Movie Stars Chess Pieces by Berkeley
The Golden Age of Hollywood is said to have begun in the late 1920’s, from the end of the silent film era and continued through to the late 1950’s. The 1927 film, The jazz Singer, signaled the end of the end to silent films and box office receipts started to climb. This new surge in film popularity gave Hollywood enough momentum to for three decades of successful film making.
During this magical era the big time studios MGM, Paramount, 20th Century Fox and RKO Pictures gave birth to dozens of new stars. many of these would go on to become Hollywood legends like Clark gable, Bette Davies, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Ingrid Bergman.
At the very beginning of Hollywood’s Golden Age things were a little slow to start due to the financial troubles caused by the Great Depression. However, Hollywood still managed to produce outstanding movies. These films had a very positive effect providing an escape for audiences who were struggling with the tough times caused by the Depression.
American movie goers reveled in the entertainment of Hollywood’s new found stars who lit up the screen with great flairs and passion and glamour. They laughed with the comedic actors of Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers and Mae West.
The creative craftsmen of Berkeley Chess have brought the Golden Age of Hollywood back to life with an imaginative and beautifully detailed chess set. Many of the most popular screen legends are included in the set with the full list of characters as follows:
King: Charlie Chaplin
Queen: Mae West
Bishop: The Marx Brothers
Knight: W.C. Fields
Rook: Laurel and Hardy
Pawn: Keystone Cops