Ever wondered who made the first movie? Why the lunatics took over the asylum or who first cut to the chase?
How about the fact that up until 1925, 50% of copyrighted screenplays were written by women – or that one of Universal’s biggest hits in 1916 was a film that explored abortion?
Before the slickly controlled Golden Age of the studio system, there was an *old* Old Hollywood, a cacophony of chaos and creativity where anything went and everyone made it up as they went along.
This podcast is dedicated to exploring the Dark Ages of movies, the true dawn of Hollywood where the power lay in the hands of women, immigrants and outcasts.