THE DISC & RECORDINGS:
Now available on CD-R and MP3 download from Amazon.com are
these special radio shows from MGM. Over the years, MGM released "air
trailers" to promote their films. These were
16" discs featuring dramatice selections and, in the case
of the musicals, performances from the prerecording sessions
and are technically the first "MGM
Soundtracks" ever released. CLICK
HERE for a few examples of the original discs.
The records also had a disclaimer which read: "For Sustaining Program Only - Not to be
played on a sponsored program other than a program sponsored
by a theatre in which Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer pictures appear." As well as "Please destroy after use" (obviously
someone DID NOT do this!).
program on this CD is also available separately.
All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.