Watching Old Movies: Battleship Potemkin (1925)

1925   What happened this year? Lotta kinda crappy stuff, to be honest. Hitler started writing Mein Kampf, the SS were first formed (as a bodyguard unit for Hitler), the Ku Klux Klan organised a parade in Washington DC with over 30,000 marchers (which was a lot in 1920's terms) to show off their popularity, Mussolini began... Continue Reading →

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Watching Old Movies: Sherlock Jr (1924)

1924   What happened this year? Stuff happened! Lenin died, the Ottoman Empire was abolished, J Edgar Hoover became head of the FBI, Mercedes-Benz was formed by a merger of two different companies, famed movie studio MGM was created and someone invented the Caesar Salad! One of my favourite stories that did caught my eye though was... Continue Reading →

Watching Old Movies: Safety Last (1923)

1923   What happened this year? Hey, remember that hyperinflation of German currency I mentioned last time? Well, it kinda hit its peak this year. Specifically, it got to the point where 1 German mark grew to the equivalent of 4.2 trillion dollars! (I feel there's a box office joke I should be probably making right now,... Continue Reading →

Watching Old Movies: Nosferatu (1922)

1922   What happened this year? Some neat stuff, some not so neat. On the neat side, the first successful insulin treatment for diabetes was administered! On the not so neat side, Mussolini seized power in Italy. On the neat side, Rebecca L. Felton became the first female US Senator. On the not so neat... Continue Reading →

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