Ed Driscoll

The Generation Gap, Hollywood Style

Back in 2005, we linked to an extremely insightful article by Frederica Mathewes-Green on why Hollywood’s leading men and women all appear to be overgrown adolescents, in contrast to the stars of the 1930s and ’40s, who look, especially in retrospect, astonishingly mature and sophisticated:

Characters in these older movies appear to be an age nobody ever gets to be today. This isn