“The Golden Age of Hollywood” began in 1930 and continued through the 1940’s. Hollywood had transitioned from Silent Films to “Talkies” with little of no consequence. (other than some actors not transitioning well). B y the end of the decade, Films were making another transition; from black and white to color films. Big film genre’s began making their mark, such as; musicals,gangster films, westerns, horror and many others.
Unfortunately the 1930’s was also the decade that the United States fell into the Great Depression, and Hollywood felt the toil as well. By 1933, the Depression was being felt by the decrease in movie theater attendance. This did not stop movies from being made, and many great “Depression” movies hit the theater, as well as upbeat lighthearted films and comedies. The decade of the 30’s, even with all the changes and setbacks, became on of the greatest decades of film history.
Over the next few weeks and months I am going to take a look at some of my favorite films, actors and actresses, as well as some of the Hollywood secrets, scandals and trivia that made the 1930’s the Golden Age of Hollywood!