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The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention (1937)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 1937 (USA)
This short chronicles, in a semihumorous way, events associated with MGM's 1937 convention for the studio's national sales and distribution staff. First the delegates arrive by train in San... See full summary »
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Al Lichtman ...
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William F. Rodgers ...
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James E. Davis ...
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William Koenig ...
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Sam Katz ...
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J.G. Mayer ...
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E.J. Mannix ...
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Harry Rapf ...
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This short chronicles, in a semihumorous way, events associated with MGM's 1937 convention for the studio's national sales and distribution staff. First the delegates arrive by train in San Bernardino, California, where they change trains for Pasadena. Passengers are shown talking and singing on the train. When they finally arrive at the studio in Los Angeles, they are greeted by Louis B. Mayer, then go to one of the sound stages for dinner. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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Documentary | Short

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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All the crew credits (director, producer, editor, music, etc.) are credited to Leo (the MGM lion). See more »

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Edited into Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972) See more »

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Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here
Music by Theodore Morse
Lyrics by Dolly Morse
Performed by orchestra
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Not candid enough
10 September 2005 | by (Jacksonville Beach, FL) – See all my reviews

I have not seen this movie, but I was surfing the IMDb and came across this entry. Anybody in the know about this particular event will find great irony in the title, in that this short subject didn't begin to cover the debauchery that occurred at this convention. The July 2003 issue of Vanity Fair magazine has a *truly* candid (and sordid) account of the chaos that took place at this party, including the rape of one woman who was forced to remain mum about it for over 60 years after Hal Roach covered up the incident at the behest of powerful MGM head Louis B. Mayer. A subject for further research (and a potentially powerful film) if ever there was one.


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