"Why are some stars portrayed on these pages while others aren't? I think they're all important!"
The webmaster responds: Every star is important, I agree! But I have reasoning behind the madness, I promise. For the page with the stars of the 1930s and 1940s, I picked actors that were at their peak in the '30s, with their popularity never waning into the '40s. Please keep in mind that it is virtually impossible to include absolutely every single star of each era. Some stars, including the better-known Marilyn Monroe and even Audrey Hepburn, are not portrayed on that particular page for a few different reasons. While I realize that they have a large fan base, Marilyn, even though she appeared in some films of the very late 1940s, never reached her fame until the 1950s. Audrey Hepburn never even starred in a picture until 1951. The 1950s are not included on Classic because after the end of World War II, the entertainment industry began to change. While I realize there were amazing actors during that era, too, the public became aware of television and movies weren't as big of an attraction as they were previous decades. I'd like to keep everything post-television, unless I keep being told otherwise!
For the pages about the silent film stars of the 1920s, some are portrayed there instead of the 1930s page because that's when their careers had started and perhaps considered their "heyday." (ex. Greta Garbo) I don't know much about silent film, even though I am a fan, I don't feel like I know enough to list who was popular and who wasn't, so I used a silent film website, Silent Ladies and Gents, as my source for the major stars of that era. If you think there should be more, feel free to e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am still learning about silent film, so you may be very helpful in my "learning process." Thanks in advance.