#30: An Iconic Lion
The film was really beginning to take off in the late 1920s. Hollywood’s first talkie (a movie with sound) premiered in 1927, and all studios eagerly jumped on board. MGM Studios wanted to even add sound to their intros, and they wanted it to be spectacular. So, naturally, that would involve a live lion roaring at the camera.
Nearly a century later, MGM studios still feature a roaring lion in its introduction. But have you ever thought about how they captured that iconic clip? This picture shows that moment in 1928; these two technicians are trying to film and record a lion roaring. He looks like just another cooperative actor; we just hope they were able to keep him happy during the shoot.