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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:

Correspondence, 1928

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 8 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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,...
Dates: 1928

Correspondence, 1888-1977

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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...
Dates: 1888-1977

Correspondence, 1935

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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...
Dates: 1935

Correspondence, 1936

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 15
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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...
Dates: 1936

Correspondence, 1937

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 16
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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...
Dates: 1937

Correspondence, 1939

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 18
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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...
Dates: 1939

Correspondence, 1938-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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...
Dates: 1938-1940

Correspondence, 1941

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 21
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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...
Dates: 1941

Correspondence, 1946

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 28
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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...
Dates: 1946

Correspondence, 1948-1949

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 29
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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...
Dates: 1948-1949

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Letters 603
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography 602
Scrapbooks 572
Drawings 571
Feature films 571