Hollywood Movie Memories – It is my hope that this blog will, in it’s own small way, serve to keep the historically rich memories of the movies and stars of the 1920s – 1950s alive and appreciated.
These decades provided us with the beauty of black and white film-making, the technology that added sound to films and the creation of full-color motion picture production, originality of plot lines, a wealth of acting talent, outstanding producers and directors, and just about every significant detail that went into movie production. These contributions are the foundation of everything we see on the movie screen today.
As I have gotten older, I began to realize that to today’s youth the words “movie nostalgia” relate to something during the 1980’s. It seemed that the appeal of films prior to that time has been lost in a time warp.
I can only hope that interest in these films will be discovered by young people everywhere. I am confident that if they take the time to view these older movies they will experience the same captivating Hollywood magic that many of us have felt all our lives. In an effort to give them a head-start, this blog will offer many film suggestions from all film genre, for each decade from the 1920s through the 1950s. The genre here are general in nature and serve as merely a starting point for which to search for a specific type of film that one may desire to view.
For those already familiar with these movies, I hope to jog some pleasant memories of films enjoyed during your lifetime that you may wish to see again, and to remind you to view any that you may have missed or forgotten.
The film suggestions here were compiled by me, and I hope they accurately represent the best of movie-making during these decades. Also included will be articles and notes of interest regarding Hollywood and film-making that you may find interesting. These were the days when Hollywood truly was glamorous.
This information will be a ‘work in progress’ for some time, so please bear with me and be patient as content is added. I am in no way a professional, just a guy who loves old movies and wishes to share their memories.