This Fascinating 3-Minute Video Explains The Source Of That Strange Accent In Old Movies & Radio

by • February 18, 2020 • History, HollywoodlandComments (0)3064

Whenever you watch an old Hollywood movie or hear a clip from a radio broadcast of the same era, chances are you will hear that strangely familiar accent that you can’t quite explain. It’s one-part British, one-part New Yorky, and one-part full-on nasal. Up until today I always used to think that it was a very real accent, but thanks to the team at Brain Stuff I’ve learned exactly what it is and where it came from, and you can heck it out above. I’ve never been much of a fan of old Hollywood movies, but I never miss a chance to post Maxence Cyrin’s gorgeous cover of The Pixies’ 1988 track “Where Is My Mind?” set to footage from Greta Garbo’s 1928 silent film The Mysterious Lady


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