MGM also used a secondary logo, seen in the opening and closing credits of many classic MGM movies. This design originated as the Metro-Goldwyn Pictures logo from 1923 to 1925. The logo features a graphic image of a reclining lion (from a side view) on a pedestal that has the text "A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture" inscribed on it.
The lion gave an audible roar on July 31, 1928 for the debut of the movie White Shadows in the South Seas. The roar was heard via a gramophone record because the movie was silent.. Jackie, 1928-1956, the second lion to be used in the logo. Jackie’s roar was recorded for use at the beginning of MGM talking movies.
The Lion roars at Fenway. The iconic roaring lion logo of MGM Resorts fame is now emblazoned in the middle of Fenway’s fabled and iconic Green Monster, the advertisement a hard-to-miss symbol of ...
A similar claim about the original MGM lion’s having “killed its trainer and two assistants” the day after he was filmed for the first MGM logo was promulgated by Factropolis.com, one of a ...
Here's a segment that aired on CBS Sunday Morning, 07/31/11 about the history of the MGM Leo the Lion logo. It contains a still shot of Garbo and a clip of Judy Garland from The Wizard of Oz.
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Slats in the MGM logo, 1924-1928. Slats was the first lion used for the newly-formed studio. Slats was used on all black and white MGM films between 1924 and 1928. The original logo was designed by Howard Dietz and used by the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation studio from 1916 to 1924 (see left), when the studio was ultimately absorbed into the partership that formed MGM.
MGM Lion Logo History – Birth of an Iconic. MGM was born when Samuel Goldwyn’s studio merged with Metro pictures (belonging to Marcus Loew) and another studio owned by Louis B. Mayer. This gave the name ‘Metro Goldwyn Myer’ and around this time the MGM logo was created.
The Jackie the Lion video clips were added to the film strips as effects on the 1993 MGM/UA Home Video logo where they only roar once with Tanner's roaring voice effects. 1953–1956 1953 version; this was used in tandem with the Tanner logo but used in black & white films.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (initialized as MGM; often referred to as Metro; common metonym: the Lion or Leo) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs. One of the world's oldest film studios, MGM's headquarters are located at 245 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, California.