• Documentary
  • Rated: NR
  • Director: David Shepard
  • Writer: David Thaxton
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The fabulous Roaring Twenties live again in these two films, which capture the glamour and excitement of the snazziest and most audacious era of the American experience. The nation was at peace, the economy was flush, and a whole new generation was swept up in a wave of good times. Gloria Swanson, legendary star of the silent screen, narrates The Age of Ballyhoo, which is enriched with her own colorful memories, film clips and photographs. Winner of two film festival Gold Medals, two Silver Medals, and three Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, this 1973 documentary is assembled from rare, authentic souvenirs of the period: songs, graphics, newsreels and movies. Among them are scenes of Swanson in Manhandled and The Loves of Sunya, the sound newsreel of Lindbergh's take-off for Paris, sound footage of the original 1927 production of Show Boat and of blues legend Bessie Smith!
  • Documentary
  • Rated: NR
  • Director: David Shepard
  • Writer: David Thaxton

  • Gloria Swanson
    Leatrice Joy
    Clara Bow
    Calvin Coolidge
    Grace Coolidge
    Douglas Fairbanks
    Florence Kling Harding
    Warren G. Harding
    Lou Henry Hoover
    Charles A. Lindbergh
    Antonio Moreno
    Mary Pickford
    Nicola Sacco
    Thelma Todd
    Raquel Torres

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  • (1973)

  • Documentary
  • Rated: NR
  • Director: David Shepard
  • Writer: David Thaxton
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Synopsis

The fabulous Roaring Twenties live again in these two films, which capture the glamour and excitement of the snazziest and most audacious era of the American experience. The nation was at peace, the economy was flush, and a whole new generation was swept up in a wave of good times. Gloria Swanson, legendary star of the silent screen, narrates The Age of Ballyhoo, which is enriched with her own colorful memories, film clips and photographs. Winner of two film festival Gold Medals, two Silver Medals, and three Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, this 1973 documentary is assembled from rare, authentic souvenirs of the period: songs, graphics, newsreels and movies. Among them are scenes of Swanson in Manhandled and The Loves of Sunya, the sound newsreel of Lindbergh's take-off for Paris, sound footage of the original 1927 production of Show Boat and of blues legend Bessie Smith!

Starring
  • Gloria Swanson
    Leatrice Joy
    Clara Bow
    Calvin Coolidge
    Grace Coolidge
    Douglas Fairbanks
    Florence Kling Harding
    Warren G. Harding
    Lou Henry Hoover
    Charles A. Lindbergh
    Antonio Moreno
    Mary Pickford
    Nicola Sacco
    Thelma Todd
    Raquel Torres