From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Edwin Justus Mayer (8 November 1896 – 11 September 1960) was an American screenwriter. He wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for 47 films between 1927 and 1958. He was born and died in New York, New York. He is the grandfather of film director Daisy von Scherler Mayer. Edwin Justus Mayer worked on many screenplays. But he is famous today for working with Ernst Lubitsch. He worked with Lubitsch in To Be or Not to Be (1942) and A Royal Scandal (1945). A Royal Scandal (1945) was a box office failure, but today, is considered by many as one of Lubitsch's finest films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Edwin Justus Mayer, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.