11 January 2011

The MGM Lion

We've all seen it somewhere or the other; the lion that roars in a ring just before any MGM movie or cartoon. Did you ever think, how did they actually film it? First, a quick view of the lion just to refresh your memory (if you're viewing this post from Facebook it won't show, please click through to the actual post):

And here's a photo I just found of the actual filming back in the 1920's. This is totally badass, and I must say, those two guys have more balls than I ever will. Great stuff: