Watching this video every morning is a great way to start an awesome day. I applaud the person that took time to put this beauty together. Made from 66 scenes from some of the earliest musicals, this video is a piece of art. All the movies you see are from the Golden Age, no later than 1954, some of them are lost forever with only minutes on reels that have survived. None of these clips were sped up or slowed down. Please, enjoy and SHARE.
Golden age of Hollywood lasted from the end of the silent era in the late 1920s to the early 1960s. All the movies were made by the Hollywood studios. The Big Five film making studios were MGM, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and RKO. Each studio owned hundreds of theaters in cities and towns across America. One studio could have thousands of employees, even actors and directors were employees of a particular film studio. Directors those days were not considered artists, and only a few, like Henry Hathaway, Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, and Howard Hawks, were able to fulfill their artistic views. First musical films appeared in 1923-24. They were made by Lee de Forest and they were short. The Golden Age started with The Jazz Singer musical released in 1927 by Warner Brothers. That’s when silent era came to an end. Hollywood released more than 100 musical films in 1930, but only 14 in 1931. The audience got fed up with musicals and moved on. The 30th opened the Star studded era. MGM dominated the industry and had most of the top stars in Hollywood. Leading stars of the era such as Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich were labeled “Box office Poison.” They were payed huge salaries, despite failure at the box office, which dramatically decreased profits. The peak of the studio system was reached in 1939. That year these classics were introduced to the world: The Wizard of Oz, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Gone with the Wind, etc. Gone with the Wind held the record of highest-grossing film for 25 years, adjusted for inflation, it has earned more than any other film ever.