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Why Do Actors From The Golden-Era Of Hollywood Speak In That Peculiar Accent?

If you’re a fan of the Golden Era of Hollywood, you’re probably familiar with the Mid-Atlantic accent (also known as the Transatlantic accent). It’s not quite British, and it’s not quite American. Characterized by soft British vowels and sharp T’s, this accent was everywhere in the early to mid 20th century (as evident by the clip from the 1940 Cary Grant romance, His Girl Friday). Find out why in the following clip from BrainStuff.

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