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This is a block of ORIGINAL M.G.M. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios Pad of the MGM Release Schedule for September 1961 in Culver City California.

It is a tablet that measures 8-1/2" x 11" about 50 plus pages all the same glued like a tablet!

It has a place to handwrite a booking of a film title. It shows release date, the production, Director and stars of the films that were availabe to the theaters at the time.

The big film that was being advertised OVER 55 YEARS ago was the re-release of the 1959 Epic M.G.M. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Spectacular motion picture,

Ben-Hur

Director: William Wyler

Writers: Lew Wallace (novel), Karl Tunberg (screenplay)

A Tale of the Christ

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

When Prince Judah Ben-Hur hears that his childhood friend Messala has been named to command the Roman garrison of Jerusalem, he is thrilled. He soon finds however that his friend has changed and has become an arrogant conqueror, full of the grandeur of Rome. When Judah refuses to divulge the names of Jews who oppose Roman rule, Messala decides to make an example of him and sends him off as a galley slave. Through fate and good fortune, Judah survives the galleys and manages to return to Jerusalem in the hopes of finding his mother and sister, who were also imprisoned, and to seek revenge against his one-time friend.

The entire cast included:

Cast

Charlton Heston ... Judah Ben-Hur
Jack Hawkins ... Quintus Arrius
Haya Harareet ... Esther
Stephen Boyd ... Messala
Hugh Griffith ... Sheik Ilderim
Martha Scott ... Miriam
Cathy O'Donnell ... Tirzah
Sam Jaffe ... Simonides
Finlay Currie ... Balthasar / Narrator
Frank Thring ... Pontius Pilate
Terence Longdon ... Drusus
George Relph ... Tiberius Caesar
André Morell ... Sextus

The other films that were being released were: TARZAN GOES TO INDIA with JOCK MAHONEY, LEO GORDON, SIMI, MARK DANA, TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN with KIRK DOUGLAS, CYD CHARISSE. GEORGE HAMILTON, and DAMON & PYTHIAS with GUY WILLIAMS of LOST IN SPACE and ZORRO fame, DON BURNETT, and LIANA ORFEI.

The pad is in good shape, it's the same information on every sheet, it's a unique item because it's like a pad of paper. Great for the classic MGM movie lover!

Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!

MORE INFO ON M.G.M. : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., or MGM, is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of films and television programs.

MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Pictures. Loew combined them into a new film company with Mayer as its head of production. The newly formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was intended to provide quality feature films for the Loew's Theatres chain and was wholly owned by Loew's Incorporated.

From the end of the silent film era through World War II, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the most prominent motion picture studio in Hollywood, with the greatest output of all of the studios: at its height, it released an average of one feature film a week, along with many short subjects and serials. A victim of the massive restructuring of the motion picture industry during the 1950s and 1960s, it was ultimately unable to cope with the loss of its theater chain due to the U.S. Supreme Court decision United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. (1948) and the power shift from studio bosses to independent producers and agents.

On April 8, 2005, the company was acquired by a partnership led by Sony Corporation of America and Comcast in association with Texas Pacific Group (now TPG Capital, L.P.) and Providence Equity Partners. MGM Mirage, a Las Vegas-based hotel and casino company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "MGM", is not currently affiliated with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Established in 1924, MGM is tied for the fifth-oldest movie studio in history with Columbia Pictures. The studio's motto, "Ars Gratia Artis", is Latin meaning "Art for art's sake."

On April 16, 2009, MGM celebrated its 85th anniversary.

This item is part of Backlot Movie Memorabilia and collectibles in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood, where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!!!

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