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Levine, Joseph Edward (09 September 1905–31 July 1987), motion picture distributor and producer, was born in Boston, the son of a Russian immigrant tailor. (His parents’ names are unknown.) He grew up in a poor Jewish neighborhood; when he was four, his father died. From then on, when not in school, Joseph worked on the streets, shining shoes, carrying luggage, and hawking newspapers. At age fourteen he gave up his studies to take a full-time job in a dress factory, which eventually led to his owning his own dress shop....

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Mayer, Arthur Loeb (28 May 1886–14 April 1981), motion picture exhibitor, art film importer, and cinema historian, was born in Demopolis, Alabama, the son of Simon M. Mayer, a small-businessman, and Rachel Bernheim. Although born into an affluent German Jewish family in the South, Mayer spent most of his youth in New York City where his mother moved after his father’s death. Mayer attended private secondary schools and graduated with honors from Harvard College in 1907. An uncle introduced him to aspiring movie mogul Sam Goldfish, who hired Mayer as an assistant and trained him in motion picture publicity and ballyhoo. By the time Goldfish took the name ...