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The House of Connelly, by Paul Green and starring Stella Adler, Franchot Tone, Clifford Oders, and Rose McClendon, opens at New York's Martin Beck Theater, 13 Oct. Everybody's Welcome, starring Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Ann Pennington, and Harriet Lake (Georgia Sothern), opens at New York's Shubert Theater. " A M E R I C A N D E C A D E S : 1930-1939 IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE 1930S 26 Oct. Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra, starring Alia Nazimova and Alice Brady, opens at New York's Guild Theater, where it runs for 150 performances.
Carl Sandburg's poem "The People, Yes" is published. • Songs such as "Good Night, Irene" by traveling blues singer Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter are collected by Alan and John Avery Lomax and published in Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Leadbelly. " Instead of his usual hitchhiking, he is chauffeured through several states and writes twenty-six songs in twenty-six days. 36 17 Feb. S. N. Behrman's End of Summery starring Ina Claire, Osgood Perkins, Mildred Natwick, Van Heflin, and Sheppard Strudwick, opens at New York's Guild Theater.
29 Dec. Composer Roy Harris's From the Gayety and Sadness of the American Scene is first performed in Los Angeles. 1933 30 Movies 42nd Street, musical directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, and Dick Powell; Counsellor-at-Law, directed by William Wyler and starring John Barrymore and Bebe Daniels; Duck Soup, directed by Leo McCarey and starring the Marx Brothers; Flying Down to Rio, musical directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Dolores Del Rio, Ginger Rogers, and Fred Astaire; Footlight Parade, musical directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring James Cagney and Joan Blondell; Gold Diggers of 1933, musical directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell, and Dick Powell, with songs including "We're in the Money," by Al Dubin and Harry Warren; International House, directed by A.