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1931: Arts and Entertainment

Posted by Sherry on 10/31/2011 in 1931, 20th Century History Project, General, Movies |

In film, it is the Year of Horror. (Coincidentally, I am posting this on Halloween, 2011.) In February, Hungarian-born actor Bela Lugosi stars as the vampire in the U.S. film, Dracula. Frederic March wins an Academy Award for his portrayal of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: And in November James Whale’s Frankenstein stars Boris Karloff […]

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1931: Books and Literature

Posted by Sherry on 10/31/2011 in 1931, 20th Century History Project, General |

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Robert Frost: Collected Poems Newbery Award: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth (Macmillan) The Story of Babar by Jean and Cecile de Brunhoff is an instant best-seller in Europe. Also published in 1931: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. Also an instant bestseller. Ms. Buck became famous […]

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1931: Events and Inventions

Posted by Sherry on 10/31/2011 in 1931, 20th Century History Project, General |

March 3, 1931. The bill designating The Star Spangled Banner as the United States’ national anthem is passed by Congress and signed into law by President Hoover on this date. Read Peter Spier’s The Star Spangled Banner, not just for the history, but also for the pictures. April 14, 1931. King Alfonso XIII of Spain […]

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C.S. Lewis on Christmas

Posted by Sherry on 11/29/2009 in --November, 1931, Birthdays, Christian History, Christian Life, General |

Clive Staples Lewis was born November 29, 1898. On Christmas Day 1931, C.S. Lewis joined the Anglican Church and took communion. “The White Witch? Who is she? “Why, it is she that has got all Narnia under her thumb. It’s she that makes it always winter and never Christmas; think of that!” “How awful!” said […]

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The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips

Posted by Sherry on 5/30/2009 in 1931, 20th Century History Project, Adult Fiction, General |

The Well and the Mine is Alabama author Gin Phillips’s first novel, and I’m impressed. The plot is simple: Nine year old Tess witnesses a tragedy on her own back porch, and she and her older sister, Virgie, try to figure out why a Mystery Woman threw a baby in their well. It’s very much […]

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