Goldwyn Pictures Corporation was an American motion picture production company founded in 1916 by Samuel Gelbfisz in partnership with Broadway producers Edgar and Archibald Selwyn using an amalgamation of both last names to create the name. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The year 1916 in film involved some significant events Events October 17 - A Daughter of the Gods released - first US production with Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Edgar Selwyn ( 20 October, 1875 &ndash 13 February, 1944) was an American film Playwright, producer and director An Amalgamated name is a name that is form by combining several previously existing names (The other alternative, Selfish Pictures, was immediately discarded. ) Seeing an opportunity, Samuel Gelbfisz then had his name legally changed to Samuel Goldwyn. Samuel Goldwyn ( ca. July 1879 &ndash 31 January 1974) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award -winning producer
At the beginning, Goldwyn Pictures rented production facilities in Fort Lee, New Jersey from Solax Studios. Fort Lee is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. Solax Studios was an American motion picture studio founded in 1910 by executives from the Gaumont Film Company of France. The Goldwyn Pictures Corporation proved moderately successful but it is their Leo the Lion trademark for which the organization is most famous. Leo the Lion is the mascot for the Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, featured in the studio's Production logo. Samuel Goldwyn was eventually forced out by his partners who then brought in Lee Shubert, the head of The Shubert Organization that was the dominant live theatre operator in the United States. Levi "Lee" Shubert ( March 25 1871 – December 25 1953) was a Polish-born American theatre owner/operator and The Shubert Organization was founded by the Shubert brothers, Sam S Shubert took control and merged the company with movie theater magnate Marcus Loew and his Metro Pictures Corporation giving the "Leo the Lion" trade mark to their new entity. Cinemaaustraliajpg|thumb|A movie theater in Australia ]]A movie theater, movie theatre, picture theatre or cinema is a venue Marcus Loew ( May 7, 1870 &ndash September 5, 1927) was an American business magnate and a pioneer of the Motion picture Metro Pictures Corporation was an American Motion picture production company founded in late 1915 by Richard A When Metro Pictures acquired Louis B. Mayer Pictures, it resulted in a new studio with the name Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which merged with United Artists in 1981 to form the MGM/UA Entertainment Company. Louis Burt Mayer (born Lazar Meir July 4, 1884 &ndash October 29, 1957) was an early Film producer, most This article is about the film studio Previously it was affiliated with a cinema chain bearing its name now owned by Regal Entertainment Group.
Samuel Goldwyn went on to form Samuel Goldwyn Productions in 1923. Samuel Goldwyn Studio was the name that Samuel Goldwyn used to refer to the Pickford-Fairbanks Studios lot and the offices and stages that his company Goldwyn Pictures He would become one of the most respected filmmakers in the industry, but oddly enough never had any tangible connection to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, having been forced out before the merger.