When Taylor finally left Mayer's office, after consoling his boss over the "pain" he had caused, he was asked by a friend, "Well, Bob, did you get your raise?" "No," Taylor admitted, "but I gained a father."
[When Clark Gable asked for a raise from $1,000 a week to $5,000, Mayer blackmailed him by threatening to reveal his affair with Joan Crawford to his wife Ria. Mayer was not always so hard-nosed, however. When Ann Rutherford asked for a supplement to her modest salary in the highly profitable Andy Hardy series, he launched into his familiar ploy. But Rutherford produced her bank book and showed him her meager savings, adding that she had promised her mother a house. Mother was the magic word. Mayer embraced her with tears running down his cheeks and Rutherford got her raise.]