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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large The word medium has a number of uses: The most common meaning of the word medium is an average or mean in a range of sizes or conditions. Usually, the term is used when there are only a few different sizes in the range, rather than many. For example, items... media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... cinema and See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band Family watching television in the 1950s. Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. The term has come to refer to all the aspects of television programming and transmission... television programs. Its principal subsidiaries are MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios), The United Artists Corporation (aka United Artists Pictures and United Artists Films) was formed on February 5, 1919 by four Hollywood greats: Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and D. W. Griffith. Their motive was to challenge the power of the major studios which, some felt, were making a fortune... United Artists Corporation and Orion Pictures Corporation was a U.S. movie production company, formed in 1978 as a joint venture between Warner Bros. Pictures and three former top-level executives of United Artists. UA co-chairmen Arthur Krim and Robert Benjamin and chief executive officer Eric Pleskow had resigned after disputes with UA... Orion Pictures Corporation. The company was acquired by a partnership led by Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is the television and film production unit of Japan-based corporate giant Sony. Corporate Structure Headquartered in Culver City, California, SPE is comprised of various studios and entertainment brands including Columbia Pictures and GSN. List of holdings Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE): Reported group sales in 2003... Sony Pictures Entertainment and Comcast Corp Type Public Slogan Founded 1963 Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Key people Brian Roberts, CEO & Chairman Employees 68,000 Products Brodcasting Web site www.comcast.com Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the largest cable company in the United States. They develop broadband cable networks and... Comcast Corporation for $US2.9 billion. The sale was completed on April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). There are 267 days remaining. April Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19... April 8, Years: 2002 2003 2004 - 2005 - 2006 2007 2008 Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century News by month: Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec 2005 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Politics Elections... 2005.

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The name is taken from the three companies that formed a This page deals with the combination of two companies into one. For information about other uses of the word merge, see merge. In business or economics a merger is a combination of two companies into one larger company. Such actions are commonly voluntary and involve stock swap or cash payment... merger to create MGM Studios in 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January 1.2 February 1.3 March 1.4 April 1.5 May 1.6 June 1.7 August-October 1.8 November 1.9 December 2 Unknown date 3 Births... 1924; Metro Picture Corporation (formed in 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 Ongoing events 2 Births 3 Deaths 4 Nobel Prizes Events January Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14... 1915), In 1916 Samuel Goldfish partnered with Broadway producers Edgar and Archibald Selwyn, using a combination of both names to call their movie-making enterprise the Goldwyn Picture Corporation. Seeing an opportunity, Samuel Goldfish then had his name legally changed to Samuel Goldwyn. At the beginning, Goldwyn Pictures rented production facilities... Goldwyn Picture Corporation ( 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-February 1.2 March-April 1.3 May-October 1.4 November 1.5 December 1.6 Unknown dates 1.7 Ongoing events 2 Births 2.1 January-March 2.2 April... 1917), and Louis B. Mayer Pictures ( 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-February 1.2 March-April 1.3 May-July 1.4 August-October 1.5 November 1.6 December 1.7 Unknown dates 2 Births 2.1 January-February 2.2 March... 1918), under the control of A typical megaplex (AMC Rolling Hills 20 in Rolling Hills Estates, California). A movie theater ( American English ) or cinema is a location, usually a building, for viewing movies. Colloquial expressions, mostly used for cinemas collectively, include the silver screen and the big screen (contrasted with the small screen of television... movie theater magnate Marcus Loew. Louis B. Mayer (July 4, 1885–October 29, 1957) was an American film producer. Born Eliezer Meir in Minsk, Russia, (now Belarus), his family immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada when he was still very young and Mayer attended school there. On November 28, 1907 in Haverhill, Massachusetts... Louis B. Mayer became the studio boss, and Irving Grant Thalberg (May 30, 1899–September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. He was called The Boy Wonder for his youth and his extraordinary ability for selecting the right scripts, choose the right actors, gather the best production staff, and... Irving Thalberg, the "Boy Wonder", was head of production. They took on the motto Ars Gratia Artis (Art for Art's Sake) and their trademark Lion Conservation status: Vulnerable Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Panthera Species: P. leo Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae. The male lion, who is easily recognized by his mane, may weigh... lion, "Leo" in 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-May 1.2 June-September 1.3 October-December 1.4 Unknown dates 2 Year in topic 3 Births 3.1 January 3.2 February 3.3 March-April 3... 1928 (who had been born in captivity in Dublin Zoo, situated in the Phoenix Park, Dublin is the largest zoo in Ireland and one of Dublins most popular tourist attractions. Founded in 1830 it is also the third oldest zoo in the world, after London and Paris. It receives over 500,000 visitors per year. The zoo... Dublin Zoo in A true colour image of Ireland, captured by a NASA satellite on January 4, 2003. Scotland, the Isle of Man and Wales are visible to the east. Ireland is located west of the European landmass, which is part of the continent of Eurasia. Ireland (Éire in Irish) is the... Ireland).


Not long after this merger, Loew died, leaving control of the studios to his associate Nicholas M. Schenck born in Rybinsk, Russia on November 14, 1881 - died March 4, 1969 in Florida, was a motion-picture empresario. He succeeded Marcus Loew as head of Loews Inc. and its Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film production subsidiary, later division. Based in New York, he was the superior... Nicholas Schenck; Schenck then attempted to sell the properties to what would later become Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation is one of the Big Ten movie studios, located in the Century City area of Los Angeles, California, USA, just west of Beverly Hills. The studio is a subsidiary of News Corporation, the Australian media conglomerate owned by Rupert Murdoch. The studio has its... 20th Century Fox, but was unsuccessful. Mayer was quite displeased with this, and tensions between him and Schenck would be delicate from this point onward.


MGM's golden age

For many years, the MGM Lion was the live-action For the suburb of Sydney, Australia, see Mascot, New South Wales. For the American city, see Mascot, Tennessee. Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, FL. A mascot is something, typically an animal or human character used to represent a group with a common identity, such as a school, professional... mascot for MGM, appearing in the opening logo sequence to every movie produced by the studio. A cartoon version of the MGM Lion appears in the For other uses, see Tom and Jerry. Tom & Jerry title card from the 1940s Tom and Jerry were an animated cat (Tom) and mouse (Jerry) team who formed the basis of a massively successful series of theatrical short cartoons created by animators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (later of... Tom and Jerry theatrical This animation moves at 10 frames per second. This animation moves at 2 frames per second. At this rate, the individual frames should be discernable. Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by... animated cartoon Jerry and the Lion.


Under Mayer's and Thalberg's management, MGM Studios became the largest film company in For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to... Hollywood (although they were actually located in Culver City sign near the intersection of the 405 and the 90. Culver City is a city located in western Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 38,816. Since the 1920s, Culver City has been a major center for motion... Culver City) by the mid- Table of contents // 1 Events and trends 1.1 Technology 1.2 Science 1.3 War, peace and politics 1.4 Economics 1.5 Culture, religion 1.6 Others 2 People 2.1 World leaders 2.2 Entertainers 2.3 Sports figures Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented Science... 1930s. In this era, they produced a number of classic films including Grand Hotel is a 1932 art deco movie, and is considered as a classic of the sort. It is life from the point of view of a fly on a 5-star wall. It is the Depression and depression done in grand style. Where People come, people go. Nothing ever... Grand Hotel and the Tarzan, a character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1914 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. Contents // 1 The Tarzan story 2 Tarzan as literary character 3 Books 3.1 by Edgar Rice Burroughs 3.2 by other authors 4 Actors portraying... Tarzan series, and made stars out of Garbo in the 1920s Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish actress. She was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson in Stockholm, Sweden, the youngest of three children born to Karl Alfred Gustafsson (1871-1920) and Anna Lovisa Johnasson (1872-1944). Her older sister and brother were... Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford (March 23, 1904 — May 10 - 1977) was an Academy Award winning American actress. Contents // 1 Early Years 2 Career 2.1 Dancing 2.2 Movies 3 Work at Pepsi 4 Marriage 5 Final Years 6 Legacy 7 Filmography 7.1 Movies 7.2 Television 7.3 Archive... Joan Crawford and others. Thalberg was removed from his position as head of production in 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. Years: 1929 1930 1931 - 1932 - 1933 1934 1935 Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s - 1930s - 1940s 1950s 1960s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1932 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science Other... 1932, after disputes with Mayer and Schenck, and subsequently suffering a A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), commonly known as a heart attack, is a serious, sudden heart condition... heart attack; at that point, Mayer started bringing in independent producers (notably David Oliver Selznick (May 10, 1902 - June 22, 1965), was an influential Hollywood producer, best known for producing the epic blockbuster Gone With the Wind (1939) which earned him an Oscar. He also produced the famous classic The Third Man. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of silent... David O. Selznick) to cover the studio's output. When Thalberg returned the next year, he was reduced to nothing more than a unit producer.


After Thalberg's death in 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-February 1.2 March-April 1.3 May-June 1.4 July-September 1.5 October 1.6 November 1.7 December 1.8 Unknown Dates 2 Year in topic... 1936, Mayer had full control of the day-to-day production duties of the studio and MGM's output progressed from the literary works Thalberg had preferred to the crowd-pleasers Mayer preferred. Between 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-February 1.2 March-April 1.3 May-June 1.4 July-September 1.5 October 1.6 November 1.7 December 1.8 Unknown Dates 2 Year in topic... 1936 and the start of Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. August 9, 1945 World War II was a global conflict that started in 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the... World War II, MGM produced a number of now-classic films such as Gone With the Wind was an instant success. Gone With the Wind is an American novel by Margaret Mitchell which was published in 1936, and an American film based on the book, that relates the story of a rebellious Georgia woman named Scarlett OHara and her travails with friends... Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film based on L. Frank Baums turn-of-the-century childrens story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in which a resourceful American girl is snatched up by a Kansas tornado and deposited in a fantastic land of witches, talking... The Wizard of Oz. During the war, MGM threw itself head-first into war support; many MGM stars helped sell Categories: Stub ... war bonds and performed at In the United States, the United Service Organizations (USO) was established to provide support to U.S. military personnel around the world. The USO is made up entirely of volunteers. Its goal is to make life easier for US soldiers. Its most publicized focus is USO tours that include top... United Service Organizations shows; and a few MGM personnel (notably Jimmy Stewart, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film actor beloved for his persona as an average guy who faces adversity and tries to do the right thing, an image which was largely reflected in his own... James Stewart and William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 _ November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, and the biggest box-office star of the early sound film era. He was born in Cadiz, Ohio. When he was seven months old, his mother died. At the age of 16 he left high... Clark Gable) enlisted.


During this time, MGM also became involved in the This animation moves at 10 frames per second. This animation moves at 2 frames per second. At this rate, the individual frames should be discernable. Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by... animation business. Their animation department started in the late Table of contents // 1 Events and trends 1.1 Technology 1.2 Science 1.3 War, peace and politics 1.4 Economics 1.5 Culture, religion 1.6 Others 2 People 2.1 World leaders 2.2 Entertainers 2.3 Sports figures Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented Science... 1930s, when Hugh Harman (1908–1982) and Rudolf Rudy Ising (1903–1992) were animators best known for founding the Warner Bros. and MGM animation studios. Harman and Ising first worked in animation in the early 1920s at Walt Disneys studio in Kansas City. When Disney moved operations to California... Hugh Harman and Hugh Harman (1908–1982) and Rudolf Rudy Ising (1903–1992) were animators best known for founding the Warner Bros. and MGM animation studios. Harman and Ising first worked in animation in the early 1920s at Walt Disneys studio in Kansas City. When Disney moved operations to California... Rudolph Ising came over from Warner Bros. Later on, MGM became home to Frederick Bean Tex Avery (February 26, 1908 - August 26, 1980) was an animator and director, famous for producing animated cartoons during the Golden Age of Hollywood. He did his most significant work for the Warner Bros. (Termite Terrace) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, creating the characters of Bugs Bunny, Daffy... Tex Avery (who joined them in Years: 1938 1939 1940 - 1941 - 1942 1943 1944 Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s - 1940s - 1950s 1960s 1970s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1941 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science Other topics Canada - Ireland - South Africa - Sport Lists of leaders... 1941 after a dispute with Warners producer Leon Schlesinger (1884 - December 25, 1949) was a Jewish producer at the Warner Bros. studio. Schlesinger was born in Philadelphia. After working at a theater as an usher, songbook agent, actor, and manager, he became the head of Pacific Art and Title, where most of his business was producing title... Leon Schlesinger). Tex produced a number of famous shorts at MGM, including Red-Hot Riding Hood, Swing Shift Cinderella, and the A low-key character created by Tex Avery at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1943--essentially the polar opposite of his other famous character, loud, whacky Screwy Squirrel. Originally known as Happy Hound until 1949, his mournful Basset Hound spoke in a jowly monotone and, though he didnt look like... Droopy series. MGM's biggest cartoon stars, however, were the cat-and-mouse duo of For other uses, see Tom and Jerry. Tom & Jerry title card from the 1940s Tom and Jerry were an animated cat (Tom) and mouse (Jerry) team who formed the basis of a massively successful series of theatrical short cartoons created by animators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (later of... Tom and Jerry whom were created by William Denby Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an animator, director, producer, and co-founder, together with Joseph Barbera, of Hanna-Barbera Productions. The studio produced well-known cartoons such as The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and Scooby-Doo. Career Hanna started his career... William Hanna and Joseph Roland Barbera (born March 24, 1911) is an animator, storyboard artist, director, producer and co-founder, together with William Hanna, of Hanna-Barbera Productions. The studio produced well-known cartoons such as The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and Scooby-Doo. Contents // 1 Early years 2 MGM... Joseph Barbera. Tom and Jerry won several Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. The Academy Awards (a.k.a. The Oscars) are the most prominent film awards in the United States. The Awards are granted by the Academy... Oscars and nominations.


After the war, MGM underwent a sea change, and started primarily producing Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. It is closely related to opera, frequently being distinguished by the use of popular music of various forms (and thus usually different instrumentation), the use of unaccompanied dialogue (though some musicals are entirely accompanied... musicals. Most of the great stars of song and dance worked for MGM at the time, including Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was a American film actress who is considered one of the greatest singing stars of Hollywoods Golden Era of musical film. Contents // 1 Child star 2 Movie star 3 Renewed stardom in television 4 Untimely death 4.1 Legacy in gay... Judy Garland, Fred Astaire Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 - June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, was an American film and Broadway ballroom dancer and actor. He is particularly associated with Ginger Rogers, with whom he made ten films. Astaire was a name taken by him and his sister Adele... Fred Astaire, Eugene Curran Kelly (born August 23, 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died February 2, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California after suffering two strokes at the age of 83), was best known as an American dancer in films, but was also an actor, singer, director and choreographer. An energetic and athletic... Gene Kelly, and Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered one of the finest vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. At 37, Sinatra launched a second career as a film actor, and became admired for a screen persona... Frank Sinatra. Many of these musicals were successes, but by 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). Years: 1945 1946 1947 - 1948 - 1949 1950 1951 Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s - 1940s - 1950s 1960s 1970s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1948 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology... 1948, the studio was being hit by cost overruns (stemming from the huge budgets given to every picture, even the lackluster ones), and the mismanagement was causing a noticeable drop in quality. No MGM productions won Oscars between 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. (see link for calendar) Years: 1943 1944 1945 - 1946 - 1947 1948 1949 Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s - 1940s - 1950s 1960s 1970s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1946 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology Aviation - Rail... 1946 and 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). Years: 1945 1946 1947 - 1948 - 1949 1950 1951 Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s - 1940s - 1950s 1960s 1970s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1948 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology... 1948. This caused the old feud between Mayer and Schenck to flare up; it seemed Mayer was spending more time tending to his herd of The Thoroughbred is a horse breed developed in 18th century England when English mares were bred with imported Arabian stallions to create a distance racer. As thoroughbred is an adjective that describes being fully-blooded descendants of a particular breed, some consider the proper name of this particular breed to... thoroughbred race horses than the day-to-day operations of the studio. Schenck ordered Mayer to sell the horses, bring costs under control once again, and hire a "new Thalberg."


Writer and producer Dore Schary (born August 31, 1905 in Newark, New Jersey, United States - died July 7, 1980 in New York City) was a stage and motion picture personality. Schary worked as a writer, director, and producer of motion pictures in Hollywood, California and in 1938 won the Academy Award for Best... Dore Schary was hired for this job, and almost immediately the conflicts began. Mayer's taste for wholesomeness and "beautiful" movies went completely against Schary's desire for A message picture is a motion picture that, in addition to or instead of being for entertainment, intends to communicate a certain message or ideal about society. Message pictures usually present the message they want to deliver in the form of a morality play, and are usually serious (often somber... message pictures and gritty realism. In August 1951, after having sparred with Schary over several of his pet projects, Mayer was fed up; he called the head office and said, "It's either him, or me." Jumping at the chance to fire his archrival, Schenck picked Schary, ousting Mayer from the post he'd held for 27 years. An embittered Mayer later attempted an unsuccessful corporate takeover of the studio, but mainly stayed out of the public eye until his death in 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 Environmental change 1.2 Undated 1.3 January 1.4 February 1.5 March 1.6 April 1.7 May 1.8 June 1.9 July 1.10 August 1.11... 1957.


Despite the chaos, MGM was able to keep the studio running through the early Contents // 1 Events and trends 1.1 Technology 1.2 Science 1.3 War, peace, and politics 1.4 Economics 1.5 Culture, religion 1.6 Others 2 People 2.1 World leaders 2.2 Entertainers 2.3 Sports figures 3 See also 4 External Links Events and trends Technology... 1950s. Under Schary's watch, MGM produced some of their best-regarded musicals: An American in Paris is a symphonic composition by American composer George Gershwin which debuted in 1928. Inspired by Gershwins time in Paris, it is in the form of an extended tone poem evoking the sights and energy of the French capital in the 1920s. In addition to the... An American in Paris, Singin' in the Rain and Show Boat is a musical with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II (with the notable exception of Bill, the lyrics of which were written by P. G. Wodehouse). It is based on a 1926 book of the same name by Edna Ferber, and is... Show Boat. MGM also started releasing movies in the Cinemascope, or more strictly CinemaScope, was a widescreen movie format used from 1953 to 1967. Using anamorphic lenses and 35mm film it could project film at a 2.66:1 aspect ratio, twice as wide as conventional lenses could achieve. It was developed by 20th Century Fox to supplant the... CinemaScope format (licensed from Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation is one of the Big Ten movie studios, located in the Century City area of Los Angeles, California, USA, just west of Beverly Hills. The studio is a subsidiary of News Corporation, the Australian media conglomerate owned by Rupert Murdoch. The studio has its... 20th Century Fox) to compete with the up and coming See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band Family watching television in the 1950s. Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance. The term has come to refer to all the aspects of television programming and transmission... television phenomenon. However, MGM also lost one of their biggest stars when they released Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was a American film actress who is considered one of the greatest singing stars of Hollywoods Golden Era of musical film. Contents // 1 Child star 2 Movie star 3 Renewed stardom in television 4 Untimely death 4.1 Legacy in gay... Judy Garland from her contract in Years: 1947 1948 1949 - 1950 - 1951 1952 1953 Decades: 1920s 1930s 1940s - 1950s - 1960s 1970s 1980s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1950 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science - Television Other topics Canada - Sport Lists of leaders: State leaders - Religious... 1950. As time went on, MGM would eventually let all of their contract actors go, in order to meet Schenck's demands to reduce expenses.


The lion loses its roar

As the studio system faded in the late Contents // 1 Events and trends 1.1 Technology 1.2 Science 1.3 War, peace, and politics 1.4 Economics 1.5 Culture, religion 1.6 Others 2 People 2.1 World leaders 2.2 Entertainers 2.3 Sports figures 3 See also 4 External Links Events and trends Technology... 1950s and Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s - 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Years: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 Contents // 1 Events and trends 1.1 Technology 1.2 Science 1.3 War, peace and politics 1.4... 1960s, so did MGM's prestige. In 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 Environmental change 1.2 Undated 1.3 January 1.4 February 1.5 March 1.6 April 1.7 May 1.8 June 1.9 July 1.10 August 1.11... 1957 (by coincidence, the year when Louis B. Mayer (July 4, 1885–October 29, 1957) was an American film producer. Born Eliezer Meir in Minsk, Russia, (now Belarus), his family immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada when he was still very young and Mayer attended school there. On November 28, 1907 in Haverhill, Massachusetts... Louis B. Mayer passed away), the studio lost money for the first time; just prior to this, in the fall of Years: 1953 1954 1955 - 1956 - 1957 1958 1959 Decades: 1920s 1930s 1940s - 1950s - 1960s 1970s 1980s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1956 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science - Television Other topics Canada - Sport Lists of leaders: State leaders - Religious... 1956, the burgeoning production costs of Raintree County is a novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr. which tells the story of a small-town Midwestern teacher and poet who meets and falls in love with a beautiful Southern belle whose emotional instability leads to the destruction of their marriage. The novel was made into a 1957 film... Raintree County prompted the studio to release Schary from his contract. Schary's reign at MGM had been marked with few bona fide hits, and his departure (along with the retirement of Schenck in 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-April 1.2 May-July 1.3 August-October 1.4 November-December 1.5 Unknown date 2 Year in topic 3 Births 3.1 January-February 3.2 March-April 3.3 May 3.4... 1955) left a power vacuum that would prove difficult to fill.


By then, television had gone from a passing fad to a genuine part of American life, and MGM decided it was better to join the crowd than wait it out any longer. While MGM's first attempts at TV programming were inauspicious (M-G-M Parade), later shows (such as Categories: Movie stubs | 1934 films | Drama films | AFI 100 Laughs | MGM films | Best Picture Oscar Nominee | Best Actor Oscar Nominee (film) | United States National Film Registry ... The Thin Man, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, both based on movies, and especially CHiPs was a US television series running on NBC from 1977 to 1983. A light-weight drama created by Rick Rosner, it starred Erik Estrada (Frank Ponch Poncherello) and Larry Wilcox (Jon Baker) as police officers of the Los Angeles branch of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The program ran... CHiPs) performed better.


1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 Environmental change 1.2 Undated 1.3 January 1.4 February 1.5 March 1.6 April 1.7 May 1.8 June 1.9 July 1.10 August 1.11... 1957 also marked the end of the classic cartoon era at MGM when the MGM brass shuttered the unit. Hanna and Barbera left to found their own company, Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. is a cartoon animation studio founded by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera that has produced television cartoons for over forty years. Contents // 1 Founding 2 Television cartoons 3 Quality controversy 4 The slow rise and fall and the Turner rebound... Hanna-Barbera Productions, and production of Tom and Jerry shorts was outsourced, first to a Eastern European-based unit led by Gene Deitch, and then to Charles Martin Chuck Jones (September 21, 1912–February 22, American animator, artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Brothers cartoon studio. He directed many of the classic short cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road... Chuck Jones's "Sib Tower 12 Productions". Jones' group also produced their own works, winning an Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. The Academy Awards (a.k.a. The Oscars) are the most prominent film awards in the United States. The Awards are granted by the Academy... Oscar for a cartoon version of The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (ISBN 1587170663) is a book by Norton Juster. It was first published by Random House in 1963. It tells the story of a straight line who falls in love with a dot. The dot, however, does not return his love... The Dot and the Line, as well as producing the classic TV Christmas special How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is one of the best known of Dr. Seusss childrens books. It is written in rhymed verse, with illustrations by the author. The book has been adapted to other media, also discussed below. Contents // 1 How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, by Dr. Seuss... How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (with Dr. Seuss is the pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 - September 24, 1991). He was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his collection of childrens books. Contents // 1 Life and work 2 Dr. Seusss meters 3 Dr. Seusss art 3.1... Theodore Geisel). Jones' association with MGM ended in 1967 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 1967 From Wikipedia 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). Table of contents // 1 Events 1.1 January 1.2 February 1.3 March... 1967.


In 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January-February 1.2 March-May 1.3 June-September 1.4 October-December 1.5 unknown date 2 Year in topic 3 Births 3.1 January 3.2 February 3... 1959, after fighting the The Hollywood Anti-trust Case of 1948 (or, in legal terms, the case of U.S. vs. Paramount Pictures, et. al.) was a landmark court case that forever changed the way studios are run. The anti-trust suit (and the implications that followed) could be a reason why a majority... Paramount decrees for over a decade, Loew's was forced to divest itself of MGM, and in the process, many of Loew's theaters were shuttered or sold to independent owners. MGM bet the company's future on a remake of Ben-Hur is a 1959 film directed by William Wyler and is, today, the best_known version of the film based on the Ben-Hur book by Lew Wallace. It was done in the spectacular block buster style, and featured Charlton Heston as Judah ben_Hur and Stephen Boyd as Messala. It... Ben-Hur, which nearly bankrupted the studio. Gigi (released the previous year and considered the last of MGM's major musicals) and Ben-Hur were some of MGM's biggest hits ever, but they would not be a panacea; MGM was still very much in trouble, and for the next ten years, many businessmen would move through MGM's upper management, attempting to bring the studio's glory days back. Most of MGM's output during this time was uninspired, consisting mainly of more remakes of their classic films (few of which matched Ben-Hur's quality or popularity), though they did manage to release a few well-considered films such as Doctor Zhivago (Доктор Живаго) is a story of a man torn between two women, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, best known from the 1965 epic film adapted by Robert Bolt from the original novel by Boris Pasternak... Doctor Zhivago and A movie poster from the original release of 2001 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is an immensely popular and influential science fiction film and book; the film directed by Stanley Kubrick and the book written by Arthur C. Clarke. The story is based in part on various short stories by... 2001: A Space Odyssey.


Kerkorian takes over

The firm was purchased (some say A corporate raid is a business term, sometimes also referred to as breaking a company. It describes a particular type of hostile takeover in which the assets of the purchased company are immediately sold off (business liquidation). The target company essentially disappears in the process. This can be a profitable... raided) by State of Nevada (Flag of Nevada) (Seal of Nevada) State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Other U.S. States Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn Official languages None Area 286,367 km² (7th)  - Land 284,396 km²  - Water 1,971... Nevada millionaire Kirk Kerkorian (b. June 6, 1917) is a Nevada billionaire and president/CEO of the modern incarnation of MGM, which today is still a motion picture studio as well as a resort properties corporation. Kerkorian also owns Tracinda Corporation, his private holding company based in Beverly Hills, California. Kerkorian is... Kirk Kerkorian in 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). For other uses, see Number 1969. For the movie, see 1969 (movie). Contents // 1 Events 1.1 January 1.2 February 1.3 March 1.4 April 1.5 May 1.6 June 1... 1969. He Downsizing refers to layoffs initiated by a company in order to cut labor costs by reducing the size of the company. Downsizing can occur at any time, but becomes epidemic in difficult economic times. Intuitively, when downsizing outpaces job creation, the result is increased unemployment. Downsizing in America Throughout the... downsized the company under president James Thomas Aubrey, Jr. (December 14, 1918-September 3, 1994) was an American television and film executive. Born in La Salle, Illinois, he grew up in the tony Chicago suburb of Lake Forest and attended Phillips Exeter in New Hampshire. After his graduation from Princeton University in 1941, he entered... James T. Aubrey, Jr. and sold off massive amounts of historical memorabilia, including Dorothy's red slippers (from The Wizard of Oz), and several acres of MGM's backlots (which were razed to build houses).


Through the 1970s - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 1970s From Wikipedia Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s - 1970s - 1980s 1990s 2000s Years: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976... 1970s the studio output slowed considerably; Kerkorian sold MGM's distribution system in 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. Years: 1970 1971 1972 - 1973 - 1974 1975 1976 Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s - 1970s - 1980s 1990s 2000s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1973 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science - Canada - Sport Lists... 1973, and gradually distanced himself from the daily operation of the studio. Despite the decline, the studio did manage to release a few well-remembered films, such as Shaft is a 1971 blaxploitation film which tells the story of a detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem, and to the Italian mob in order to find the missing daughter of a black mobster. It stars Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Gwenn Mitchell and Lawrence... Shaft, Logans Run (novel) Novel by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson Released 1967 Original publisher (U.S.) N/A Genre Science fiction Professional reviews SF Reviews.Net T. M. Wagner link Logans Run (movie) Released 1976 Studio MGM Director Michael Anderson Producers Saul David, Hugh Benson Screenwriter... Logan's Run, and Categories: Disambiguation | Stub ... Fame. In 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). Years: 1971 1972 1973 - 1974 - 1975 1976 1977 Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s - 1970s - 1980s 1990s 2000s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1974 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail... 1974, the studio sold off much of its original studio property, including its famous backlot, to real estate developers. The last project to be shot on the backlot were the star-studded introduction segments for That's Entertainment! a retrospective A documentary is a work in a visual or auditory medium presenting political, scientific, social, or historical subjects in a factual and informative manner. Among the most popular forms of documentary are: Documentary film Radio documentary Categories: Stub | Documentaries | Media ... documentary that became a huge hit for the studio, spawning two sequels over the next 20 years.


In 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. Years: 1976 1977 1978 - 1979 - 1980 1981 1982 Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s - 1970s - 1980s 1990s 2000s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1979 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science - Television Other topics... 1979, Kerkorian issued a statement claiming that MGM was now primarily a Hotel is the letter H in the NATO phonetic alphabet. See Hotel for the American television program that aired on ABC from 1983 until 1988. A small hotel in Mureck, Styria, Austria which has preserved its 1960s exterior and interior The lobby of the Hotel Reineldis The 4-star Manor... hotel company; however, he also managed to expand the overall film library and production system with the purchase of The United Artists Corporation (aka United Artists Pictures and United Artists Films) was formed on February 5, 1919 by four Hollywood greats: Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and D. W. Griffith. Their motive was to challenge the power of the major studios which, some felt, were making a fortune... United Artists in 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday. Years: 1978 1979 1980 - 1981 - 1982 1983 1984 Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s - 1980s - 1990s 2000s 2010s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1981 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science Other topics... 1981, forming MGM/UA. However, big plans to bring MGM back to its original glory were not to be, despite the hiring of David Begelman, the beleagured Columbia Pictures is a film production company, and part of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Contents // 1 History 2 Logo 3 Notable films 3.1 1930s 3.2 1940s 3.3 1950s 3.4 1960s 3.5 1970s 3.6 1980s 3.7 1990s 3.8 2000s 4 External links History Columbia... Columbia Pictures executive.


MGM/UA, Turner and Pathe

In 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Years: 1983 1984 1985 - 1986 - 1987 1988 1989 Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s - 1980s - 1990s 2000s 2010s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1986 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology Aviation - Rail... 1986, Kerkorian sold the combined MGM/UA to Robert Edward Ted Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. He is best known for founding CNN and Turner Classic Movies, his failed marriage to Jane Fonda, and his $1 billion pledge to the United Nations (see United Nations Foundation). Turners media empire... Ted Turner. Under pressure from the crushing debt load of the studios (in particular UA, which was still hurting from the failure of Heaven's Gate), and also concerned that Kerkorian had charged too much for the company, Turner kept ownership of the company for exactly 74 days. To help recoup his investment, he sold all of The United Artists Corporation (aka United Artists Pictures and United Artists Films) was formed on February 5, 1919 by four Hollywood greats: Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and D. W. Griffith. Their motive was to challenge the power of the major studios which, some felt, were making a fortune... United Artists and the MGM The Bass Red Triangle, was the first trademark registered in Britain in 1876. A trademark ( Commonwealth English: trade mark)[1] is conventionally a distinctive sign of some kind, whether that sign comprises a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, picture, styling or a combination of one or more of these... trademark back to Kerkorian. The studio lot was sold to the TV production firm Lorimar Productions was a American television production company, active from 1968-1993. It was founded by Merv Adelson and Lee Rich, who named the company from letters in the names of their ex-wives. Lorimars first major hit production was The Waltons, which premiered in 1972. Throughout the 1970s... Lorimar, which in turn, was later acquired by The WB Shield, used from 2001 to late 2003. Warner Bros. (the abbreviated name of Warner Bros. Entertainment) is one of the worlds largest producers of film and television entertainment. It is presently a subsidiary of the Time Warner conglomerate and headquartered in Burbank, California. Contents // 1 Subsidiaries 2... Warner Bros.. In 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. Years: 1987 1988 1989 - 1990 - 1991 1992 1993 Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1990 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology Aviation - Rail... 1990, the lot was sold to Columbia Pictures is a film production company, and part of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Contents // 1 History 2 Logo 3 Notable films 3.1 1930s 3.2 1940s 3.3 1950s 3.4 1960s 3.5 1970s 3.6 1980s 3.7 1990s 3.8 2000s 4 External links History Columbia... Columbia Pictures, in exchange for the half of Warner's lot they'd rented since the 1970s - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 1970s From Wikipedia Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s - 1970s - 1980s 1990s 2000s Years: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976... 1970s. Turner kept the MGM back catalog, however, which passed on to Warners in 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. Years: 1993 1994 1995 - 1996 - 1997 1998 1999 Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1996 in topic: Arts... 1996.


How much of MGM's back catalogue Turner actually had rights to was a point of conflict for many years; it was eventually decided that Turner owned all of the pre-merger MGM back catalog, including the pre-1948 Warner Bros. Films and shorts that UA had acquired many years earlier for television, as well as 1982-1985 MGM/UA films that were presented as MGM films in the credits.


Also in 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. Years: 1987 1988 1989 - 1990 - 1991 1992 1993 Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1990 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology Aviation - Rail... 1990, the studio was purchased by Italian financier Giancarlo Parretti is an Italian financier. He used to own the MGM at the beginning of the 1990s, after buying it using money borrowed from a Dutch subsidiary of Crédit Lyonnais. During that period the movie studio released almost no movies, while Giancarlo enjoyed a Hollywood mogul lifestyle. Categories... Giancarlo Parretti, owner of Pathé's holdings. Parretti eventually defaulted on the loans he'd used to buy the studio, and his bank, Crédit Lyonnais is a French bank. It used to be the largest French bank, and it was state-owned. History During the 1990s it has been the subject of financial scandals, and created a huge debt of about 150 billion French francs by exaggerate investing, but mostly through subsidiaries... Credit Lyonnais, foreclosed on him in 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Years: 1989 1990 1991 - 1992 - 1993 1994 1995 Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1992 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology Aviation - Rail... 1992. Lyonnais was unable to stem the tide of red ink during the mid- Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s Years: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Contents // 1 Events and trends 1.1 Technology 1.2 Science 1.3 War, peace and politics 1.4 Economics 1.5 Culture 1... 1990s (despite a few critical and commercial successes), and sold the studio back to Kerkorian (as part of a group composed of his Tracinda company and the Australian The Seven Network is an Australian television network available in most Australian capital cities. Its parent company and namesake has, in recent years, grown into a diversified media company. Sevens main shareholder is Kerry Stokes, who also owns Australian Capital Equity and subsidiaries such as heavy equipment supplier Westrac... Seven Network) in 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. Years: 1993 1994 1995 - 1996 - 1997 1998 1999 Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1996 in topic: Arts... 1996.


1997-present

In 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. Years: 1994 1995 1996 - 1997 - 1998 1999 2000 Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1997 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art... 1997, MGM purchased Metromedia (also often MetroMedia) was a conglomeration of television stations in the United States that existed from the demise of the DuMont Television Network in the 1950s until the formation of the Fox Network in the 1980s. Metromedia could be described as a television network, although the stations were largely... Metromedia's studio properties (Orion Pictures, Goldwyn Entertainment, and the Motion Picture Corporation of America), further enlarging their movie back catalog. Since then, MGM has had a few theatrical hits (such as the later For the ornithologist see James Bond (ornithologist). James Bond, also known as 007 (double-oh seven), is a sophisticated fictional character and British spy created by writer Ian Fleming. Bond is the main protagonist in numerous novels and short stories by Fleming, and later by Kingsley Amis, John Pearson, John... James Bond films, Legally Blonde is a 2001 comedy film starring Reese Witherspoon, produced by Mark Platt for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios and directed by Robert Luketic. The movie, which was seen by many as part of the Go girl! movement of the late 1990s and early 2000s, has spawned a book, Legally... Legally Blonde and Barbershop is a motion picture directed by Tim Story, produced by Geroge Tillman, Jr.s State Street Pictures, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and Anthony Anderson, the film revolves about social life in a south Chicago barbershop that has... Barbershop), and some costly flops (such as a remake of the 1975 UA film Rollerball was the name of several works: Rollerball was a 1975 science fiction film. Rollerball was also a 2002 remake of the 1975 film. Rollerball was a 1988 pinball-themed video game for the NES. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Rollerball) but also has had some success releasing its now-gigantic library of films to The home video business rents and sells videocassettes or DVDs to the public. Most movies released at theatres are now released on DVD and VHS. This usually follows the end of the theatrical release period. Many older TV programs are now also available on DVD. These copyrighted movies and programs... home video.


In late 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Years: 2000 2001 2002 - 2003 - 2004 2005 2006 Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century News by month: Jan... 2003, some of MGM's competitors started to make bids to buy the studio. The James Bond franchise and the back catalog have been cited as the primary interests. The first suitor was Time Warner, Inc. Type Public (NYSE: TWX) Slogan N/A Founded Merger between Time Inc. and Warner Communications (1990) Location New York City, New York Key people Richard D. Parsons, Chairman Richard D. Parsons, CEO Kenneth J. Novack, Former Vice Chairman Employees N/A Products See full product listing. Web... Time Warner, who negotiated with MGM for a short period in early 2004 unsuccessfully. After this, Sony Corporation Type Electronics and entertainment Slogan Sony Style Founded 1946 (in 1958, company took on current name) Location HQ in Tokyo, Japan; locations in ? Key people Nobuyuki Idei: Chairman and CEO; Kunitake Ando: President Employees 162,000 Products Electronics, PlayStation, Gaming (online), Music, Movies, and TV Shows, Communications... Sony (representing its Sony Pictures unit) entered a bid to buy the studio, along with Venture capital is a general term to describe financing for startup and early stage businesses as well as businesses in turn around situations. Venture capital investments generally are relatively high risk investments, but may offer the potential for above average returns. A venture capitalist (VC) is a person who makes... venture capital groups Texas Pacific Group and Providence Equity Partners, and for a time they were in exclusive negotiations. Later on, Time Warner made a counter-bid (which Ted Turner reportedly tried to block), and as of September 1, Time Warner was considered the leading candidate.


On September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). There are 109 days remaining in the year. September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... September 13, 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. It was designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) Elections were held in 73 countries during 2004. See a list of elections... 2004, Sony increased its bid of The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. It is also widely used as a reserve currency outside of the United States. Currently, the issuance of currency is controlled by the Federal Reserve Banking system. The most commonly used symbol for the U.S. dollar is... $11.25/share (roughly $4.7 billion) to $12/share ($5 billion), and Time Warner subsequently withdrew its bid of $11/share ($4.5 billion). MGM and Sony agreed on a purchase price of nearly $5 billion, which includes roughly $2 billion in MGM debt [1] (http://money.cnn.com/2004/09/13/news/fortune500/twx_mgm/?cnn=yes) [2] (http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=582625&section=finance).


MGM was one of the last independent major U.S. studio to be sold. Now only The DreamWorks Boy on the Moon Logo DreamWorks SKG (Spielberg, Katzenberg, Geffen) is a Big Ten studio in the United States of America which develops, produces, and distributes films, music, and television programming. The initials SKG stand for the companys co-founders, (Steven Spielberg (movie director and co-founder... Dreamworks remains independent of a larger parent. (Not withstanding Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company Type Public (NYSE: DIS) Slogan N/A Founded California (1923) Location Burbank, California Key people George J. Mitchell, Chairman Michael D. Eisner, CEO Robert A. Iger, President/COO Employees 112,000 (2003) Products See full product listing. Web site www.disney.com... Disney, which has never been acquired, but it has tranformed into a conglomerate.) 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. It was designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) Elections were held in 73 countries during 2004. See a list of elections... As of 2004, Lions Gate Films is a Canadian film production and distribution company that is currently the largest and most successful independent film distributor/studio in North America. It is a subsidiary of Lions Gate Entertainment. It focuses mainly on foreign and independent films, and is perhaps best known for distributing films... Lions Gate Films, Newmarket Films is a American film production and film distributon company which is a subsidiary of Newmarket Capital Group. It was founded in 1994. It has been involved in such films as: The Passion of the Christ Monster Whale Rider Donnie Darko Lilya-4-Ever Memento Spun Real Women Have... Newmarket Films, and The DreamWorks Boy on the Moon Logo DreamWorks SKG (Spielberg, Katzenberg, Geffen) is a Big Ten studio in the United States of America which develops, produces, and distributes films, music, and television programming. The initials SKG stand for the companys co-founders, (Steven Spielberg (movie director and co-founder... Dreamworks made more than MGM (both Lions Gate and Newmarket are independent studios).


Notable films

1920s

  • Ben-Hur is the second silent film (and first successful feature-length) based on the Ben-Hur book by Lew Wallace. It appeared in 1925, and starred Ramon Novarro in the title role; Francis X. Bushman played his friend Messala. It was one of the most lavish and spectacular Hollywood... Ben-Hur (1925)
  • The Big Parade is a 1925 silent film which tells the story of an idle rich boy who is shipped off to France to fight World War I, becomes friends with two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl. The film... The Big Parade (1925)
  • La Bohème is an often-adapted story first appearing in Henry Murgers magazine articles in the early 1800s. These were turned into a play, La Vie de Bohème, in 1849, and later were compiled into the book Scenes de la Vie de Bohème (Paris, 1851). It... La Boheme (1926)
  • Flesh and the Devil (1926)
  • Salem Custom House The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is generally considered to be his greatest work and a classic piece of American literature. Set in Puritan New England in the 17th century, the story deeply probes the issues of grace, legalism, and guilt... The Scarlet Letter (1926)
  • Our Dancing Daughters (1928, plus two sequels)
  • The Cameraman (1928)
  • Show People (1928)
  • The Crowd an influencial and acclaimed American film released in 1928, and nominated for the Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production that same year. Contents // 1 Plot overview 2 Making of the film 3 Influence 4 Awards and Archival 5 External Links Plot overview The film centers on ambitious... The Crowd (1928)
  • The Broadway Melody is an early musical motion picture, released on 1 February 1929. The film was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was the first musical motion picture released by the studio; over the next 30 years MGM would become the most popular producer of this genre of film... The Broadway Melody (1929, plus several more films in that series)

1930s

  • Anna Christie is a play by Eugene ONeill. It tells the story of a former prostitute who falls in love, but runs into difficulty in turning her life around by her fathers jealous lover. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1922. The play has been... Anna Christie (1930)
  • The Champ is a 1931 movie that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was written by Frances Marion, Leonard Praskins and Wanda Tuchock, and directed by King Vidor. The movie stars Wallace Beery (boxer) and Jackie Cooper (TJ), and tells the story of a washed up... The Champ (1931)
  • Grand Hotel is a 1932 art deco movie, and is considered as a classic of the sort. It is life from the point of view of a fly on a 5-star wall. It is the Depression and depression done in grand style. Where People come, people go. Nothing ever... Grand Hotel (1932)
  • Cover artwork for the 2004 DVD release Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Freaks is a 1932 horror film that tells the story of a normal-sized trapeze artist named Cleopatra (played by Olga Baclanova) who marries a sideshow midget Hans, (played by Harry Earles) for money that he... Freaks (1932)
  • Dinner at Eight (1933)
  • Fra Diavolo (lit. Brother Devil; April 7, 1771–November 11, 1806), is the popular name given to Michele Pezza, a famous Italian brigand leader who resisted the French occupation of Naples and is remembered in folk legends and in the novels of the French writer Alexandre Dumas as a... Fra Diavolo (1933)
  • Christina (1626-1689) or Kristina, later known as Maria Christina Alexandra and sometime Count Dohna, was Queen of Sweden from 1632 to 1654, was the daughter of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. As the heiress presumptive she succeeded her father to the throne of Sweden upon his death at the... Queen Christina (1933)
  • Categories: Movie stubs | 1934 films | Drama films | AFI 100 Laughs | MGM films | Best Picture Oscar Nominee | Best Actor Oscar Nominee (film) | United States National Film Registry ... The Thin Man (1934)
  • A Night At the Opera is a 1935 comedy film in which the three Marx Brothers help two young lovers to succeed in love as well as in the opera world. It stars Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Walter Woolf King, Siegfried Rumann and Margaret... A Night at the Opera (1935)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty is the title of a novel and several films based on the real story of the mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh, commanding officer of HMAV Bounty. for other meanings see Mutiny on the Bounty (disambiguation) Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Contents // 1 Novel 2... Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • Treasure Island is a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in one volume in 1883, though it had previously been serialised in a childrens magazine; the original title was The Sea Cook or Treasure Island. An adventure tale originally intended for children, it is nowadays rarely read by... Treasure Island (1936)
  • Camille is the name of several films based on the 1852 novel and play La Dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils. The novel was also the basis for Giuseppe Verdis opera La Traviata. Like the novel, the films tell the story of gay romance in Paris in... Camille (1936)
  • Categories: Movie stubs | 1936 films | Drama films | Musical films | Biographical films | Best Picture Oscar | Best Actress Oscar (film) ... The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
  • A Night at the Movies (1937)
  • Code book scene A Day at the Races A Day at the Races (1937) is the seventh movie starring the three Marx Brothers, with Margaret Dumont, Allan Jones and Maureen OSullivan. The plot revolves around Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho), who is a veterinarian illegally employed as the medical director... A Day at the Races (1937)
  • Boys Town (1938)
  • Babes in Arms is a 1937 musical theater production which tells the story of a boy who puts on a show to avoid being sent to a work farm. It has as music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart and book by Rodgers and Hart. The songs Babes In... Babes in Arms (1939)
  • Gone With the Wind was an instant success. Gone With the Wind is an American novel by Margaret Mitchell which was published in 1936, and an American film based on the book, that relates the story of a rebellious Georgia woman named Scarlett OHara and her travails with friends... Gone With the Wind (1939, distribution only)
  • The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film based on L. Frank Baums turn-of-the-century childrens story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in which a resourceful American girl is snatched up by a Kansas tornado and deposited in a fantastic land of witches, talking... The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (originally Good-bye, Mr. Chips) is a novel by James Hilton, first published in 1934. It tells the story of a much-beloved schoolteacher, through the long years of his tenure at the boys school where he taught. Mr. Chippings inability to connect with the boys... Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  • DVD Cover for the 1939 film, showing (left to right) Crawford, Shearer and Russell The Women is a play by Clare Boothe Luce which opened on Broadway in 1936 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with an all-female cast that included Arlene Francis, Marjorie Main, and Doris Day. It was... The Women (1939)
  • Ninotchka is a 1939 American film by Ernst Lubitsch Garbos first comedy, launched with the tagline Garbo laughs! Contents // 1 Storyline 2 Commentary 3 Cast 4 Technical details and crew 5 Accolades 6 Nominations and awards Storyline Three Russians, Iranoff, Buljanoff and Kopalski, are sent to Paris to sell... Ninotchka (1939)

1940s

  • The Shop Around the Corner is a 1940 film which tells the story of two people who work together in a shop who cant stand each other, not knowing that theyve been conducting a love affair anonymously by mail. It stars James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan and... The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • Categories: Movie stubs | 1940 films | AFI 100 Movies | AFI 100 Laughs | AFI 100 Passions | Comedy films | MGM films | Best Picture Oscar Nominee | Best Actor Oscar (film) | Best Actress Oscar Nominee (film) | Best Supporting Actress Oscar Nominee (film) | United States National Film Registry ... The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • For Me and My Gal (1942)
  • Woman of the Year is a 1942 romantic comedy film in which a feminist, chosen Woman of the Year, tries to keep the spark in her personal relationship. It stars Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Minor Watson and William Bendix. It was written by Ring Lardner Jr... Woman of the Year (1942)
  • Mrs. Miniver was a fictional English housewife created by Jan Struther in 1937 for a series of newspaper columns for The Times, later adapted into a movie. Contents // 1 Origin 2 Book publication 3 Film adaptation 4 Awards and nominations 5 See also 6 External links Origin The Times columns... Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  • Cabin in the Sky is an American musical motion picture produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and first released in 1943. Based upon a popular Broadway play of the same name, Cabin in the Sky tells a version of the Faust legend in which Little Joe, a man killed over gambling... Cabin in the Sky (1943)
  • A Guy Named Joe (1943)
  • Gaslight is the title of at least two films based on the Patrick Hamilton play Angel Street, in which a man marries a woman and tries to convince her she is crazy so that he can steal the jewels stored in her attic. The more famous version was directed by... Gaslight (1944)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 romantic musical comedy from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of four sisters enjoying life in St. Louis at the time of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Worlds fair. It stars Judy Garland, Margaret OBrien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Leon... Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  • For the 1980s Canadian rock band National Velvet, see National Velvet (band). National Velvet is a novel by Enid Bagnold, first published in 1935. Categories: Literature stubs | Movie stubs | 1935 books | 1944 films | Best Supporting Actress Oscar (film) | United States National Film Registry ... National Velvet (1945)
  • Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 musical comedy film in which two sailors go on leave in Los Angeles, California, accompanied by music and song. It stars Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi, and Dean Stockwell. The movie was written by Natalie Marcin and Isobel Lennart and directed by... Anchors Aweigh (1945)
  • Fred Harvey (1835-1901) is the entrepreneur who developed the Harvey House lunch rooms, restaurants, and hotels, serving rail passengers on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. His partnership with the railroad began in 1878. At its peak, there were 84 Harvey Houses. They continued to be built and... The Harvey Girls (1946)
  • In The Good Old Summertime (1948)
  • On the Town is a musical that opened on Broadway at the Adelphi Theatre on December 28, 1944, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, direction by George Abbott, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It played a total of 462 performances, and has... On the Town (1949)
  • Adam's Rib (1949)

1950s

  • Annie Get Your Gun is a stage musical loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. The music and lyrics were written by Irving Berlin with a book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. Berlin had taken on the job after the original choice, Jerome Kern, collapsed and died... Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  • Summer Stock (1950)
  • Father of the Bride is a 1950 comedy film which tells the story of a man trying to cope with all of the disasters that happen along the way from the time that his daughter announces that shes engaged, until the wedding actually occurs. It stars Spencer Tracy, Joan... Father of the Bride (1950)
  • An American in Paris is a symphonic composition by American composer George Gershwin which debuted in 1928. Inspired by Gershwins time in Paris, it is in the form of an extended tone poem evoking the sights and energy of the French capital in the 1920s. In addition to the... An American in Paris (1951)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • The Bad and the Beautiful is a 1953 melodramatic film which tells the story of a film producer who alienates all of those around him. It stars Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, Gloria Grahame, Gilbert Roland and Leo G. Carroll. The movie was written by... The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
  • The Band Wagon is a 1953 musical comedy film which tells the story of an aging musical star who wants to star in a Broadway play that will restart his career. But the plays director wants to make it a pretentious retelling of Faust, and brings in a prima... The Band Wagon (1953)
  • Kiss Me, Kate is a stage musical by Samuel and Bella Spewack (book) and Cole Porter (music and lyrics) that ran for 1,077 performances and was first performed in New York on December 30, 1948. It is roughly based on Shakespeares play The Taming of the Shrew, where... Kiss Me, Kate (1953)
  • The name Brigadoon is used in several contexts; see below for other uses. Brigadoon is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, first produced in 1947. It tells the story of a mysterious village in Scotland, which comes to life only once every hundred years. Two American tourists... Brigadoon (1954)
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a movie musical released in 1954. It was directed by Stanley Donen, with music by Saul Chaplin and Gene de Paul, and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The script (by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, and Dorothy Kingsley) is based on the short story The Sobbin... Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  • Blackboard Jungle IMDB Page (external link) Written by: Richard Brooks, based on the novel by Evan Hunter Starring: Glenn Ford, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow Directed by: Richard Brooks Photography by: Russell Harlan Art direction by: Cedric Gibbons and Randall Duell Edited by: Ferris Webster Music by: Bill Haley and the... Blackboard Jungle (1955)
  • I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
  • A film poster for Forbidden Planet This article is about the movie Forbidden Planet. For information about the bookstore chain of the same name see Forbidden Planet (bookstore). Forbidden Planet is a classic 1956 science fiction film. The film features a number of spectacular special effects, groundbreaking use of an... Forbidden Planet (1956)
  • High Society was a 1955 Cole Porter musical, and a 1956 film by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in VistaVision. It starred Bing Crosby , Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm and Louis Calhern. Louis Armstrong and his jazz band sang the title song. The film and musical were based upon the 1940... High Society (1956) (remake of Categories: Movie stubs | 1940 films | AFI 100 Movies | AFI 100 Laughs | AFI 100 Passions | Comedy films | MGM films | Best Picture Oscar Nominee | Best Actor Oscar (film) | Best Actress Oscar Nominee (film) | Best Supporting Actress Oscar Nominee (film) | United States National Film Registry ... The Philadelphia Story)
  • Silk Stockings was a 1954 musical composed by Cole Porter, based upon Ninotchka. It was made into a movie in 1957 starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, directed by Rouben Mamoulian. External links Silk Stockings at the Internet Movie Database Categories: 1957 films | Musicals | Movie stubs ... Silk Stockings (1957) (remake of Ninotchka is a 1939 American film by Ernst Lubitsch Garbos first comedy, launched with the tagline Garbo laughs! Contents // 1 Storyline 2 Commentary 3 Cast 4 Technical details and crew 5 Accolades 6 Nominations and awards Storyline Three Russians, Iranoff, Buljanoff and Kopalski, are sent to Paris to sell... Ninotchka)
  • For the song, see Jailhouse Rock (song) Jailhouse Rock is a 1957 film starring Elvis Presley, as Vince Everett, an ex-convict working in the music industry. Elvis released the film soundtrack and had a hit record of the same name. The film co-starred actress Judy Tyler, who was... Jailhouse Rock (1957)
  • Raintree County is a novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr. which tells the story of a small-town Midwestern teacher and poet who meets and falls in love with a beautiful Southern belle whose emotional instability leads to the destruction of their marriage. The novel was made into a 1957 film... Raintree County (1957)
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. It tells the story of a Southern family in crisis, focusing on the turbulent relationship of a wife and husband, Maggie The Cat and Brick Pollitt, and their... Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
  • Gigi is a novel by the French sentimental romance writer Colette about a wealthy cultured man of fashion who discovers that he is in love with a young Parisian girl who is being groomed for a career as a grande cocotte, and eventually marries her. It became a 1948 French... Gigi (1958)
  • The Decks Ran Red (1958)
  • Ben-Hur is a 1959 film directed by William Wyler and is, today, the best_known version of the film based on the Ben-Hur book by Lew Wallace. It was done in the spectacular block buster style, and featured Charlton Heston as Judah ben_Hur and Stephen Boyd as Messala. It... Ben-Hur (1959, remake of 1925 film)
  • North by Northwest Category: Drama / Thriller Year: 1959 Company: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Running time: 136 minutes Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Martin Landau, Leo G. Carroll Director: Alfred Hitchcock Producer: Alfred Hitchcock (uncredited), Herbert Coleman associate producer Screenplay: Ernest Lehman Cinematographer: Robert Burks Poster... North by Northwest (1959)

1960s

  • BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 film which tells the story of a call girl who falls in love with one of her customers. It stars Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill and Mildred Dunnock. The movie was adapted by John Michael Hayes and Charles Schnee from the 1935... Butterfield 8 (1960)
  • Where the Boys Are (1960)
  • This article is about the film. For the beverage cimarron, see Chimarrão; for the town, see Cimarron, New Mexico Cimarron is a film based on a 1929 novel by Edna Ferber, telling the story of one mans search for adventure in the newly opened Oklahoma Territory. In 1931... Cimarron (1961, remake of 1931 film)
  • Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty is the title of a novel and several films based on the real story of the mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh, commanding officer of HMAV Bounty. for other meanings see Mutiny on the Bounty (disambiguation) Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Contents // 1 Novel 2... Mutiny on the Bounty (1962, remake of 1935 film)
  • How the West Was Won is a 1962 film by James R. Webb. See How the West Was Won (movie). a 1977-1979 television series starring James Arness. See How the West Was Won (TV series). a 2003 album by Led Zeppelin. See How the West Was Won (album). a... How The West Was Won (1962)
  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
  • Viva Las Vegas (1964) is an American musical film directed by George Sidney and starring Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret and Cesare Danova. The movie is regarded as one of Presleys best movies and noted for the on-screen charisma between Presley and Ann-Margret. A soundtrack from the movie... Viva Las Vegas (1964)
  • The Americanization of Emily (1964)
  • The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
  • Doctor Zhivago (Доктор Живаго) is a story of a man torn between two women, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, best known from the 1965 epic film adapted by Robert Bolt from the original novel by Boris Pasternak... Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • Categories: Movie stubs | 1966 films | British films | Italian films ... Blow-Up (1966)
  • Grand Prix is a action film released in 1966. It was directed by John Frankenheimer. It starred Yves Montand, James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Bedford and Antonio Sabato. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. The film follows the fate of four Formula One drivers through one Gran Prix... Grand Prix (1966)
  • Point-blank range is the distance between a gun and a target such that it requires minimal effort in aiming it, in particular no allowance needs to be made for the effects of gravity, target movement or wind in aiming the projectile. The term originated from a precise, but slightly... Point Blank (1967)
  • Movie poster of The Dirty Dozen The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 fictional war movie directed by Robert Aldrich from the novel by E.M. Nathanson. It stars Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland and Ernest Borgnine. Tagline: Train them! Excite them! Arm them... The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  • A movie poster from the original release of 2001 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is an immensely popular and influential science fiction film and book; the film directed by Stanley Kubrick and the book written by Arthur C. Clarke. The story is based in part on various short stories by... 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Ice Station Zebra (1963, ISBN 0002433389) is a novel written by Alistair Maclean. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. The fictional nuclear-powered submarine USS Dolphin is dispatched on a rescue mission to Drift Ice Station Zebra, in the Arctic Sea. Accompanying them is the mysterious Dr. Carpenter, an... Ice Station Zebra (1968)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (originally Good-bye, Mr. Chips) is a novel by James Hilton, first published in 1934. It tells the story of a much-beloved schoolteacher, through the long years of his tenure at the boys school where he taught. Mr. Chippings inability to connect with the boys... Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969, remake of 1939 film)

1970s

  • Elvis: That's The Way it Is (1970)
  • Brewster McCloud (1970)
  • Ryan's Daughter (1970)
  • The Boyfriend (or The Boy Friend) is a musical by Sandy Wilson, first performed in the West End in 1954. It opened Londons Players Club on April 14 of that year, and reopened in an expanded version on October 13 before moving to the West End proper. The Boyfriend... The Boy Friend (1971)
  • Shaft is a 1971 blaxploitation film which tells the story of a detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem, and to the Italian mob in order to find the missing daughter of a black mobster. It stars Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Gwenn Mitchell and Lawrence... Shaft (1971)
  • Soylent Green Director Richard Fleischer Producer unknown Writer Harry Harrison Starring Charlton Heston Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Released May 9, 1973 Runtime 97 min Language English Budget: unknown Awards: None IMDb Page Soylent Green is a classic 1973 science fiction movie starring Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson and Chuck Connors... Soylent Green (1973)
  • That's Entertainment! (1974, plus two sequels in 1976 and 1994)
  • Logans Run (novel) Novel by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson Released 1967 Original publisher (U.S.) N/A Genre Science fiction Professional reviews SF Reviews.Net T. M. Wagner link Logans Run (movie) Released 1976 Studio MGM Director Michael Anderson Producers Saul David, Hugh Benson Screenwriter... Logan's Run (1975)
  • Network is a 1976 film which tells about a television network named Union Broadcasting System (UBS) and its struggle with poor TV ratings. When the network news anchor finds out he is being fired, he goes on the air announcing this as well as his intent to commit suicide in... Network (1976)
  • The Sunshine Boys is a comedy play by Neil Simon. It tells the story of two elderly vaudevillians, formerly partners known as Lewis and Clarke, who grew to hate each other over the years, and for their last year together never spoke to each other off stage. When a nephew... The Sunshine Boys (1975)
  • Categories: Movie stubs | 1977 films | AFI 100 Passions | Best Picture Oscar Nominee | Best Actor Oscar (film) | Best Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ... The Goodbye Girl (1977)
  • Corvette Summer (1978)
  • The Champ is a 1931 movie that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was written by Frances Marion, Leonard Praskins and Wanda Tuchock, and directed by King Vidor. The movie stars Wallace Beery (boxer) and Jackie Cooper (TJ), and tells the story of a washed up... The Champ (1979, remake of 1931 film)

1980s

  • Categories: Disambiguation | Stub ... Fame (1980)
  • Pennies From Heaven is a 1978 BBC Television drama serial by the highly-regarded television playwright Dennis Potter. It was noteworthy for being the first of several Potter productions (The Singing Detective, Lipstick on your Collar) which mixed the reality of the drama with a dark fantasy content, having several... Pennies From Heaven (1981)
  • This article is about a type of restaurant. For other meanings, see Diner (disambiguation). Diners are an favorite pop-culture memory for many. A diner is a prefabricated restaurant building characteristic of North America. Contents // 1 History 2 Architecture 3 Diners as Americana 4 Manufacturers 5 References 6 See also... Diner (1982)
  • Victor/Victoria is a 1982 musical comedy film. It tells the story of a struggling female singer who, unable to find work, pretends to be a man to get the job as a female impersonator. It stars Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras and John... Victor/Victoria (1982)
  • The Poltergeist movies are a trilogy of horror films produced in the 1980s. Steven Spielberg wrote, produced, and some say directed the first Poltergeist although Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) was billed as the director. Poltergeist II: The Other Side and Poltergeist III each had a different writer, producer... Poltergeist (1982, followed by two sequels in 1986 and 1988)
  • Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
  • A Christmas Story is a 1983 semi-biographical film based on the short stories of author Jean Shepherd collected in the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash. The film relates the tale of Ralphie Parker, who wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas and will go... A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Strange Brew is the title of a 1967 hit song by British rock group Cream. Strange Brew is a 1983 film starring the popular SCTV characters Bob & Doug McKenzie, played by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis, who also directed. Max von Sydow co-stars. The story is loosely based... Strange Brew (1983)
  • (Redirected from 2010: The Year We Make Contact) 2010: Odyssey Two, is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke (January 1982) and also a motion picture (1984) by Peter Hyams entitled simply 2010, or sometimes 2010: The Year We Make Contact. They are sequels to the novel and film... 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
  • Gymkata (1985)
  • 9 1/2 Weeks (1986)
  • Spaceballs is a 1987 science fiction spoof movie written, starring and directed by Mel Brooks. Contents // 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 See Also 4 External links Plot Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Planet Spaceball has foolishly wasted all of their air, and is desperate to find more. President... Spaceballs (1987)
  • Categories: Movie stubs | 1987 films | AFI 100 Laughs | AFI 100 Passions | Best Picture Oscar Nominee | Best Actress Oscar (film) | Best Supporting Actor Oscar Nominee (film) | Best Supporting Actress Oscar (film) ... Moonstruck (1987)
  • A Fish Called Wanda is a movie released in 1988 by MGM. It was written by John Cleese and directed by Charles Crichton. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. The film is a comedy about a jewel theft, planned by George Thomason (played by Tom Georgeson), and its aftermath... A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  • Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. It stars Tom Cruise as the yuppie Charlie Babbitt, Dustin Hoffman as his brother Raymond, and... Rain Man (1988)
  • The Mighty Quinn (1989)

1990s

  • Stanley & Iris (1990)
  • Life Stinks (1991)
  • Thelma and Louise is a road movie from 1991 conceived and written by Callie Khouri, co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Geena Davis as Thelma, Susan Sarandon as Louise, and Harvey Keitel as a sympathetic detective trying to solve crimes that the two women find it easier... Thelma & Louise (1991)
  • The Cutting Edge (1992)
  • Benny & Joon is a 1993 movie about a tragic love between Sam ( Johnny Depp) and Joon ( Mary Stuart Masterson). Joon is mentally ill and lives with her over-protective brother, Benny (played by Aidan Quinn). So he can work, he employs a housekeeper to take care of the house... Benny & Joon (1993)
  • Clean Slate (1994)
  • Cutthroat Island is a pirate-themed action film starring Geena Davis and directed by her then husband Renny Harlin. It was released in 1995. Made the same year as Waterworld, Cutthroat Island was actually a much bigger financial failure. The budget approached 100 million dollars and the total US gross... Cutthroat Island (1995, distribution only)
  • The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)

As well as assorted James Bond films have been made in the 1990s such as these, Goldeneye (1995) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) The World Is Not Enough (1999)


2000s

  • Hannibal Lecter trilogy Red Dragon (Manhunter) The Silence of the Lambs Hannibal Hannibal is a film about Hannibal Lecters time in Italy following his escape from imprisonment. It is based on a novel, the last in the trilogy, by Thomas Harris. It is set ten years after The Silence... Hannibal (2001)
  • Legally Blonde is a 2001 comedy film starring Reese Witherspoon, produced by Mark Platt for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios and directed by Robert Luketic. The movie, which was seen by many as part of the Go girl! movement of the late 1990s and early 2000s, has spawned a book, Legally... Legally Blonde (2001)
  • Barbershop is a motion picture directed by Tim Story, produced by Geroge Tillman, Jr.s State Street Pictures, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and Anthony Anderson, the film revolves about social life in a south Chicago barbershop that has... Barbershop (2002)
  • Die Another Day is the twentieth James Bond movie made by EON Productions and the fourth and final film to star Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. It was released in 2002 and produced by Bond veterans Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. It is the first movie to not feature... Die Another Day (2002) (distribution only)
  • Agent Cody Banks is a movie released in the U.S. on March 13, 2003 that follows the adventures of 15_year_old Cody Banks (played by Frankie Muñiz) who has to finish his chores, avoid getting grounded, and save the world by going undercover for the CIA. Hilary Duff (Natalie... Agent Cody Banks (2003)
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, is the 2003 sequel to 2001s Legally Blonde. It was once again produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, starring Reese Witherspoon as Elle, as well as Luke Wilson, Sally Field and Bob Newhart. In the UK, the film is titled Legally Blonde 2... Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003)
  • Categories: Stub | 2004 films ... Soul Plane (2004)
  • A sleepover (also called a slumber party) is a type of party which a guest or guests are invited to anothers house to stay overnight. For the most part, participants are children or adolescents of the same sex. A pajama party (also spelled pyjama party) is a specific type... Sleepover (2004)
  • Be Cool (2005)

External link

  • http://www.mgm.com/ Official site
  • MGM Studios (http://www.bcdb.com/bcdb/page.cgi?g=MGM) at the The Big Cartoon DataBase (BCDB) is an online database of information about animated cartoons, animated movies, animated television shows and cartoon shorts. Contents // 1 Introduction 2 History 3 Top and Lowest Rated Cartoons 4 Ancillary Components 5 External links Introduction The BCDB is an online, searchable resource dedicated to compiling... Big Cartoon DataBase

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