Thursday, March 1, 2007

1937

Time Capsule Year: 1937

Academy Award Best Picture Winner:
The Life of Emile Zola

National Film Register:
The Awful Truth
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
The Prisoner of Zenda

Time Magazine Person of the Year:

Chiang Kai-shek and Soong May-ling

Nobel Peace Prize:
Robert Cecil

Timeline of News Events:
January 20 - Franklin D. Roosevelt starts his second term after being re-elected in a landslide.
April 26 - Guernica, in the autonomous Basque region of Spain but sympathetic to the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War, is bombed by the German Luftwaffe allied with Franco's Nationalists.
May 6 - German passenger zeppelin, The Hindenburg, bursts into flame while landing in New Jersey, killing 36 passengers.
May 27 - The Golden Gate Bridge opens.
June 7 - Blonde bombshell Jean Harlow dies from kidney disease.
June 22 - Joe Louis "The Brown Bomber" defeats James J. Braddock "The Cinderella Man" to become the heavyweight boxing champion.
July 2 - Amelia Earhart disappears over the Pacific during her attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.
July 7 - Japan invades China launching the Second Sino-Japanese War and starting WWII in Asia.
September 21 - JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit published.
December 21 - The premier of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, considered the first full length animated feature by people who willfully ignore Lotte Reiniger's stunning 1926 film The Adventures of Prince Achmed.

In Queue:
Titles I've added to my GreenCine and NetFlix queues to see this month.
Waikiki Wedding
Shall We Dance
Stage Door
The Grand Illusion
The Life of Emile Zola
The Awful Truth
You Only Live Once
Big Fella
Drole de Drame
In Old Chicago
Dead End
The Prince And The Pauper
Pepe Le Moko
A Day At The Races

MIA on DVD:
Movies I would have added to my queue, but are not available at GreenCine or Netflix.
The Prisoner of Zenda
Angel
The Spanish Earth
On The Avenue
Saratoga

Already Seen:
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Lost Horizon
A Star Is Born

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