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Filming the MGM logo

Shooting the original MGM logo. The first lion used for the logo was named Slats. He was used on all black and white films from 1924 to The lion was a tribute to logo designer Howard Dietz's alma mater Columbia University, whose mascot was the lion.

Robert Wadlow (Feb. 22nd, 1918-July 15th, 1940).  Robert Pershing Wadlow was known as The World's Tallest Man.  At the time of his death, he stood an impressive 8'11" and wore a size 37AA shoe.  Those who knew him say Robert was a friendly, bright, and warm person who charmed everyone he met.  Unfortunately, he developed an infection from the leg braces he had to wear and died at the young age of 22.

Robert Wadlow (Aka: The Alton Giant-Alton, IL) was the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow reached 8 ft in m) in height and weighed 439 lb kg) at his death at age 22 in 1940 ~