MGM was one of the most powerful and most prestigious of all the major motion picture studios.
Louis B. Mayer, the most powerful , highest paid man in Hollywood, created the Hollywood myth, "that anything is possible, regardless of class or money." He didn't want real life scandals to tarnish that dream, and diminish his audiences.
Part of creating the ideal image of emerging stars, was to promote them in Maybelline ads,
Jean Harlow, illustrated in a Maybelline ad, appeared in all the popular gossip, Hollywood movie magazines, in the early 1930s.
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