By Vincent Tompkins
Meant as a reference resource for American social historical past, this quantity discusses the folk, 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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Nickelodeons proliferate across the country; the storefront theaters are expressly for showing films and charge a nickel admission. Among the those who succeed in the nickelodeon business are William Fox and the Warner brothers, who later found the Hollywood movie studios named after them. • The first radio program of voice and music is broadcast in the United States by R. A. Fessenden. 8 Jan. Protesters distribute pamphlets at the opening of the play The Clansman (based on the novel by Thomas Dixon) at New York's Liberty Theater.
W. Griffith, starring Mary Pickford, Gladys Egan, and Adele De Garde, produced by Biograph; Napoleon, Man of Destiny, The Life of George Washington, and The Life of Moses, produced by Vitagraph; Pippa Passes, produced by Biograph; The Prince and the Pauper, starring Miss Cecil Spooner in the double role, produced by Edison. Fiction Mary Austin, Lost Borders; The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce; Charles Alexander Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman, Wigwam Evenings; Edith Maude Eaton, "Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of A Eurasian" and Mrs.
Bernard Shaw's play Mrs. " The Earl and the Girl, a musical starring Eddie Foy, opens on Broadway. 14 Nov. David Belasco's atmospheric melodrama The Girl of the Golden West opens on Broadway; it plays for three years. 25 Nov. " The avant-garde gallery soon exhibits a variety of advanced art and come to be known by its address, 291. 23 Dec. Joseph Stella's drawings of immigrants at Ellis Island are published in Outlook magazine. 1906 Movies And the Villain Still Pursued Her; or The Author s Dream, Automobile Thieves, Foul Play, and The Jailbird and How He Flew, produced by Vitagraph; The Bank Defaulter and The Secret of Death Valley, produced by Sigmund Lubin; The Black Hand, The Lone Highwayman, The Silver Wedding, The Subpoena Server, Trial Marriages, and Wanted: A Nurse, produced by Biograph; Daniel Boone; or, Pioneer Days in America and Kathleen Mavourneen, filmed by Edwin S.