What Was the Roaring 20s?

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring 20s, also known as the Roaring Twenties, is a period where the Western countries, primarily the United States, received economic prosperity that led to the invention and the prominence of several important devices and machines in human history. This period in the 1920s is also often referred to as the … Read more

Who Were Charlie Chaplin’s Contemporaries?

Harold Lloyd portrait

Many of those that belong to the younger generation recognize Charlie Chaplin as the “mascot” or the “face” of the silent film era, which is a period in movie history where black-and-white films that have no sound were prominent. However, what most people today don’t know is that there are other stars … Read more

What Was the Silent Movie Era?

Charlie Chaplin in the silent film The Gold Rush in 1925

The silent film era, which occurred from 1894 to 1929, is considered to be the starting point of the movie industry, as silent movies were considered to be the first films produced that bears similarities to the movies that we know today. Besides being the pioneers, many silent films in the late … Read more

Who Were the Famous Directors of the Silent Movie Era?

Alice Guy the first female director

The silent movie era was an interesting and important period in the film industry, as it is through the limited features and resources of silent movies that we see the potential of adding sounds and color into them, thus motivating many directors, producers, and film-making companies to improve upon the technology to … Read more