We had to do it several days early since it becomes harder to find time when everyone is available, what with school activities etc.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Posted by Buckles at 9/30/2011 05:50:00 AM
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The first MGM lion was “Slats,” who made his initial appearance in 1917 in the logo used by Goldwyn Pictures. (The Goldwyn logo was designed by Howard Dietz, who included a lion as a tribute to his alma mater Columbia University, whose athletic teams were nicknamed the Lions.) After the Goldwyn studio was absorbed into the partnership that formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the Slats logo was revised and retained as the MGM logo. MGM used the Slats logo from 1924 until 1928. Slats died in 1936 and his skin is reportedly now on display at the McPherson Museum in McPherson, Kansas.
Trivia note: the first Goldwyn picture to use the Slats logo was POLLY OF THE CIRCUS, released in 1917. The first MGM picture to use the Slats logo was HE WHO GETS SLAPPED, released in 1924.
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Trivia note: In the very early 1930s, MGM reissued of some of its earlier silent films with soundtracks containing recorded music and sound effects. Among the films reissued in this manner were GREED (1924), BEN-HUR (1925) and FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1926). For these sound reissues, the Jackie logo was used, causing some film authorities to assume that it had been in use earlier than 1928.
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Trivia note: Tanner’s first appearance was in the 1934 MGM Technicolor short subject STAR NIGHT AT THE COCONUT GROVE. His first feature film appearance was in the 1938 MGM Technicolor musical SWEETHEARTS.
Posted by Buckles at 9/29/2011 05:55:00 AM
Trivia note: Although many people think that GONE WITH THE WIND is an MGM film, it was actually a Selznick International film released by MGM. There is no lion logo at its beginning.
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