To supply films for his theatre chain, Marcus Loew bought out Metro Pictures and Goldwyn Pictures. However because of a need to oversee his Hollywood operations, he bought out Louis B. Mayer Pictures in 1924 to form MGM. Though in the early years, films start out as "Louis B. Mayer Presents. A Metro-Goldwyn Picture".
- This logo was used during the MGM era from the 1920s-1950s, with the appropriate addendum.