- Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) was formed in April 1924 by theater magnate Marcus Loew, 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, MGM, with its legendary roaring lion logo, was a powerhouse of prolific artistry and filmmaking expertise.
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Dec 2, 2022 · (The Goldwyn Studios in Culver City, near Hollywood, eventually became the studio headquarters of MGM.) In 1925 Louis B. Mayer Pictures joined the group, and Mayer was executive head of the studio for 25 years. In the early years Irving Thalberg (1899–1936) was the studio’s creative young producer with the authority to reedit any MGM film.
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc., also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and abbreviated as MGM,  is an American film, television production, distribution and media company owned by Amazon through MGM Holdings, founded on April 17, 1924 and based in Beverly Hills, California. 
Company History: Though it has undergone several name changes and owners, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.'s legacy is as classic as one of its movies. Formed by the merger of Metro Pictures Corp., Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer Productions, the original MGM was responsible for some of the world's most beloved films.
Sep 9, 2022 · 1925 Also in 1925, MGM, Paramount Pictures and UFA formed a joint German distributor, Parufamet. In 1925, MGM released the extravagant and successful Ben-Hur, taking a $4.7 million profit that year, its first full year. 1927 In 1927 a Howard Hughes film, Two Arabian Knights, garnered UA its first Academy Award.
- (November 9, 1924-April 22, 1928) Logo: It's the same as the final Goldwyn Pictures logo, but a new lion named "Slats" occupies the circle. Slats moves his head from right to left and then looks at the camera, and later looks around aimlessly.
- (October 1, 1927-September 27, 1928) Logo: It's nearly the same as before, but the ribboning is slightly redone and a different lion (Numa) appears here.
- (September 1, 1928-October 13, 1953) Prototype B/W version. Copyright notice version. Color version. Color version with NRA logo. Revised B/W version.
- (November 2, 1928-March 15, 1930, October 15, 1932) Logo: Another lion named "Telly" appears in a newly redrawn film-like ribboning of the MGM logo.