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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 November 1896New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 11 September 1960New York City, New York, USA

Spouse (1)

Mrs. Frances O'Neill McIntyre (1927 - 1927)

Trivia (5)

Father of Paul Avila Mayer
Grandfather of Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Former journalist and playwright, active on and off-Broadway from the mid-1920's. Moved to Hollywood as a press agent for Samuel Goldwyn and then became a title writer for De Mille and Pathe. Wrote his first screenplays from 1929. He was under contract at Paramount from 1932 to 1938, associated with Ernst Lubitsch on a couple of noted comedies, particularly To Be or Not to Be (1942).
Was a founder of the Screen Writers Guild.
Was mentioned by name in Budd Schulberg's 1950 novel about Hollywood, "The Disenchanted," as well as Schlberg's non-fiction work, "The Four Seasons of Success.".

Personal Quotes (1)

(From his autobiography) My going to Hollywood was inevitable. It was the bourn from which no artist ever returns, marked out on the day when I put aside my first poem, scribbled on the back of an envelope, to unwillingly pack underwear stock in cases. But I have not wanted to be poor - I will not be poor! I will force the world to take note of me.

Salary (1)

Gone with the Wind (1939) $4,167

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