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MGM Stars, 1943

Katharine Hepburn, 1943

Can you find your favorite red head? Yep she’s seated to the left of MGM’s Louis B. Mayer. This publicity shot was taken for MGM’s 20th anniversay in 1943.

Since it was a bit difficult to see Ms. Hepburn I isolated her for you.

These were the days of the star system, where actors were under contract to churn out the movies.

Look at the stars gathered in this room and look at the size of that cake in the forefront. Remember if you click on this picture it will grow in size for better viewing.

So you can see exactly who was present and accounted for, here is the seating chart.

Photograph of Louis B Mayer & 64 MGM stars for the Studio’s 20th birthday 1943.
Left to right

Front Row:
James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Louis B Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunne, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore

Second Row:
Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, Gene Kelly, Jackie Jenkins

Third Row:
Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig, Donna Reed, Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Marsha Hunt, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Robert Benchley

Fourth Row:
Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Keenan Wynn, Diana Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Esther Williams, Ann Richards, Marta Linden, Lee Bowman, Richard Carlson, Mary Astor

Fifth Row:
Blanche Ring, Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Bert Lahr, Frances Gifford, June Allyson, Richard Whorf, Frances Rafferty, Spring Byington, Connie Gilchrist, Gladys Cooper

Sixth Row:
Ben Blue, Chill Wills, Keye Luke, Barry Nelson, Desi Arnaz, Henry O’Neill, Bob Crosby Rags Ragland

See you at “The Kate.”
Ann Nyberg, Trustee, KHCAC

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