Before Hollywood became the industry that it is today, it began with the golden age of movie stars and celebrities that were symbols of a whole new generation of beauty and elegance. It was a time of growth and major milestones in film, when movies were no longer silent, nor were they black and white, but rather an entire cinematic experience and those that starred in the films were seemingly heroic and untouchable. Back then, Hollywood stars were all glitz and glamour, bringing a form of sophistication that the world had never seen before. Modern celebrities may try to bring the same appeal to the big screen today, but there is just something to be said about old Hollywood stars.
Here are 40 iconic celebrities from Hollywood’s memorable Golden Age.