Here's a free Golden Age of Hollywood crossword puzzle, a fun way to exercise your brain. Solve it online or print it out.
To solve this crossword online, click the Medium link under the picture of the game. This opens the puzzle in a pop-up window.
HOW TO PLAY. Using your memory and logic skills, use the provided clues to figure out the words hidden in the puzzle. The hidden words are arranged in a criss-cross grid, where the word overlap each other at common letters.
For the online version of the Golden Age of Hollywood crossword, click any row or column to highlight it and display the clue. The clue is shown at the top of the puzzle.
If you have a guess for the answer for the clue, type it in the grid. As you work on the puzzle, you can go back and change any of the words you've typed in previously.
To print the crossword to solve it on paper, click the gear icon in the upper right of the puzzle window. Then click the "Printable Version" option to display the printable crossword.
To see the full solution for the Golden Age of Hollywood crossword online, choose the "Show the Puzzle Solution" option in the gear menu.
The puzzle solution is also provided with the printable version. The solution appears on page 2.
Best of luck solving the puzzle!
The Golden Age of Hollywood was a period in the film industry between the 1920's and 1960's. During this time, the Big Five studios controlled the industry pretty much completely. Here are some interesting facts from reelrundown.com about the Golden Age of Hollywood to put you in the mood to solve this puzzle:
In Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn's scream of surprise when Gregory's Peck pretends to get his hand bitten off was real. The actor hid his hand in his jacket sleeve and pulled out a "stump", causing Hepburn to screech.
In The Wizard of Oz, the "snowstorm" that took place wasn't made of snow or cornflakes, it was asbestos. It was a fairly common practice on movie sets during this time.
Before A Streetcar Named Desire first came out in 1951, Marlon Brando was virtually unknown at the time of the play's casting. He quickly rose to prominence as a major Hollywood movie star upon its release.
Prior to the mega-success of The Philadelphia Story, Katharine Hepburn had been one of many actors considered "box office poison" due to several flops. The film served as her big-screen comeback and propelled her back to the A-list.
Fay Wray thought she'd be starring opposite Cary Grant in King Kong. In an attempt to entice the actress, director Merian C. Cooper promised, "You're going to have the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood." That leading man turned out to be an ape.
The actors who played the munchkins in The Wizard of Oz were only paid $50 a week, while Toto the dog was paid $125.
Sean Connery was actually wearing a toupee throughout his entire run as James Bond, starting in the 1962 film Dr. No.
Cleopatra (1963) was one of the most expensive films ever made. Originally it had a budget of $5 million, but after more than two years the film still wasn't finished. The movie almost bankrupted 20th Century Fox, as more money kept being put in it. After it was finally finished, the cost equated to over $370 million by today's standards.
Humphrey Bogart was two inches shorter than Ingrid Bergman, so he reportedly had to stand on boxes and sit on cushions in order to appear taller in Casablanca (1942).
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Last Updated: 01/13/2022