The Silver Screen

You have heard of the expression "Stars from the silver screen," but have you ever wondered what is the "silver screen?" Screens are white?  Right?  Well here is the deal:

When English speakers first started attending “the pictures” in the nineteen-teens, the films were shot in black and white. so movie screens were coated with reflective metallic paint, resulting in a silver surface, to better display the projected images. In various cases, the fabric used to be painted with silver color or silver dust was sprinkled on it. Eventually, the use of silver lenticular screens would fall out of fashion as alternatives became available, but because of the early prevalence of silver in the production of screens, the term "silver screen" stuck.

By the 1920s, the term "silver screen" moved beyond the literal realm and into metaphorical territory to apply to cinema in general. This type of sense broadening in which something associated with an object or concept takes on the name of that thing is called "metonymy."

Now everyone knows that the phrase "star of the silver screen" means “an actor in films.”

So the next time someone says 'Silver Screen', you'll have some interesting trivia to share.  The More You Know....❤️!!!

The Silver Screen The Silver Screen Reviewed by #IheartHollywood on February 24, 2018 Rating: 5


  1. Fortunately, I was able to overcome what turned out to be temporary mental health problems, there is an mental health therapist online who is tuned in to therapy, and I am glad that the therapists were able to help me

  2. Since there are more ways of putting away your cash these days contributing at Valuable Metals is a lot simpler too in light of the fact that you will not depend on gold and silver as it were.
    how does a gold and silver ira work

  3. "For stubborn stains or tarnish, you can use a specialized silver polish or a baking soda paste to gently rub and restore the shine. Just be sure to rinse and dry thoroughly after using these methods." Cleaning newly bought silverware