MGM lion

Vintage: Hollywood Lion – Fearless Fagan in 1951

Vintage: Hollywood Lion – Fearless Fagan in 1951

The lion was owned by Floyd C. Humeston, who raised Fagan from a cub. In the early 1950s, Humeston was drafted into the Army and couldn’t find a suitable caretaker for his pet lion. Humeston first raised suspicions when he requested an emergency 14-day furlough to take care of his giant pet. Without a permanent home for Fagan, Humeston then…
Vintage: Recording the MGM lion (1920s)

Vintage: Recording the MGM lion (1920s)

Leo the Lion is the mascot for the Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and one of its predecessors, Goldwyn Pictures, featured in the studio’s production logo, which was created by the Paramount Studios art director Lionel S. Reiss. Though MGM has referred to all of the lions used in their trademark as “Leo the Lion”, only the current lion, in use…