Marcus Loew

Marcus Loew

Despite his position within the film industry, Loew never viewed himself as a film producer. As the owner of hundreds of first-class theaters, he saw Loew's Inc. as a real estate operation where customers rented seats, generating an overall return. His film business was simply a means to guarantee supply of product of sufficient quality necessary to fill those seats as many times per day as possible.

Despite his seemingly scant IMDB filmography, he was the most powerful man in the film industry. As the founder of Loew's Inc., he controlled the purse strings on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Father of twin sons, David L. Loew and Arthur M. Loew.

Founder of the Loew's theater chain.

Grandfather of Marcus Loew II.

Opened several peep shows, aka penny arcades, in New York City and Cincinatti, during November 1903,

Purchased Metro Pictures in 1920. He was the "Metro" in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer when the three studios merged to form MGM in 1924.

With his friend and business partner, David Warfield, together in January 1905, they opened the People's Vaudeville Company's first arcade at 127 West and 23rd Street near Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.