The Golden Age of Hollywood, sometimes referred to as the period of classical Hollywood cinema, started with the silent movie era and the first major feature-length silent movie called The Birth of a Nation (1915). The Golden Age of Hollywood ended with the demise of the studio system, theemergence of television, the rising costs and subsequent losses notably Cleopatra (1963).
Classic beauties of the Golden Years of Hollywood, from left to right: Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth, and Marilyn Monroe in the 1940s
During the Golden Age of Hollywood, thousands of movies were issued from the Hollywood studios, and of course the classic beauties played very important roles in this era.
These rare and gorgeous color photographs that captured portraits of classic beauties in the late 1930s and 1940s.