In doing the titles for the film GARBO TALKS, Sidney Lumet wanted to use a rarely seen MGM lion logo. They sent to me a 35mm print of every logo and there are a LOT of them. At least 30. I found one carved in stone and we were going to go with that, when it turned out to be a release in the 60th anniversary of MGM, and they used a new one that announced that festive occasion.In the end I got to keep a 35mm reel of lion logos (which I still have in my studio.)
aw man.. that's really cool.. have you ever screened them? sounds like a good party.
I love those MGM logos. I always looked forward to them when watching those Tex Avery or "Tom and Jerry" shorts.