Hollywood Voices | Interviews with stars of the Golden Age of American Cinema
CHANNEL | Other
RECORDED | circa 1978
DURATION | 25 minutes 56 seconds
In this unedited recording, King Vidor recalls how Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was formed and what it was like working for 'movie mogul' Louis B Mayer. He reveals how the film industry was run by a few powerful men and outlines some of the pros and cons of the era: there were bullying tactics, but also an ease to film-making compared with later years. Vidor also discusses the quality of the actors and producers of the day, with reference to those he admired most.
This unedited interview is presented as it was originally recorded. Therefore, there are changes in the sound levels and there may be some interruptions and interference from background noise. Parts of this interview were used in the 1979 documentary 'Movie Moguls'.
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