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You Must Remember This: #65: MGM Stories Part10: David O. Selznick Part One: The Mayers and Gone With the Wind


November 17,2015

Karina Longworth’s award winning and acclaimed podcast series about Hollywood

In 1930, after putting in time at MGM and RKO, Paramount executive David O. Selznick married Irene Mayer, the daughter of L.B. Mayer. Irene’s father would soon thereafter bring Selznick to MGM to fill in for an ailing Irving Thalberg, but MGM was too small for Selznick’s dreams. He started his own independent studio, through which he created the original A Star is Born, the only Hitchcock movie to win Best Picture, and the biggest hit in the history of Hollywood, Gone with the Wind.

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