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    Historic MGM 1924 merger celebration document signed by (175+) Golden Age stars. (1924) Vintage one-of-a-kind commemorative 23 x 60 in. document signed by stars celebrating the merger of Metro (Irving Thalberg representing Marcus Loew), Goldwyn (Samuel Goldwyn) and Mayer (Louis B. Mayer). With approx. 20 x 7 in. paste up montage photograph of the throngs of attendees at the historic festivities and celebration is tipped to a gold leaf field at the top of the document. Star signatures include Lon Chaney, Sr., Erich von Stroheim, Will Rogers, Norma Shearer, Ramon Novarro, Frank Borzage, Jean Herscholt, Fred Niblo, Zasu Pitts, Warner Baxter, Charlie Murray, Clarence Badger, Conrad Nagel, Cedric Gibbons, Jim Tully, Victor Seastrom, Mae Murray, Warner Oland, and many more. The milestone event was an opulent affair with President Coolidge sending personal congratulations. The head of the Pacific Fleet was in attendance and airplanes flew overhead dropping rose petals on the crowds. Louis B. Mayer gave a keynote speech on visionary plans for the bold future of the newly formed studio, after which he was presented an enormous key with the single word, "Success" written on it. With age and handling and some tape staining. Accompanied by the original vintage frame. In vintage good condition.

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    October, 2017
    7th Saturday
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