By Vincent Tompkins
Meant as a reference resource for American social background, this quantity discusses the folks, occasions and concepts of the interval 1900-1909. After an introductory evaluate and chronology, topic chapters persist with with subject-specific timelines and alphabetically prepared entries.
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3 Dec. Mary Pickford makes her stage debut in The Warrens of Virginia. 1908 Movies After Many Years, Behind the Scenes, and The Fatal Hour, directed by D. W. Griffith, produced by Edison; As You Like It, adapted from William Shakespeare, produced by Kalem; The Cattle Rustlers and The Count of Monte Cristo, filmed by Francis Boggs for Selig; A Christmas Carol, adapted from Charles Dickens, produced by Essanay; The Cowboy Escapade, produced by David Horsely's Centaur Film Manufacturing Company; The Devil and Dr.
The Virginian (1902) by Owen Wister set the fashion of the Western novel and inspired a Broadway hit. Ohioan Zane Grey's trip through the West in 1907 began his long career as a best-selling Western author; many of his novels became motion pictures. Jack London became a millionaire by turning his experiences at sea and in the Klondike into popular adventure novels such as The Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea-Wolf (1904), and White Fang (1906). Copies of Lew Wallace's Ben-Hur (1880) and of Horatio Alger's 135 rags-to-respectability tales (written during the last three decades of the nineteenth century) were still enjoying enormous popularity.
Eugene Walter's controversial drama The Easiest. Way, about a woman who chooses to live "immorally," opens at the Belasco-Stuyvesant Theater in NewYork. The New York Times defends the play. 1 Mar. An adaptation of American author Bret Harte's The Luck of the Roaring Camp opens in London. 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.
American Decades: 1900-1909 by Vincent Tompkins