The early 20th century in America is brought back to vibrant life in dramatic color. Explore Alaska's statehood, witness the FBI's war against public enemies, follow immigrants in search of the American dream, and track the nation's industrial rise and creation of a workforce that would build the richest and most powerful economy in the world. Using cutting-edge digital colorization technology, this is a look at some of the most seminal landmarks, people, and moments in American history.
Much like the movies it cranked out, Hollywood in the first half of the 20th century was a spectacle rife with star power and sweeping drama. Studio bosses controlled the business, stars captivated the world, and critics questioned its morality. Presented in restored and colorized footage of the day, witness the seminal moments of the movie industry’s rise to prominence, the celebrities it spawned, the controversies it faced, and the obstacles it overcame as it fought to remain America’s Dream Factory.
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