I got this book on Wednesday, and recommend it for anyone who's interested in the history of M-G-M. The reading is informative without being "detail heavy". The story flows along smoothly, and the plethora of pictures show the life of this magical company. From genesis to last moments, this book gives enough attention to keep the reader engaged, without becoming preachy. Along the way some famous movies are mentioned, as you'd might expect, but the book does not reduce itself to a story of lists (an appendix of the movie and TV history is available at the back).
The authors give a break-down of each backlot, complete with maps and pictures to accompany the descriptions. You get to see the birth, rise and fall of M-G-M in real chronology.
Now to the REAL reason I wanted this tome - the reader gets to see homes and streets that look TZ familiar! While the book wasn't specifically aimed at Twilight Zone locations, many are seen or figured out, down to the Lot or "Street" they were filmed on. I confirmed the info contained here by youtube and Hulu checks. Not all episodes are identified, and sometimes a house attributed to one episode is in fact a different house, but the fun is in the discovery! One piece of info is erroneous in the appendix: a 1961 episode called "Two Loves" is included in the Twilight Zones listing for a certain location. This may be a misplaced entry. I didn't check "Two" for a matching location; that could be the error.
[Here's a small bite of info for you -- this set piece was used in TZ. Yours to identify... http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bananaphone5000/media/GoGoGorilla5/MGMAuction2-A.jpg.html]