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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is an American media film company originally created in 1924 as a merger of three film companies—Metro Pictures Corporation, Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer Productions—under the ownership of Marcus Loew. MGM enjoyed three decades of domination in the American movie industry under the partnership of Louis B. Mayer and Irving G. Thalberg. The Hollywood Anti-Trust Case of 1948 forced the split of Loew and MGM in 1959, which affected MGM’s financial fortunes negatively and resulted in multiple changes in ownership.

The roaring MGM Leo the Lion trademark designed by Howard Dietz was the original ornate logo of Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, established in 1916. Surrounding the lion is a fancy 35-mm motion picture film ribbon frame, on which is written the company’s motto in ...

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