MGM Studios a year after the merger, 1925

MGM Studios a year after the merger, 1925This shot gives us an idea of what MGM Studios looked like in 1925, a year after the merger and two years before sound arrived to shake things up. It’s a bit plain and utilitarian, isn’t it? But it shows that all the glamor went up on the screen. I wonder how much longer than lawn stayed as open space before it got turned into something more useful. And that driveway in the middle background – I wonder if that’s the eastern gate. (Photo below – 1950s)

MGM's East Gate, 1950s

 

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One Response to MGM Studios a year after the merger, 1925

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    My favorite movie studio! I wish it was still MGM and still had more stars than heaven itself.

    Here’s a fascinating look at 1925 MGM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trni2JBzDaE

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean