The Arts, 1920-1929

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Author: Alice Wu
Editor: Cynthia Rose
Date: 2004
American Decades Primary Sources
From: American Decades Primary Sources(Vol. 3: 1920-1929. )
Publisher: Gale
Document Type: Topic overview
Pages: 1
Content Level: (Level 3)
Lexile Measure: 1060L

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THE ARTS

Alice Wu

Entries are arranged in chronological order by date of primary source. For entries with one primary source, the entry title is the same as the primary source title. Entries with more than one primary source have an overall entry title, followed by the titles of the primary sources.

CHRONOLOGY

Important Events in the Arts, 1920–1929 … 2

PRIMARY SOURCES

"The New O'Neill Play"

Alexander Woollcott, November 7, 1920 … 8

New York Dada

Man Ray, 1921 … 11

Documenting the Eskimos … 17

My Eskimo Friends
Robert Joseph Flaherty, 1922 Scene from

Nanook of the North
Robert Joseph Flaherty, 1922

Selections from The Book of American Negro Poetry … 21

Preface to The Book of American Negro Poetry
James Weldon Johnson, 1922

"If We Must Die"
Claude McKay, 1922

Art of Alfred Stieglitz … 24

"How I Came to Photograph Clouds"
Alfred Stieglitz, September 19, 1923

Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz
Alfred Stieglitz, 1922, 1929

Bessie Smith's Blues

"Jailhouse Blues," "Young Woman's
Blues," "Backwater Blues" Bessie Smith, 1923–1927 … 28

"From the Memoirs of a Private Detective"

Dashiell Hammett, 1923 … 30

Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin, January 7, 1924 … 33

Dempsey and Firpo

George Bellows, 1924 … 36

Calder's Circus

Alexander Calder, 1926–1931 … 38

The General

Buster Keaton, 1927 … 40

The Jazz Singer

Alfred A. Cohn, 1927 … 43

"Blue Skies"

Irving Berlin, 1927 … 47

"Far from Well"

Dorothy Parker, October 20, 1928 … 53

Steamboat Willie

Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney, 1928 … 55

Lulu in Hollywood

Louise Brooks, 1982 … 57

Blood Memory

Martha Graham, 1991 … 60

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Gale Document Number: GALE|CX3490200427