MGM: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot by Steven Bingen, Stephen X. Sylvester,Michael Troyan

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M-G-M: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot is the illustrated history of the soundstages and outdoor sets where Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced many of the world’s most famous films. During its Golden Age, the studio employed the likes of Garbo, Astaire, and Gable, and produced innumerable iconic pieces of cinema such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, and Ben-Hur. It is estimated that a fifth of all films made in the United States prior to the 1970s were shot at MGM studios, meaning that the gigantic property was responsible for hundreds of iconic sets and stages, often utilizing and transforming minimal spaces and previously used props, to create some of the most recognizable and identifiable landscapes of modern movie culture.

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MGM: Hollywood's Greatest BacklotbySteven Bingen,Stephen X. Sylvester,Michael TroyanM-G-M: Hollywoods Greatest Backlotis the illustrated history of the soundstages and outdoor sets where Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced many of the worlds most famous films. During its Golden Age, the st

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