Episode 47 – MGM 100

David and Katherine celebrate MGM’s centennial with a look back at Hirschfeld’s 40+ years working for the studio on many of their iconic films including the Marx Brothers films, Royal Wedding, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Wizard of Oz, and many more!

Follow along with the show notes to view the works mentioned in this episode:

All MGM Images

On Ze Boulevard, 1927

The Green Ghost (Released as “The Unholy Night”), 1929

Ordeal (Released as “The Ship in Shanghai”), 1929

Hallelujah, 1928

Hirschfeld Stamps

Laurel and Hardy

Min and Bill Poster, 1930

The Wizard of Oz

Promoting Pandemonium! – Selling Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to Depression-Era America Book Ft. Works by Al Hirschfeld

Stan Laurel Mask, 1933

Oliver Hardy Mask, 1933

Charley Chase Mask, 1933

Flying High (Stage and Film)

Marx Brothers (MGM Works)

Cabin in the Sky, 1943

Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld, 1941

Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney Films

Strike Up the Band, 1940

Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944

National Velvet, 1944

“Young Girl” AKA Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet, 1944

Thousands Cheer, 1943

Til the Clouds Roll By, 1946

The Ziegfeld Follies, 1946

Kim, 1950

Battleground (Misspoken as “Battlefield”)

An American in Paris, 1951

Singin’ in the Rain, 1952

Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding, 1951

Ray Bolger in Where’s Charley?, 1949

The Night of the Iguana, 1964

Far From the Madding Crowd, 1967

The Odd Couple (Film), 1968

The Sunshine Boys (Film), 1975

Singin’ in the Rain, 1977

A Star is Born, 1977

Another Fine Mess, 1930

Doctor Zhivago, 1965

All MGM Images


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