Hollywood of the 1930s

By: Barbara Rosenbusch

The Start of the Golden Age

At the very beginning of movies they had silent movies, but at the start of the 30s they began going to movies with sound. When the sounded moves first came out they were very expensive because it was expensive to pay for the equipment they used. The country was still reeling from the effects of the Great Depression, so they were very sad all the time. Studios began to make motion pictures to lift up their audiences from all the money loss. Although the 30s were the time of the Great Depression, they also marked the start of Hollywood's Golden Age.The studios got bigger and better because they were trying to lighten the moods of this harsh reality. During this period new genres were formed, new stars were born, and the studio system got bigger and bigger.

Actors of the 1930s

One of the most famous actors of the 1930s had to be Charlie Chaplin. He was known for his silent AND sounded movies and most of them were made in the 30s. Another actor that you will probably find a picture of is Clark Gable. He was best known for his portrayal of Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind. One actor that has a world-renowned movie is Boris Karloff. His movie is, you guessed it, Frankenstein. Joan Blondell was a very important actress of the 1930s with her biggest one being The Public Enemy. A very beloved actress was Shirley Temple. She was pretty much known for her attitude and sas, and everyone loved all the movies she premiered in. Overall I think the 1930s had the best actors of all time.

Movies of the 30s

One of the greatest movies of all time was the Wizard of OZ, which was made in the 1930s. In 1933 a big action packed movie, King Kong, came to the theaters of Hollywood. The movie Gone With the Wind was made in 1939. More than 7,500 movies were released between 1930 and 1945, which was probably why it was named Hollywood's Golden Age. More than 80 million people came to the theater at least once a week.
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