What you see above is Leo the Lion, the mascot for the Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, featured in the studio’s production logo, which was created by the Paramount Studios art director Lionel S. Reiss. Since 1924, there have been around seven different lions used for the MGM logo; these lions include Tanner and Leo, the current (and seventh) lion. Tanner was used on all Technicolor films and MGM cartoons, and in use on the studio logo for 22 years; Leo has been in use since 1957, a total of 57 years and counting. Continue reading for more interesting historical photos that are worth a second look.

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