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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.

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

Found in 605 Collections and/or Records:

United States

Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 10 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 13 Sub-Series 18 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents From the Series: In 1932 DeMille returned to Paramount Pictures after an eight-year absence. There he set up his own production entity know to those on his Paramount lot as the DeMille Unit. This series is the largest single group of material in the DeMille Archives, numbering 450 boxes. It is organized into two main groups: General Correspondence and Motion Picture Production Files.General Correspondence is arranged chronologically, and then alphabetically within each year by individual,...
Dates: 1944-1947

Unproduced, 1916-1961

Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 13
Scope and Contents This series of 38 boxes contains material on a variety of projects begun but not completed by DeMille from 1916 to 1960. Some files contain only a story or synopsis. Other files indicate that considerable time and expense went into certain projects before they were suddenly cancelled. Subjects include the apocalyptic saga entitled End of the World; a controversial story about Mary, the mother of Christ, which had a working title of Queen of Queens; Rurales, a massively researched project...
Dates: 1916-1961

Videotapes, 1914-1963

Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 19
Scope and Contents The videotapes in this series are from 16 mm Prints of the 35 mm nitrate prints preserved at the George Eastman House of Photograph, Rochester, New York. They were recorded on half-inch VHS videotape (NTSC standard) and consist of 34 feature films produced during the silent film years. Each 16 mm component reel is recorded on its own videocassette, which accounts for more ant one videocassette listed for certain features. There are two tapes of location scouting footage fro the unproduced...
Dates: 1914-1963

Views on various subjects

Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 6
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: 1913-1958

William Churchill deMille, 1895-1896

Identifier: MSS 1400 Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Contains genealogical charts, correspondence, and research relating to DeMille's ancestry as compiled by Louis DeBoer, a genealogist retained by DeMille for many years. Also included in this series is correspondence relating specifically to Frederic A. Adams (father-in-law), Constance Adams DeMille (wife), Henry C. DeMille (father), Beatrice Samuel DeMille (mother), William C. deMille (brother), and Cecilia deMille Harper (daughter).

Dates: 1895-1896

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Archival Object 601
Collection 4
Letters 603
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography 602
Scrapbooks 572
Drawings 571
Feature films 571