Category: Entertainment

1917 in Music

Phonograph records co-existed with phonograph cylinders up until the 1920’s. By 1910, the 78 rpm, 10-inch (25.4 cm) record was the popular standard, holding about three minutes of music or other entertainment on each side. Notable Events: The first jazz recordings were made by the Original Dixieland Jass Band (later changed to Original Dixieland Jazz Band). The […]

1917 in Film

Films were silent and black and white. However, in September Technicolor System 1, a two-color process, was introduced and used in the film The Gulf Between. Another first was a feature-length animated film made in Argentina by Quirino Cristiani titled El Apóstol. U.S. Top Grossing Films Cleopatra starring Theda Bara (nicknamed The Vamp, she was one of […]

Dirty Dozen Roundup

The competition was fierce as the movies battled each other to be in the top twelve. One by one, they earned their position in this year’s competition. The Winners of This Year’s Top Twelve -in no particular order- Galaxy Quest A space comedy not to be forgotten. “Never give up, never surrender.” Shaun of the Dead […]

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