The Resource MGM, Tino Balio

MGM, Tino Balio

Label
MGM
Title
MGM
Statement of responsibility
Tino Balio
Title variation
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first comprehensive history of MGM from its origins in 1905 to the present. 'MGM's extant corporate records are not available to researchers, but the vast amount of reliable information now available on the internet and from published sources has made this endeavour possible. Following a straightforward chronology corresponding to specific periods of film industry history, each chapter describes how successive managements adjusted their production strategies and business practices in response to evolving industrial and market conditions. As the production subsidiary of the Loew's Inc. theatre chain, MGM spent lavishly on its pictures and injected them with plenty of star power. The practice helped sustain MGM's preeminent position during the heyday of Hollywood. But MGM was a conservative company and watched as other studios innovated sound and the widescreen revolution, adjusted to television, and welcomed independent producers. By the sixties, the company, sans its theatre chain, was in decline and was ripe for a takeover. A defining moment occurred in 1969, when Kirk Kerkorian, a Las Vegas entrepreneur, made a successful bid for the company. There followed a tumultuous thirty-six year period when Kerkorian bought and sold MGM three times. Meanwhile, MGM never regained its former status and has functioned as a second-tier company to this day. Focusing on MGM's top talent--such as Irving Thalberg, David O. Selznick, Arthur Freed, King Vidor, Vincente Minnelli, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Clark Gable and Mickey Rooney--and award-winning films, this book highlights the studio's artistic achievements and status within the industry" --
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Balio, Tino
Dewey number
384/.80979494
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1999.M4
LC item number
B35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Hollywood centenary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Loew's Incorporated
  • Loew's Incorporated
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Motion picture studios
  • Motion picture studios
  • California
Label
MGM, Tino Balio
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-296) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Marcus Loew and the founding of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1905-24) -- Building a prestige studio (1924-28) -- MGM according to Irving Thalberg (1929-32) -- Louis B. Mayer reorganizes (1933-39) -- MGM at the home front (1940-46) -- Dore Schary : 'a new Thalberg' (1947-58) -- Adjusting to the sixties (1959-69) -- Kirk Kerkorian and the buying and selling of MGM, part 1 (1969-85) -- Kirk Kerkorian and the buying and selling of MGM, part 2 (1985-2004) -- MGM holdings : the coda (2004-15)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781138913660
Lccn
2017043036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968557523
  • (OCoLC)ocn968557523
Label
MGM, Tino Balio
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-296) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Marcus Loew and the founding of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1905-24) -- Building a prestige studio (1924-28) -- MGM according to Irving Thalberg (1929-32) -- Louis B. Mayer reorganizes (1933-39) -- MGM at the home front (1940-46) -- Dore Schary : 'a new Thalberg' (1947-58) -- Adjusting to the sixties (1959-69) -- Kirk Kerkorian and the buying and selling of MGM, part 1 (1969-85) -- Kirk Kerkorian and the buying and selling of MGM, part 2 (1985-2004) -- MGM holdings : the coda (2004-15)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781138913660
Lccn
2017043036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968557523
  • (OCoLC)ocn968557523

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