Francisco Bay Bridge was completed.
mascara was invented.
Born to Dance starring James
Stewart and Eleanor Powell
Camille directed by
Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor and Lionel Barrymore
Fritz Lang starring Sylvia Sidney and Spencer Tracy
starring William Powell and Myrna Loy
Mr. Deeds Goes to
by Frank Capra and starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur
directed by Gregory La Cava and starring Carole Lombard and William
Show Boat directed by James
Whale and starring Paul Robeson,
Dunne, and Helen Morgan
Swing Time directed by
starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire
Theodora Goes Wild
by Richard Boleslawski and starring Irene Dunne and Melvyn Douglas.
Fiction included: Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood, James M.
Cain’s Double Indemnity, John Dos Passos’s The Big Money,
D. Edmonds’s Drums Along the Mohawk, William Faulkner’s Absalom,
Absalom!, Munro Leaf’s The Story of Ferdinand, Henry
Black Spring, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind and
Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle.
Popular songs included: “Cool Water” by Bob Nolan; “Goody-Goody” by
Matt Malneck and Johnny Mercer, “I’m and Old Cowhand (from the Rio
Grande)” by Johnny Mercer, “Pennies From Heaven” by Arthur Johnston and
Johnny Burke, “Ramblings on My Mind” by Robert Johnson, “Sing, Sing,
Sing” by Louis Prima, “Stompin at the Savoy” by Benny Goodman, Edgar
Sampson and Chick Webb, lyrics by Andy Razaf and “Walkin’ Blues” by
How to Win
Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie was published.
employed 3,500 artists, 6,500 writers, and 15,000 musicians.
Fortune magazine polled that 67 percent favored birth control.
Hechler began running a flea circus on New York City’s
42nd street. For thirty cents viewers could watch trained fleas
dance, walk a tightrope and operate a carousel.
Approval was given to John Russell Pope’s designs of the Jefferson
Memorial and the National Art Gallery.
Tampax was introduced on the market.
July 9: The Women by Clare Boothe
Luce opened at New York’s Ethel Barrymore Theater.