The collection consists of historical production research materials compiled by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Research Department
for selected motion picture projects produced during the 1930s-1940. Included are loose-bound binders of research that may
include text and/or photographic research.
MGM and its legendary roaring lion logo was formed in April 1924, by theater magnate Marcus Lowe, who orchestrated the merger
of Metro Pictures Corp., Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Productions. With visionary Louis B. Mayer and production genius
Irving Thalberg at the helm, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was a powerhouse of prolific artistry and filmmaking expertise that the studio
famously said attracted "more stars than are in the heavens." During a golden three decades from 1924 to 1954, the Culver
City-based studio dominated the movie business, creating a Best Picture nominee every year for two straight decades. Note
courtesy of MGM.
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are
retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright
and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
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