Gerald Mayer


Director
Gerald Mayer

Biography

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Bright Road (1953) - I'm Dorothy Dandridge Unorthodox opening from screenwriter Emmet Lavery, working from the original story by African-American schoolteacher and author Mary Elizabeth Vroman, Dorothy Dandridge narrates as herself, introducing co-star Harry Belafonte, ably directed by Gerald Mayer, nephew of the studio boss, in MGM’s Bright Road, 1953.
Bright Road (1953) - I Walked Right Into That One We learn here that new teacher Jane (Dorothy Dandridge) is also the Sunday school teacher, leading a hymn and continuing her internal monologue from the original story by Mary Elizabeth Vroman, getting into trick topics with troubled C.T. (Philip Hepburn), in MGM’s Bright Road, 1953, co-starring Harry Belafonte.
Bright Road (1953) - Suzanne (Ev'ry Night When The Sun Goes Down) New teacher Jane (Dorothy Dandridge) struggling with grades, then a heck of a thing to discover about one’s principal, Harry Belafonte as “Mr. Williams,” with the modernized folk song, never a single but a favorite track from his chart-topping second album (Belafonte, 1955), in MGM’s Bright Road, 1953.
Holiday For Sinners (1952) - A Woman Was Dead Gig Young as doctor Jason Kent narrating, visited by childhood friend, priest Victor (Richard Anderson) at a grim moment during Mardi Gras, opening MGM's Holiday For Sinners, 1952, directed by Gerald Mayer, nephew of the studio boss.
Holiday For Sinners (1952) - Conditioned Reflex Doctor Jason (Gig Young) comes home to find his badly compromised ex-boxer friend Joe (Keenan Wynn), his first appearance in Holiday For Sinners, 1952, MGM's Mardi Gras drama based on a novel by New Orleans writer and long-time New Yorker editor Hamilton Basso.

Family

Jerry G Mayer
Father
Louis B Mayer
Uncle
Executive, distributor, exhibitor.
Jillian Richman Silva
Daughter
Alison Nestri
Daughter
Jeremy Mayer
Son

Companions

Irene Mayer
Wife

Bibliography