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Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Sun May 23, 2010 8:49 am

Anyone of you good people ever got themselves to these gates?

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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Sun May 23, 2010 9:58 am

Thank you very much Funky. With the attached link, we should begin a discussion on place of shootings locations

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=45918&view=previous

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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Sun May 23, 2010 11:04 am

I think this is what the entrance looks like today.

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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Sun May 23, 2010 11:12 am

Nice & good to see it ! :wink:

Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Sun May 23, 2010 1:01 pm

Thanks for posting. Here is another version.
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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Sun May 23, 2010 1:25 pm

Peter1970, thanks for stopping by! I love the top right-hand corner b/w photo! Cheers :smt023

Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Mon May 24, 2010 7:56 am

The old gates were so much cooler.

Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Mon May 24, 2010 1:41 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:The old gates were so much cooler.


More angular, too !

Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Mon May 24, 2010 4:42 pm

I beleive the old gates are still there and what you're looking at in the google street view is actually a block or so away with a parking garage to the right. The old gates are visible down the roadway past the arches.
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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Mon May 24, 2010 4:58 pm

Well spotted, James !

That's good news !

Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 8:45 am

JamesVRoy :smt023

Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 3:11 pm

thefunkyangel wrote:JamesVRoy :smt023



What's the street address you used for google?

Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 3:26 pm

I used Sony Pictures‎ 10202 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA‎
But the new gates are here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 54.96,,0,5

Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 3:47 pm

Thanks Peter, The address then for the overland gate is roughly 3980 Overland Ave. Culver City
Apparantly even the Google images are a little dated. The original gate still pictured in the google images is now gone and replaced with a new span, as are the adjacent bulidings on the lot there.
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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 3:51 pm

the new gate
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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 4:12 pm

James,

Yes,
I think Elvis drives on Palm Ct Way over the Overland Ave in to the old gates in TTWII.

Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 5:33 pm

since we're on it,
here is the gate when it was still MGM in 76
http://www.seeing-stars.com/ImagePages/MGM76Photo1a.shtml

here is the gate in 1988 as Lorimar pictures
http://www.seeing-stars.com/ImagePages/LorimarPhoto1a.shtml

and more recently as Sony, though I belive its gone now too
http://www.seeing-stars.com/ImagePages/SonyStudioTourPhoto1.shtml

The original MGM colonade entrance in 1925
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The whole lot from the other end and where the ceremonial colonade entrance is (1937)
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Tue May 25, 2010 7:34 pm

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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 7:38 pm

JamesVRoy, thankyou for adding those links. It was good to see the gates through out the years. Also, it's good to see where my image, that was sent to me, via email years ago, came from. Cheers :smt023

Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 7:48 pm

Terry wrote:Here a LARGE map of Culver City Studio area

Big Size

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2617/391 ... df38_o.jpg


Terry, that's a seperate Studio than MGM and located almost a mile away up Washington Blvd.

Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 7:51 pm

Okay :wink:

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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 8:37 pm

Thank you for the detective work James and Terry!
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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 8:48 pm

Peter1970 wrote:Thank you for the detective work James and Terry!

OK, given Peter's latest post it appears that the gate where Elvis is pictured is not the Overland gate at all but rather the East gate (see Terry's map).
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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 9:03 pm

The original TTWII from 1970 shows more of the MGM than TTWII SE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBUQho8j ... re=related
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Re: Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer - Studios

Tue May 25, 2010 9:16 pm

Peter1970 wrote:The original TTWII from 1970 shows more of the MGM than TTWII SE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBUQho8j ... re=related


Yeah, the film confirms it. the road they drive down to get to the gate though is no long there either, but its visible in the 1937 photo. Looks like Kerkorian really ruined the place in the '70s.

The company was bought out by corporate raider Kirk Kerkorian, who auctioned off the studio's prized possessions, and sold 38 acres of the studio's legendary back lots to housing developers. (Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" fetched $15,000, while the Cowardly Lion's costume went for $2,400.) Historic sets were leveled. He funneled the money which he drained from the studio into construction of the giant M-G-M Grand hotel in Las Vegas.