George Washington Bridge
New York, 1950
From Andreas Feininger: That’s Photography
Models learning proper cigarette smoking technique in practice for TV ad. 1953 (via)
Ninety years ago on this date, April 17, 1924, three companies merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, better known as M-G-M, which would become the largest, wealthiest, and most prolific studio of Hollywood’s Golden Age. As founder Louis B. Mayer said, “I want to make beautiful pictures about beautiful people.”
Many of the most important and beloved American movies, including The Big Parade, Grand Hotel, The Wizard of Oz, and Singin’ in the Rain, to name just a few, were made at M-G-M. It has been estimated that about one fifth of movies ever made in the United States were partially shot at the studio. This footage comes from a behind-the-scenes tour short, made in 1925, soon after the establishment of M-G-M.
Marilyn Monroe and Vivien Leigh saying goodbye to each other before Marilyn’s flight back to America, 20th November 1956.
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Top Picture: Peter Van Slyck and Meryl Streep rehearse in the O’Neill Ampitheater.
Bottom Picture: Meryl Streep, director Hal Scott, Joel Brooks, Ben Masters and Edith Oliver read “The Spelling Bee” by Marsha Sheiness in 1975.