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MGM- The Lion of Hollywood

This is a group dedicated to everything Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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Favorite MGM musicals produced by Arthur Freed?

Started by Josh R.S. Lech. Last reply by Burton Fried Mar 7, 2013. 5 Replies

"Grand Hotel" or "Dinner at Eight" ?

Started by Cineman27. Last reply by Jennifer Mar 19, 2010. 9 Replies

Why MGM?

Started by Ktrek. Last reply by Lieutenant Kronos Oct 17, 2009. 13 Replies

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Comment by Kimmy J. on June 18, 2010 at 9:54am
What can one say about MGM?
A classic institution in its own right, who gave the world some of the most accomplished actors and actresses we will ever have the pleasure of seeing.
Viva la MGM!
Comment by MothGirl Wings on November 16, 2009 at 5:07am
Irving Thalberg is one of my idols - I think some of the very best MGM films were made when he was Vice President there. Despite his fragile health, Thalberg oversaw every movie made at MGM between 1924 and 1932 including such classics as The Big Parade (1925), Flesh and the Devil (1926), La Boheme (1926), The Road to Mandalay (1926), Broadway Melody (1929), Grand Hotel (1932) and Red Dust (1932). I would love to know more about him and am going to see what books are available for me to read about him. There is a reason the Academy of Motion Pictures named one of their prestigious awards after him, because he truly was one of the greatest producers of alltime, and it's only fitting that once a year another producer should be awarded a special Oscar in Thalberg's name. I wish he could have been around a lot longer
Comment by Robert ''Ricky'' Nunez on November 3, 2009 at 7:57pm
MGM had the adorable Jean Harlow. What more can I say. Her films always bring a smile to my face. Ok I guess not the train scene in her last film Saratoga where she was visibly ill. The Gene Kelly musicals, Clark Gable and all the famous MGM actresses he appeared with in film. And the studio had a great back story.
Comment by Josh R.S. Lech on July 18, 2009 at 9:57pm
This studio made the best musicals!
Comment by Brenda Loew on April 18, 2009 at 8:03am
German and Austrian Jews.....
Comment by Slim on April 18, 2009 at 1:37am
"Ars Gratia Artis", baby
I absolutely love this "slogan" and what it stands for.
Just a curiosity: have you ever noticed that most (if not all) of the "big bosses" of motion picture studios were Jews? Warner Bros, Samuel Goldwyn, Marcus Loew, Louis B. Mayer, David O. Selznick, Darryl F. Zanuck, Adolph Zukor, Harry Cohn, William Fox...pretty weird considering that their "Golden Age" was around WWII
Comment by Tim on March 17, 2009 at 10:12am
TCM's website always has a program guide for the month.
Comment by Ktrek on March 16, 2009 at 11:38pm
June- It's called MGM: When the Lion Roars. I don't know when it will air again but the series was just released in January in a 2 disc DVD set for around $20. I bought a copy and it's really good.

Kevin
Comment by Brenda Loew on January 21, 2009 at 6:50pm
Loew means "lion" in German. The MGM lion symbolizes Marcus Loew -- no matter what else has been claimed!
Comment by Christopher on January 11, 2009 at 7:45pm
My first love was Judy Garland after seeing her on repeated viewings of Wizard of Oz back in the early 60s..I was so shocked to hear that she died a Drug addict in '69..altho I was just becoming fascinated with hippies and the drug culture at that age in time..
 

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