American Decades: 1900-1909 by Vincent Tompkins

By Vincent Tompkins

Meant as a reference resource for American social background, this quantity discusses the folk, occasions and concepts of the interval 1900-1909. After an introductory evaluate and chronology, topic chapters stick to with subject-specific timelines and alphabetically prepared entries.

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Modernist poets Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams publish collections. • George Bellows paints Both Members of the Club. ARTS • D. W. Griffith features sixteen-year-old Mary Pickford in his films. The former Gladys Smith now makes forty dollars a week starring in Biograph pictures. • "The movies" are now a $40-million-a-year industry employing more than one hundred thousand artists and craftspeople. There are ten thousand moving-picture theaters in the United States. • W. C. Handys Memphis Blues is the first blues song to be written down.

Warrens Profession is appropriate for New York audiences. 11 Aug. ARTS A patent for a talking film is issued to Eugène Lauste in France. 27 IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE 1900S 28 Aug. President Roosevelt proposes that "simplified spelling" be used in federal documents. The proposal, if accepted, would alter the mechanics of American English to achieve a spelling more synchronous with pronunciation; thus, for example, through would be spelled thru. 17 Oct. A German scientist, Arthur Korn, uses a telegraph wire to send a photographic image over a thousand miles; Korn has built on the work of Italian physicist Luigi Cerebotani.

9 Apr. Enrico Caruso makes a radio broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House to the home of Lee De Forest, the inventor of the vacuum tube. 1 May The works of American expatriate painter John Singer Sargent are among the most impressive to be seen at the 141st annual Royal Academy of Art Show in London. " 32 11 Oct. George M. Cohan premieres The Man Who Owned Broadway at the New York Theater. 28 Oct. The nine-hundred-seat Cort Theater opens in Chicago; the theater's Italianate design is by E.

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