l.b. mayer

Irving Berlin, L.B. Mayer and Judy Garland. (1948)

Irving Berlin came out to California to visit the company and spent much of his time at Judy’s voice rehearsals and recording sessions. He adored her and was openly in awe of her talent, but he could not resist suggesting , once in a while, how one of his songs should be phrased. Judy poked a finger into his stomach, one day, and pushed her face a few inches from his: “Listen, buster,” she hissed, “You write ‘em. I sing 'em.” Berlin was delighted.

anonymous asked:

Did we know this already? (1/2)Judy left MGM in 1950, after filming Summer Stock... she was no longer able to function at the pace that MGM demanded of her. She was nearly constantly under medical supervision, but MGM executives were not overly

(2/2)sympathetic with her plight. She was suspended several times in 1950, and finally both MGM and Judy had all they could handle. L.B. Mayer and Judy both agreed it would be best to terminate her contract at that time.


WHY IS EVERYTHING THE SAME WITH THE PEOPLE THESE BEARS ARE LINKED TO??… GAY AND/OR GAY ALLY AND BEEN FUCKED OVER BY THEIR OWN TEAM

FACT: Howard Keel had a rough time during his MGM days as to the fact that nobody could understand him when he rehearsed his numbers and lines due to his ball-deep voice. Kathryn Grayson reportedly said she only responded to him through her large smile as she was completely befuddled whenever he spoke. She added that L.B. Mayer only hired him due to his fine, tight, buttox, being the arse enthusiast that he was, and believed it helped distract from his deep voice.

“Only Make Believe: My Life In Show Business” by Howard Keel.