Film executive. Born– Demopolis, Ala., May 28, 1886. Parents– Simon and Rachel (Bernheim) Mayer. Married– Lillie Stein, May 16, 1916. Children– Three. Education– A.B., Harvard University, 1907. Employed as director of publicity, advertising and exploitation, Paramount Pictures, 1930-1933; operated the Rialto Theater, New York City, 1933-1950; president, Mayer-Burstyn Film Corporation, 1933-1950; president, Mayer-Kingsley Company, 1950-1954; president, Independent Motion Pictures Distributors Association, 1951-1957; assistant coordinating treasurer, World War II, war activities, motion picture industries, 1942-1946; film consultant, Secretary of War, 1943-1946; executive vice president, Council of Motion Picture Organizations, 1950-1972; chairman, executive committee, Will Rogers Memorial Hospital, 1953-1974. Honors– L.H.D., Harvard, 1972; LL.D., Clark University, 1977. Producer; Forgotten Village, High Hell and Lights Out in Europe.
Who’s Who in America, 1978.
Merely Colossal; the Story of the Movies …. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1953.
The Movies. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1957.
The Movie Stars. New York; Doubleday, 1970.