American Decades 1920-1929 (American Decades), 1st Edition by Judith S. Baughman, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli, Vincent

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George S. Kaufman was author or coauthor of eighteen productions and Marc Connelly of eleven — nine of them jointly (for example, Beggar on Horseback, 1924) during the decade. There were nine premiered works by Philip Barry {Holiday in 1928); sixteen by Sidney Howard {They Knew What They Wanted in 32 1924); and three by Robert E. Sherwood {The Road to Rome in 1927). The first, best, and most successful product of the long collaboration between Charles MacArthur and Ben Hecht was The Front Page in 1928.

The innovations and achievements of these and other black musicians in the 1920s proved to be the first widespread fulfillment of black American talent and genius. There were no doubt mute black geniuses in the arts before then who were deprived of the opportunity to utilize their genius. Art requires an audience, an interaction between the maker and the perceiver by means of the work; and artists, however compelling their creative urges, require incomes. Jazz provided black musicians with an art and a cross-racial public during the 1920s.

Robinson, Cavenders House. " • Samuel Barber composes Serenade for String Quartet. • Walter Piston composes Viola Concerto. • Roy Harris composes American Portraits. • Edward Hopper paints The Lighthouse at Two Lights. • Charles Shuler paints Upper Deck. • Thomas Hart Benton paints Georgia Cotton Pickers. • Arthur G. Dove paints Foghorns. • Alexander Calder sculpts Circus. • Saul Baizerman sculpts Hod Carrier. • Isamu Noguchi sculpts Martha Graham. " 10 Jan. Elmer Rice's Street Scene opens. 11 Feb.

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