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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

 Organization

Administrative History

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1924-) is a motion picture, television, home video, and theatrical production and distribution company.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) was established in 1924 as a merger between Metro Pictures Corp., Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer Productions. MGM experienced a "golden three decades" between 1924 and 1954, in which it produced a Best Picture nominee every year for 20 years straight. In 1939, both Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were nominated for Best Picture. Gone With the Wind won, along with eight other Oscars, and The Wizard of Oz won two Oscars. MGM has over 175 Oscars across its library.

Citation

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, via WWW, October 4, 2017 (all above)

Found in 605 Collections and/or Records:

1917, 1916-1918

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 7 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents This series of 20 boxes contains material from 1913, the beginning of DeMille's motion picture career, to 1924. The files are arranged chronologically and within each year alphabetically by film title.Production files often contain treatments, play scripts, tinting guides, scenarios, music scores, contracts, financial statements, story files, story contest submissions, anc censorship notes. The series concludes with the files of story editor Ella King Adams. The films of this period...

1917-1924, 1900-1924

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Identified by DeMille as "Personal," this group of 196 boxes begins with 22 boxes dealing with the research and writing of the posthumously published The Autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1959), edited by Donald Hayne. The files are arranged chronologically by year, and items within each year are arranged alphabetically by subject or name. Over time, the organization of some of the files deteriorated into groups of unrelated records. Therefore, files from...

1920, 1920-1921

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 7 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents This series of 20 boxes contains material from 1913, the beginning of DeMille's motion picture career, to 1924. The files are arranged chronologically and within each year alphabetically by film title.Production files often contain treatments, play scripts, tinting guides, scenarios, music scores, contracts, financial statements, story files, story contest submissions, anc censorship notes. The series concludes with the files of story editor Ella King Adams. The films of this period...

1921, 1921-1922

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 7 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents This series of 20 boxes contains material from 1913, the beginning of DeMille's motion picture career, to 1924. The files are arranged chronologically and within each year alphabetically by film title.Production files often contain treatments, play scripts, tinting guides, scenarios, music scores, contracts, financial statements, story files, story contest submissions, anc censorship notes. The series concludes with the files of story editor Ella King Adams. The films of this period...

1922-1955, 1922-1958

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 5 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Identified by DeMille as "Personal," this group of 196 boxes begins with 22 boxes dealing with the research and writing of the posthumously published The Autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1959), edited by Donald Hayne. The files are arranged chronologically by year, and items within each year are arranged alphabetically by subject or name. Over time, the organization of some of the files deteriorated into groups of unrelated records. Therefore, files from...

1923, 1920-1924

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 7 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents This series of 20 boxes contains material from 1913, the beginning of DeMille's motion picture career, to 1924. The files are arranged chronologically and within each year alphabetically by film title.Production files often contain treatments, play scripts, tinting guides, scenarios, music scores, contracts, financial statements, story files, story contest submissions, anc censorship notes. The series concludes with the files of story editor Ella King Adams. The films of this period...

1924, 1917-1925

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 7 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents This series of 20 boxes contains material from 1913, the beginning of DeMille's motion picture career, to 1924. The files are arranged chronologically and within each year alphabetically by film title.Production files often contain treatments, play scripts, tinting guides, scenarios, music scores, contracts, financial statements, story files, story contest submissions, anc censorship notes. The series concludes with the files of story editor Ella King Adams. The films of this period...

1925, 1913-1925

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Identified by DeMille as "Personal," this group of 196 boxes begins with 22 boxes dealing with the research and writing of the posthumously published The Autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1959), edited by Donald Hayne. The files are arranged chronologically by year, and items within each year are arranged alphabetically by subject or name. Over time, the organization of some of the files deteriorated into groups of unrelated records. Therefore, files from...

1925, 1914-1931

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 8 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents In late 1924, DeMille purchased the Thomas Ince Studio in Culver City and renamed the facility DeMille Studio. This series of 35 boxes documents the nearly four-year lifespan of the organization and contains two main parts: the first deals with general financial and business correspondence and story properties from 1925 to 1928, and is arranged alphabetically ; the second part is comprised of film production files from the same period including 13 boxes of material on The Road to Yesterday, The...

1926, 1920-1926

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Identified by DeMille as "Personal," this group of 196 boxes begins with 22 boxes dealing with the research and writing of the posthumously published The Autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1959), edited by Donald Hayne. The files are arranged chronologically by year, and items within each year are arranged alphabetically by subject or name. Over time, the organization of some of the files deteriorated into groups of unrelated records. Therefore, files from...