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[when told that television would be a serious competitor to the film industry] That's a lot of crap. Our position has never been more secure. Who in hell is going to look at those pigmy screens?
He was a master manipulator, and it was generally acknowledged that of all the great actors on the lot--the Barrymores, Spencer Tracy
, Lon Chaney
, Greta Garbo
--Mayer was the best. He was not above--or beneath--crying, begging, threatening, charming or cursing (often within the same conversation) anyone out on the lot if it meant getting his way. When Robert Taylor
tried to hit him up for a raise,...