The "Golden Age of Hollywood" is fondly remembered as being 5 decades of true "movie star" glamor and movie milestones. It also was also when the movie studios were untouchable, and the movies they made were worth their weight in gold. In the 1920s to the early 1960s, thousands of movies were released by Hollywood studios, and audiences were captivated, and the stars and starlets were idolized.
Unfortunately, beginning in the 60's, the popularization of television slowly eroded the theater going experience, as it satisfied the entertainment itch of the viewer without leaving the comfort of their own homes. The names Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Benny Hill and Lucy were becoming more popular than the names of the previous gods and goddesses of the silver screen like Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, and Audrey Hepburn. Fast forward another 5 decades, there are hundreds of TV channels, on demand movies, streaming services, and every 3rd person seems to have a YouTube channel...the days of the "Hollywood star" being a unique and rare figure that captivated the world are sadly behind us.
Thankfully, you can read the reviews, get a peak into the life of those stars, and experience the marketing of these movies in on of the hundreds of Community History Archives provided by the libraries and newspaper publishers across the United States. Advantage Archives is proud to partner with them by hosting millions (and millions) of historical newspaper images in these online archives for free.
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- White ceramic
- 11 oz (0.33 l)
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