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The Lion Roars—For Short Subjects

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 8, 2014 12:00 AM
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("Gypsy Night"—1935) Warner Archive has made my life a bit easier by collecting 36 MGM one- and two-reelers in a three-disc DVD set called "Classic Shorts from the Dream Factory Volume 2 (1929-1946)."

THE WIZARD OF MGM

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 22, 2013 1:00 AM
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For forty years, A. Arnold “Buddy” Gillespie made movie history as the king of visual effects at MGM. From Tarzan swinging on a supposed vine to a tornado ripping through Kansas in The Wizard of Oz, he and his team created true movie magic.

An MGM Auction Like No Other

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 10, 2012 1:00 AM
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A friend tipped me to an auction taking place this Friday that film buffs should know about. It’s the collection of MGM’s longtime animal wrangler and trainer, Voley Phifer, and many of the pieces in it are unique. (How about a marionette of Robert Donat from 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips'?)
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