American Decades: 1900-1909 by Vincent Tompkins

By Vincent Tompkins

Meant as a reference resource for American social heritage, this quantity discusses the folks, occasions and ideas of the interval 1900-1909. After an introductory assessment and chronology, topic chapters keep on with with subject-specific timelines and alphabetically prepared entries.

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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.

26 Jan. J. P. Morgan's daughter, a member of the New York Metropolitan Opera Board of Directors, advocates the closing of the Oscar Wilde-Richard Strauss opera Salome for indecency. 18 Mar. In San Francisco the Alcazar Theater, designed by G. H. Corwin, opens; it is one of many theaters that are rebuilt or reopened after the devastating earthquake of 1906. 10 June In France motion-picture pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière announce they have developed a method for making color film. 8 July Florenz Ziegfeld's musical revue, the Ziegfeld Follies, opens at the New York Roof Theater; the Follies become an annual theater event, continuing until 1927.

Music by Harry von Tilzer, lyrics by Andrew B. Sterling; "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "The Yankee Doodle Boy," music and lyrics by George M. Cohan; "Good Bye My Lady Love," music and lyrics by Joe Howard; "He Done Me Wrong, or, the Death of Bill Bailey," music and lyrics by Hughie Cannon; "Meet Me in St. Louis," music by Kerry Mills, lyrics by Andrew B. Sterling. • The "kickapoo" dance craze sweeps the nation. • Chicago's $1 million Orchestra Hall is completed in the French Renaissance style by architect Daniel Burnham.

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