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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Research Department files, 1930s-1940s
PASC 323  
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  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Research Department files
    Collection number: PASC 323
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 60 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1930s-1940s
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Creator: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1930-1949

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Research Department Files (Collection PASC 323). UCLA Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6619955 

    Historical Note

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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. The bulk of the collection consists of loose bound binders that may include text and/or photographic research. The binders are titled by project title or broad subject headings.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Research Dept. --Archives.
    Motion picture studios --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.