MGM’s 20th anniversary in 1943
Photograph of Louis B Mayer & 64 MGM stars for the Studio’s 20th birthday 1943.
This publicity shot was taken for MGM’s 20th anniversary in 1943.
These were the days of the star system, where actors were under contract to churn out the movies.
Look at the stars gathered in this room and look at the size of that cake in the forefront.
*Left to right
James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamar, Katharine Hepburn,
Louis B Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunne, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore
Harry James, Brian Donleavy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery,
Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, Gene Kelly, Jackie Jenkins
Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig, Donna Reed,
Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Marsha Hunt, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Robert Benchley
Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Keenan Wynn, Diana Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell,
Esther Williams, Ann Richards, Marta Linden, Lee Bowman, Richard Carlson, Mary Astor
Blanche Ring, Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Bert Lahr, Frances Gifford, June Allyson,
Richard Whorf, Frances Rafferty, Spring Byington, Connie Gilchrist, Gladys Cooper
Ben Blue, Chill Wills, Keye Luke, Barry Nelson, Desi Arnaz, Henry O’Neill, Bob Crosby, Rags Ragland