Filming the MGM lion, 1928
You know the roaring lion you see at the beginning of movies? His name is Leo, and he’s the official mascot of the film studio MGM. This photo shows the filming of the logo in 1928. Seems kind of dangerous to us.
But Leo wasn’t there from the beginning; since 1916 the production company used seven different lions in the filming of the logo. Leo, the current lion, is in use since 1957.