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The company was founded in late 1916 by Louis B. Mayer and Richard A. Rowland.
Goldwyn Pictures Corporation
This company was founded by Samuel Goldfish along with Edgar and Archibald Selwyn. The company monicker was an amalgamation of both last names. Goldfish later changed his name legally to Samuel Goldwyn. This was the company that first introduced Leo the Lion as their logo. Their first lion mascot was Slats.
Louis B. Mayer Pictures
Mayer formed his own organization after two years at Metro.
Metro and Goldwyn Pictures are acquired and merged by Marcus Leow.
Following the merger with Louis B. Mayer Pictures, the company is from this point on named Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation.
MGM end-title logo (1924-early 1980s)
MGM end-title logo outline
Hal Roach version.
Jackie with copyright notices and information
MGM supporting the National Recovery Act.
This logo was used for March of the Wooden Soldiers.
Rare Color Version, from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Rotoscoped version of Jackie the Lion.
MGM celebrates it's Silver Anniversary. This special logo was used for Adam's Rib and In the Good Old Summertime.
Telly(1st Technicolor Lion)
Coffee(2nd Technicolor Lion)
Tanner(3rd Technicolor Lion)
Variation with copyright disclaimer
This 1942 logo was used for Barney Bear, Tom and Jerry and Droopy cartoons.
Mid 1940s cartoon logo.
Late 1940s-Early 1950s cartoon logo.
1950s cartoon logo.
1950s cartoon logo formatted in CinemaScope.
A rare appearance of Tanner on the '60s Tom and Jerry cartoons.
CinemaScope version A
Black and White variation
This one was taken from the rare color version of "Jailhouse Rock" (1957)
Black and White rendition of the 1957 logo
50th Anniversary variation A
50th Anniversary variation B
Logo with the www.mgm.com url (2001-2011).
The Little Girl Who Lived Down The Lane DVD (1976)