The Birth of a Nation - This remains one of the most controversial films ever made. It was a landmark achievement in film history that combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African Americans. However flawed it now seems, it is undeniable that the film itself made history.
Let us bring this association back! Instead of political parties, let us revive groupings like the Algonquin Round Table founded by Dorothy Parker: (l-r) Art Samuels, Charles MacArthur, Harpo Marx, Dorothy Parker and Alexander Woollcott. engaged in wisecracks, wordplay and witticisms that, through the newspaper columns of Round Table members, were disseminated across the country. Surely the intellect and sense of irony still exists.
Olive Elaine Thomas was an American silent film actress and model. On September 10, 1920, Thomas died of acute nephritis in Paris five days after consuming mercury bichloride. Although her death was ruled accidental, news of the incident and Thomas's subsequent death were the subject of media speculation. Thomas's death has been cited has one of the first heavily publicized Hollywood scandals.