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The MGM Lion

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Yesterday’s announcement of the cancellation of the James Bond franchise by MGM was extremely disheartening for many. MGM now has $3.7 billion in debt, and its lenders are now impatient after years of delays in repayments. They are pushing for a sale or a thorough restructuring. Many websites and newspapers have already started highlighting highs and lows of one of the motion picture industry’s longest-living and most influential studios. I thought I might do it too. Above is the recording of MGM’s lion in 1929. Since its inception as the mascot of the Goldwyn pictures, five lions have graced the beginnings of every MGM movie and the above is the 1929 photo and recording session for its second lion, Jackie.

Neatorama has a nice feature on the movie studios’ logos including MGM’s.

Written by Alex Selwyn-Holmes

April 22, 2010 at 10:43 pm

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  1. Amazing moment of the film-history…

    Oldman

    April 23, 2010 at 6:02 pm

  2. […] is the recording of MGM’s lion in 1929. Since its inception as the mascot of the Goldwyn pictures, five lions have graced the beginnings […]

    The MGM Lion

    April 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm

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  4. I am not sure if I agree with you. Are you sure?

    aloes

    February 19, 2011 at 12:27 am

  5. Классная фотка. У меня на блоге о дизайне http://kayrosblog.ru тоже немало классных фотографий. Заходите в гости.

    kreep

    November 2, 2011 at 11:19 am

  6. I have a photo of the original lion with my grandfather who was in partners with mgm

    Robert naids

    January 12, 2015 at 6:24 pm


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