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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer architectural set plans
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During its peak years Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer (MGM) lineup included many of the most creative artists, technicians, and stars in the film industry. The collection consists of original architectural designs, sketches, and blueprint set plans for MGM motion picture productions.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the American film production company, was established in 1924 when Metro Picture Corporation (formed 1915), the Goldwyn Picture Corporation (formed 1917), and Louis B. Mayer Pictures (formed 1918) joined together under the corporate control of Loew's Inc. Louis B. Mayer was vice president and head of the studio and Irving Thalberg was vice president in charge of production. During the 1930s and 1940s, the studio was home to the finest creative talent, technicians, and stars in the motion picture industry and dominated Hollywood until the end of WWII. In 1952 the government forced Loew's, Inc. to divest itself from MGM. In the 1960s, MGM suffered huge declines and was taken over by Kirk Kerkorian (1970) with James T. Aubrey as president.
148.0 Linear Feet (354 boxes)
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