Louis Mayer

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Five things I freaking hate about the Oscars -- thanks to the Academy!

    MGM studio exec Louis B. Mayer started the Academy Awards in 1929 as a way to bolster the image of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- and assist in mediating labor disputes. From that modest beginning, the awards ceremony has grown into one of the world's biggest annual media events. ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Crash and Yearn

    Howard Hughes gets what he wants -- in this case, a fun and loving biopic.