood’s Bosses Were Kings

In Hollywood’s Golden age, the studios- and in many cases the town- were controlled by moguls. These moguls were larger than life and held absolute power over their studios and those whose livelihoods depended upon them. We will take a close-up look at these all powerful executives who were respected, successful, revered and sometimes silently reviled.

Our first mogul, whose story will be told next week, will be Louis B. Mayer- this site’s namesake and arguably the most powerful man in Hollywood during its glamorous, golden years. He was both the most respected- and most feared- man in Hollywood who built up the biggest studio in Tinseltown and passed away shortly before it all collapsed. Part one of Mayer’s story begins next Monday!