Louis B. Mayer Vintage Oversized Hollywood Photos. "L.B." Mayer was the almighty power of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the king of the moguls. These four rare, original 11" x 14" photos include a shot of Mayer ensconced in his office, "Welcoming a new starlet to Hollywood," according to the typed caption en verso; a beautiful matte finish close-up of Jeanette MacDonald, one of Mayer's favorite contractees, whose singing invariably brought the very emotional man to tears; a radiantly full-length pose of Mayer personal discovery Ilona Massey, with lilies ("An Easter greeting" reads the typed caption), with Clarence Bull's stamp (Massey was later fired by MGM amidst a sex scandal, but Mayer allowed her back on the lot years later); and an atmospheric still from one of Mayer's very favorite films (it also made him cry), Lassie Come Home (1943), with a typed caption on verso. All are in Excellent condition.

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