for their upcoming 1934-35 season, MGM held a convention in Chicago for distributors and executives (documented in a short film MGM’s March On In 1934-35) and to commemorate the event and grease the wheels for greater bookings, presented to Jack Flynn (head of their Mideast film distribution division) this amazing illustration board mat with oval-cut openings that highlight portraits of MGM’s top 25 stars of the time, each of whom has neatly signed in brown fountain pen under their respective portrait…

Mickey Rooney, Norma Shearer, Robert (Bob) Taylor, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Clark Gable, Groucho, Chico, and Harpo Marx, Jimmy Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Spencer Tracy, Robert Montgomery, Eleanor Powell, Greer Garson, Hedy Lamarr, Judy Garland, Nelson Eddy, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Wallace (Wally) Beery, Jeanette MacDonald, Lana Turner, Ann Southern, and Rosalind Russell

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