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MGM Celebrates 40th Anniversary

June 7, 1964 - MGM will start on Sept. 1 a belated four-month celebration of its 40th anniversary.

An outgrowth of the Loew’s theatrical empire, MGM was formed in May 1924 through the merger of Metro Pictures and the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation.

The celebration will include the showing of new Metro films in more than 40,000 theaters around the world as well as a specially produced anniversary film, “The Story of MGM,” to be made available to theaters and television. The film will have clips from new MGM pictures, scenes from notable features of the past, and a depiction of the operation of the MGM studio in Culver City, Calif.

Among the MGM pictures completed, being edited, or before the cameras are “The Americanization of Emily” (pictured), a comedy-drama with Julie Andrews and James Garner; “The Outrage,” an adaptation of “Rashomon,” with Paul Newman and Claire Bloom; “The Young Lovers,” a drama about college life; “Of Human Bondage”; “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” and the multipart “The Yellow Rolls-Royce.”

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