More than 80% of all silent films ever made are gone. Nobody had a sense of the value of these things, and so most of the films of the period were destroyed rather than stored. Many classics, many historical moments, are lost forever to time.
While not technically a “cell phone”— that technology wouldn’t be invented until the 1970s— inventors in the 1920s still liked to tinker with the technology of radio to come up with things that might change people’s lives. One of these was this walkie talkie like car phone that could send and receive messages on the go. Hot shit.