- He wanted to values instilled in the people understood what a huge role in that art can play and wanted to take advantage of it. He sought the success not so much because, that the sought to to shape tastes of the public, how many because, that he could foresee them. He adored a movie, like no other.I'm not sure that Harry Cohn and Jack Warner loved the movie as Mayer. "Meyer with no less enthusiasm attended the opera and concerts. He is constantly at home classical music, he set some records again and again.When his children only go to school, he bought his recording of "Aida", "La Boheme," "Carmen" and boasted in the studio, they are already able to distinguish one from another. It was he who gave the movie such opera stars as Grace Moore, Lorits Melchior, Mario Lanza.Passion Mayer people art was so well known that one hilarious writer named Charles MacArthur decided to play a trick on him, and give the young accountant for the "genius of the English theater Nelson." As expected, shortly assistant Mayer invited "Nelson" to the boss to lunch. MacArthur ordered the "Nelson" to say only one sentence:"I came here to seek refuge from the rain and fog." This phrase has made a great impression on the Mayer and he immediately offered his guest to become one of the producers in his company for a thousand dollars a week. He readily agreed and this time followed by another council MacArthur - return each given to him to read the script with the words:"It's not my type." It was the Prince of Hollywood. The Universal pet. Genius. "He had a gift for telling stories, he came up with them every minute. He had a head full of fantasies ... Two-thirds of the time he spent in the screening room. He looked just a movie, he did not see life, but he knew what he was capable of shadows on the screen, "- said Ben Hecht.Greta Garbo's first appearance in Gollivude.1925 Prince called Irving Thalberg, he was born in Brooklyn in 1899 in a family of average means. His father, an importer of lace, immigrated from Germany, his mother, the daughter of the owner of a large department store in New York, too, it was a German Jew.Because of congenital heart disease in childhood Irving was bedridden and has spent years in the world of books. His mother, against the advice of doctors, almost by force made him go to school, and he was often ill, still unable to finish the course.Realizing that his life is likely to be early interrupted by illness, he decided to neglect the college and right to do business. Already a year later he became an assistant manager in the one small the company The. What happened next is not known, but somehow got Thalberg place in New York's Secretary office "Yuniversl."Sam Marx recalls that Thalberg, in spite of his poor health, but maybe that's because of him, he was tireless. The film Mulan
. He knew that time he devoted not so much, and everything in his life happened fast. He always came to the service of the first and the last to leave.In the end, his diligence paid attention Laemmli. He did Irving his personal secretary, and after a while took him to California, to the road, he helped him to respond to the letter.