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    Part III: THE LION IN WINTER This "Story of a...

    Part III: THE LION IN WINTER

    This "Story of a Hollywood Empire" ends in a bizarre way.
    Epic "boardroom" or "corporate" EGO squabbles unravelled that mighty studio.
    Louis B. Mayer squeezed out...
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    Part II: The Lion Reigns Supreme MGM had an...

    Part II: The Lion Reigns Supreme


    MGM had an entire Army for film production. Scores of cameramen (1925's BEN-HUR had 40 of them alone, to shoot the chariot race).
    A costume department that...
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    MGM: WHEN THE LION ROARS Part I: The Lion's...

    MGM: WHEN THE LION ROARS

    Part I: The Lion's Roar

    Patrick Stewart tells us right off the bat that on April 26, 1924 movies "entered the Industrial Age", because that day was the day Louis B....
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    I'm almost finished my scrutiny of the MGM tapes,...

    I'm almost finished my scrutiny of the MGM tapes, and tomorrow I'll post about the first volume, which focuses on the beginning of the studio, it's pre-World War II successes, right through to the...
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    OK, I just looked up on Amazon the status of...

    OK, I just looked up on Amazon the status of these films, and all are available on DVD, except The Universal Story.
    The MGM is a 2-disc set and it has been edited according to user reviews- Fred...
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    I'm wading through the MGM tapes now, and there...

    I'm wading through the MGM tapes now, and there is a whole lotta movie history there. My respect for Irving G. Thalberg is high, even though he was dead wrong on a few things, like saying that...
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    Looney Tunes & the Merrie Melody cartoons that...

    Looney Tunes & the Merrie Melody cartoons that Warners are so famous for are also mentioned, as well as Arthur, National Lampoon's Vacation, Private Benjamin and Lethal Weapon, and other films are in...
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    The History of the Warner Brothers studio

    HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU is a fantastic 108-minute look at the mighty background of Warner Brothers, my favorite film studio, next to Rodriguez' Troublemaker.

    Made in 1991 and narrated/hosted by WB...
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    Studio tributes

    I located a fine score of vhs tapes yesterday, and all of them are histories/tributes to major American film studios:

    Warner Brothers: Here's Looking at You (hosted by Clint Eastwood, Steven...
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