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Revised 27/7/14

M.G.M.
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1949-1976

Labels

A Division of
Loew's Incorporated
A Division of
Loew's Incorporated
A Division of
Loew's Incorporated
A Division of
Loew's Incorporated
45 8001 - 1949
to
45 8011 - 1949
K 10001 - 1949 
to
K 12828 - 1959
K 12785 - 1958
MGM Records 12th Anniversary Celebratio
STEREO
SK 50121 - 1959
MGM Records was  started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio in late 1946, for the purpose of releasing soundtrack albums of their musical films.
In the early 1950s, MGM Records was considered one of the major record companies (besides Columbia, RCA, Decca, Capitol, Mercury and Coral) and had its own manufacturing facilities. Subsidiary Cub Records was launched in 1958 and Verve Records was acquired from Norman Granz in 1961. Other MGM subsidiaries and distributed labels included Kama Sutra (from 1965 to 1969), Ava, Heritage, Metro (for budget albums), Hickory, MGM South, L&R, and Lionel.
MGM also distributed Cameo-Parkway Records briefly in 1967.
In 1972, the label was sold to the newly-founded Dutch-German PolyGram, which tried to get a share of the American market by buying US record companies. PolyGram tried to re-establish MGM as a mainstream rock label, but failed. 
A Division of
Loew's Incorporated
A Division of
Loew's Incorporated
A Division of
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
A Division of
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
K 12829 - 1959
to
K 13241 - jun 1964
STEREO 33 1/3
 K 13242 - jun 1964
to
K 13917 - 1968
K 13917 - 1968
to
K 14407 - 1972
MGM Records Inc.
7165 Sunset Boulevard
Blue/yellow
Different layout/fonts
K 14418 - 1972
to
K 14852 - 1976
Label discontinued
K 14418 - 1972
Reissues
KGC series
Reissues
KGC series
Reissues
KGC series
Reissues
KGC series
Reissues
MVG series (PolyGram)
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Sleeves
Ran
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1951
to
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Brown paper
EP albums - K-series
1949 - 1950
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 2
1951
to
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Khaki paper
EP albums - K-series
1949 - 1950
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 3
1952
to
1955
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EP albums - K-series
1950 - 1952
Small notch
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 4
1952
to
1955
EP albums - K-series
1950 - 1952
Large notch
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 5
1955
to
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Brown paper
EP-albums - X-series 1955
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 6
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to
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Khaki paper
EP-albums - X-series 1955
. Ref 132  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 7
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to
.
Wide spacing
(Same text both sides)
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 8
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to
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Wide spacing
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9
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to
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Wide spacing
Text 141.5 mm wide
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 10
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to
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Wide spacing
Text 141.5 mm wide
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 11
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to
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Wide spacing
Text 139 mm wide
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 12 a
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to
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Wide spacing
Text 139 mm wide
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 12 b
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to
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Wide spacing
Text 139 mm wide
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 13
.
to
.
Narrow spacing
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 14
.
to
Summer 1962
Narrow spacing
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 15
Early 1962
Occasionally
Loew's Incorporated
Narrow spacing
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 16
Early 1962
Occasionally
Loew's Incorporated
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 17
Summer 1962
to
Autumn 1962
Loew's Incorporated
Large Lion
Artists
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 18
Autumn 1962
to
K 13241 - jun 1964
Loew's Incorporated
Large Lion
No artists
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 19
K 13242 - jun 1964
to
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Small Lion
Back:
near "Records"
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 20
.
to
Early 1966
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Small Lion
Front:
near "Records"
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 21
Early 1966
to
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Small Lion
Front:
10 mm off "Records"
T.R. 1-66
(Back - inside right flap)
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 22
.
to
June 1967
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Small Lion
Back:
near "Records"
B.P. 5-66
(Back - inside right flap)
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 23
June 1967
to
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Back: Text near lion
Slash after "Inc."
New York address
 10019 below YN-MAY
. Ref 132A  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 24
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to
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc,
Front: Text near lion
Slash after "Inc."
New York address
 10019 below YN-MAY
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 25
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to
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Text near lion
Slash after "Inc."
New York address
 10019 below YN-MAY
   Curved top - high top  Inside glued  
No 26
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to
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Text near lion
Slash after "Inc."
New York address
 10019 below WYN-
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 27
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to
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Text near lion
Slash after "Inc."
Hollywood Address
 90046 below LDWYN
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 28
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to
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Larger text
Text near lion
Slash after "Inc."
Hollywood Address
90046 below DWYN-
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 29 a
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to
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Text away from lion
No slash after "Inc."
Hollywood Address
90046 below DWYN-
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 29 b
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to
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Text away from lion
No slash after "Inc."
Hollywood Address
90046 below DWYN-
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 29 c
.
to
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Text away from lion
No slash after "Inc."
Hollywood Address
90046 below DWYN-
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 30
.
to
.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Front: Text near lion
Slash after "Inc."
Hollywood Address
 Wider text - different font
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 31
.
to
.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Front: Text near lion
Slash after "Inc."
Hollywood Address
 Wider text - different font
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 32
.
to
1971
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc.
Back: Text near lion
Slash after "Inc."
Hollywood Address
 Wider text - different font
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 33 a
1971
to
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Blue lettering
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 33 b
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to
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Blue lettering
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 33 c
.
to
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Blue lettering
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 34
.
to
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Blue lettering
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 35 a
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to
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White lettering
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 35 b
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to
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White lettering
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 35 c
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to
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White lettering
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 35 d
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to
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White lettering
No 36
.
to
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Thicker semi-glossy paper
White lettering
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 37
.
to
14852 - 1976
White lettering
Shorter text (134 mm)
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
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