The 1920s Arts and Entertainment: Chronology

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The 1920s Arts and Entertainment: Chronology

1920:      Joseph Stella paints Brooklyn Bridge.

1920:      F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes his first novel, This Side of Paradise.

1920:      Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Katherine Dreier organize the New York Societé Anonyme to promote modern art.

1920:      The Julliard Foundation is established in New York to encourage music in the United States.

1920:     June 7 George White's Scandals, a musical revue, opens on Broadway with songs by George Gershwin.

1920:     November 1 The Emperor Jones, by Eugene O'Neill, premieres at the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village.

1921:      Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay publishes Second April.

1921:      Booth Tarkington publishes his novel Alice Adams.

1921:      The Love for Three Oranges, by Sergei Prokofiev, has its world premiere at the Chicago Civic Opera.

1921:      Nanook of the North, a documentary filmed by Robert Flaherty, premieres in New York City.

1921:      James Joyce's Ulysses is published in book form.

1921:      Poet T. S. Eliot publishes The Waste Land.

1921:      George Bellows paints The White House.

1921:     May 23 Abie's Irish Rose, a comedy of an intermarriage between an Irish Catholic and a Jew, opens in New York City and runs for a record 2,327 performances.

1923:      Robert Frost publishes New Hampshire, a collection of his poems.

1923:      Rockwell Kent paints Shadows of Evening.

1923:     February 16 Blues singer Bessie Smith makes her first recordings ("Down Hearted Blues" and "Gulf Coast Blues").

1923:     March 19 The Adding Machine, an early expressionistic drama by Elmer Rice, opens in New York City.

1923:     April 6 Louis Armstrong records his first solo on "Chime Blues" with King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band.

1924:      Georgia O'Keeffe paints Dark Abstraction.

1924:      Michel Fokine forms the American Ballet.

1924:     February 24 Rhapsody in Blue, a symphonic composition by George Gershwin, is performed by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra in New York City.

1924:     November 24 They Knew What They Wanted, a play by Sidney Howard, opens in New York City.

1925:      Man Ray paints Sugar Loaves.

1925:      Paul Manship sculpts Flight of Europa.

1925:     September 21 The operetta, The Vagabond King, with music by Rudolf Friml, opens in New York City.

1926:      John Barrymore stars in the film Don Juan.

1926:      Ernest Hemingway's first novel The Sun Also Rises is published.

1926:      Langston Hughes publishes his first volume of poetry, The Weary Blues.

1926:     September 15 Jelly Roll Morton makes his first recordings with the Red Hot Peppers, including "Black-bottom Stomp."

1927:      John Gilbert and Greta Garbo co-star in the film Love.

1927:     September 8 Bix Beiderbecke records his solo piano classic, "In a Mist."

1927:     October 6 The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, premieres in New York City at the Warner Theatre.

1927:     December 27 Paris Bound, a play by Philip Barry, opens in New York City.

1928:      Djuna Barnes publishes the novel Ryder.

1928:      Erich von Stroheim directs and stars in the film The Wedding March.

1928:      Le Sacre du Printemps is produced with featured dancer Martha Graham.

1929:      Husband and wife Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford co-star in a film version of The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare.

1929:      Alexander Calder sculpts Circus.

1929:     January 10 Street Scene, by Elmer Rice, opens at the Playhouse in New York City.

1929:     November 27 Fifty Million Frenchmen, a musical comedy with songs by Cole Porter, premieres in New York City.

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