Louis B. Mayer

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  • Judy Garland And Her Loathing Of Hollywood

    didn't all try from the age of 16 to 20”. This was the period of time she was making Wizard of Oz. She was a picture of innocence--pigtails in a gingham dress…“The worst of the lot, she said, was Louis B. Mayer, the head of the studio. Mayer would tell her what a wonderful singer she was, and he would say “you sing from the heart” and then he would place his hand on her left breast and say “this is where you sing from.” This went on for about 4 years until finally Judy got up enough courage to say to him: “Mr. Mayer, don't you ever do that again. If you want to tell me where I sing from, just point.” Instead of firing her or getting into a fury, Mayer sat down and cried and he said “How can you say that to me, to me who has treated you like a father.”… “ There was another man, another very high executive at MGM who called her into his office and without any chit chat demanded that she have sex with him. Something that he did with all of the young stars. Most of them apparently gave in to him. But Judy did not. He began screaming at her and told her she'd be fired. She would be out of a job. And Judy very coolly replied, "Oh, no. You will be out before I will be." And he was. A couple of months later, Mayer fired him. Not because of anything the man had done to Judy but because Mayer thought that the guy was after his own job. Nobody knew about the sexual pressure until I found this autobiography. I talked to hundreds and hundreds of people, many who knew Judy intimately, and…

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  • Google Global Management Case Study

    counterintuitive, simple everyday activities like shopping involve a lot of the skills needed to be an effective manager in many cultures, such as negotiation, allocation of resources, and communication. This type of immersion training where managers are placed in unfamiliar surroundings and forced to seek to understand and be aware of their experiences builds skills they can also use when they return to the home office (Steers, 2013). What also sets Google’s APM global management training…

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  • A Homemade Education By Malcolm X Analysis

    The article "A Homemade Education" by Malcolm X was about how he taught himself how to read and write while being incarcerated. While he was in prison, he would write letter to Mr. Elijah Muhammad, the founder of the Muslim sect Nation of Islam. While writing those letters to Mr. Elijah Muhammad Malcolm realized how bad his knowledge was. Being at the Charlestown Prison led him to meeting Bimbi. When Malcolm met Bimbi he was jealous of him, the jealousy towards Bimbi came from the knowledge he…

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  • Character Traits Of Malcolm X

    1.) -Malcolm Little: In his childhood, Malcolm was a very aspiring young man, who dreamt of being a lawyer, and knew that it took more than what he was doing in Lansing. He also had a very good understanding how racism worked, and how white people thought of blacks. • “ ‘Well yes sir, I’ve been thinking I’d like to be a lawyer.’” –P. 38 • “All I knew for certain was that a lawyer didn’t wash dishes, as I was doing.” -P. 38 • “I was smarter than nearly all those white kids. But apparently I was…

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  • Interpellation, Ideology And Ikea

    discourse that shifts the problems produced by notions of consumerism and consumer capitalism into a discourse of choice, freedom and happiness. O 'Shaughnessy & Stadler argue that through “language, texts and representations” within genres, it is possible to expose “the values, beliefs and feelings” readers are offered through the use of genre that help them make sense of the world (2012, p. 180). A critical analysis will seek to explore the relationship between ideology and the discourse of…

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  • Holes Movie Reflection

    When choosing a film to write about, I selected the movie Holes since it was a movie very familiar to me and something I used to enjoy watching as a child. Holes, released in April 18, 2003, is a film written about a young boy, Stanley Yelnats IV, who was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, due to his bad luck and 100-year-old family curse. Having been falsely accused of stealing a famous baseball player’s cleats, Stanley was forced to go to court and instead of being sentenced to…

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  • Jazz Music: Music Analysis

    Free is the sound we make and judge is what minds do. I have been learning how to improvise on my guitar for almost a year now through the methodologies of jazz music, in which improvisation plays an integral role. Being able to express our thoughts through music is wonderful, and though all musicians express them through the compositions they make and the music they play, there is a particular joy in being able to convey your thoughts into sound with immediacy that attracted me to this…

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  • Charlie Parker Blues For Alice Analysis

    scale of Bb major and the chords progression of ‘turn around’ in score. ‘Don’t Get Around Much Anymore’ is a jazz standard composed by Duke Ellington in 1940. This piece was originally called "Never No Lament" but after lyrics by Bob Russell, a new title were added in 1942. This is a joyful piece that consist of 3 sections: A, B and C with mostly repeat the phrase of the first 8 bars of the piece in section A and C. The repetition of the 8 bars phrase and also some kicks of chromatically chords…

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  • Analysis Of The Great Gatsby

    Preface The Great Gatsby is the symbol of Fitzgerald’s greatness. Although it was treated indifferently when it was published, it had gained its fame gradually by 1960s. Finally, it was recognized as the most important work in the Jazz Age. In the past, there were lots of pieces of writing on The Great Gatsby. For example, The Great Gatsby and Fitzgerald’s World of Ideas, by Ronald Bergman, focused on Fitzgerald and the prevailing conception and value, demonstrating that how they influenced the…

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  • Soggy Bottom Boys Analysis

    Throughout the film, music is also used as a populist trope that unites Southerners, with the popular genre of folk music appearing in nearly every scene. In the South during the 1900s, folk music was the main source of musical entertainment, both for individuals and at large gatherings. At his rally in the town square, Homer Stokes had a folk band play “Keep on the Sunny Side,” uniting the crowd under their mutual love for folk music. At the end of the movie, when both gubernatorial candidates…

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