First shown in 1995, this Tv documentary on the history of MGM ws well made. There were some great quotes along the way.
Louis B.Mayer was either regarded as a benevolent benefactor or a ruthless dictator!
FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW: “I liked him very much.”
CLARK GABLE: “He was a better actor than any of us – the tears would start,he would faint!”
HELEN HAYES didnt mince words,” I would describe L.B.Mayer as a polished, evil villain!”
Freddie BARTHOLOMEW went on to praise MICKEY ROONEY,
“He was the very best actor out of the whole group of us. He could do anything; tear your heart out,make you laugh, sing and dance.”
GEORGE CUKOR said of Tracy and Hepburn,
” They complimented each other. There was a real rapport between the two of them.”
LUISE RAINER: “Irving Thalberg was an extraordinary,fine,gifted and loveable person.”
Even Mr Mayer himself was quoted: ” When I hear the word ‘prestige’, I know I am going to lose money.!”