I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday with family, friends and loads of good eats.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The MGM lion understood in 1924 that there was no point in roaring. Who's going to hear it?
Except for the roar, the logo hasn't actually changed much over the years:
Leo the MGM lion actually started out in 1917 as the mascot for the predecessor company Goldwyn Pictures.
Here he is in 1923 the year before Goldwyn Pictures, Metro Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Pictures merged. I'm not sure if it's a half yawn or half assed snarl in this clip:
The lion logo has been parodied many times, mostly by MTM Enterprises:
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
And the depressing end credits for the last episode: