Category: The Black Series

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 […]

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