176: The 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts D√©coratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Art) in Paris, the term Art Deco derives from the exposition’s title, though Art Deco was not widely used until popularized by art historian Bevis Hillier’s 1968 book Art Deco of the 20s and 30s.

177: What did the guy supposedly create in memory of the mascot?

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  1. In 1928, the Columbia mascot took on a more visible position as the logo for Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, and subsequently MGM after the studio’s merger. MGM’s lion, “Leo”, was the creation of Howard Dietz , who created it for Goldwyn Pictures while working for the Philip Goodman Advertising Agency. It is said that he was inspired by Columbia’s fight song, “Roar, Lion, Roar”.

  2. The MGM Lion logo was inspired as a dedication to the Columbia University athletic team “Lions” by Howard Dietz (the man in the picture)

  3. MGM’s Leo the Lion trademark.

    Howard Dietz (Picture 1) used the mascot from Columbia University as a tribute to his alma mater.

  4. Ahh.. trying this after a long time and my college question are there:

    Howard Dietz created Leo the lion for MGM inspired by his alma mater’s mascot Roar-ee the lion.

    Of course Columbia is the most useless team in all sports so its mascot doesn’t actually matter..

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