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[To Billy Wilder
on his production of Sunset Boulevard
(1950)] You bastard! You have disgraced the industry that made and fed you. You should be tarred and feathered and run out of Hollywood.
The father of two daughters, Mayer originally thought of production chief Irving Thalberg
as a son, but Thalberg's ambitions and his view of himself as the man behind the success of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer eventually brought them into conflict. After Thalberg's first heart-attack forced the young executive to take a long vacation, Mayer introduced a producer system he likened to a college of ...