10, 1927 – “Metropolis”, a German film directed by Fritz Lang, premieres in Berlin.
February 5, 1927 – Buster Keaton’s “The General” premieres in New York City, considered
by many critics and film historians to be the greatest silent film movie made.
15, 1927 – Clara Bow’s “It” movie premieres, breaking box office records and making her famous as
the “It girl”.
May 11, 1927 – The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
forms in Los Angeles. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. is the Academy’s first president.
21, 1927 - Charles Lindbergh completes the first solo transatlantic flight in the “Spirit of St. Louis”, flying
from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York to Paris, France.
October 6, 1927 - “The Jazz
Singer” premieres as the first talking movie at Warners’ Theater in New York.
27, 1927 – “Funny Face” opens on Broadway starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele.
June 18, 1928
– Amelia Earhart is the first female to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a plane (she was a passenger).
September 3, 1928 - Penicillin is discovered by Alexander Fleming.
November 6, 1928 –
Herbert Hoover is elected president, defeating Alfred Smith, the governor of New York.
18, 1928 - “Steamboat Willie”, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon, premieres at Universal’s Colony Theater in
New York City.
Arthur von Frankenberg is awarded a number of patents - Des.
77203 for Frankart’s L215 “Spirit of Modernism” lamp, Des. 75989
for lamp L206 (nude embracing a Candalite bulb), and Des. 76612 for Frankart’s L212, the iconic
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February 14, 1929 - The “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” occurs in Chicago, with seven mobsters
of Bugs Moran’s gang murdered. Al Capone was suspected of ordering the murders.
March 1929 – The New York Central Building (now the
Helmsley Building), built by the New York Central Railroad Company, opened on Park Avenue in Manhattan. In 1931, Salvatore
Maranzano was murdered in his office on the ninth floor of the building by men hired by “Lucky” Luciano and Vito
March 4, 1929 - Herbert Hoover becomes the 31st U.S. president.
May 16, 1929 - The first Academy Awards ceremony is held
at a private banquet in the Blossom Room of the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood.
October 28 & 29, 1929 – “Black Monday” and “Black Tuesday” occurs
on the New York Stock Exchange, bursting the bubble of the “Roaring Twenties” and often considered the beginning
of the “Great Depression”.
von Frankenberg is awarded patents - Des. 80059 for ashstand T330 (the famous smokers stand of a nude standing atop a polished
ball), Des. 80060 for lamp L232 (a seated nude with three square shades), Des. 77659 for pixie candleholder C106, Des. 78174
for lamp L225 (a coy nude standing before a fan shaped glass panel), Des. 78417 for lamp L222 (two dancing nymphs between
a square glass tube), Des. 78418 for lamp L224 (four nudes around a square glass cylinder), Des. 78419 for lamp L221 (two
nudes holding a square glass cylinder) and Des. 78992 for lamp L216 (sometimes call the “bondage girl” lamp).
18, 1930 – Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto, considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when it was reclassified
as a dwarf planet.
February 21, 1930- Greta Garbo stars in “Anna Christie”
, her first talking movie that was advertised as “Garbo Talks!”
May 17, 1930 – Construction of Rockefeller Center begins, financed entirely by John D. Rockefeller,
May 20, 1930 – The Chrysler Building is completed
and becomes the world’s tallest building.
29, 1930 – The Marx Brothers’ “Animal Crackers” premieres in New York City.
November 5, 1930 – “All Quiet on the Western Front” wins the Academy
Award for Outstanding Production (later Best Picture).
– Arthur von Frankenberg is awarded a number of patents, including Des. 81469 for lamp L246 (two nudes embracing a glass
bar cylinder), Des. 80925 for ashstand T335, the “Three Graces”, Des. 82917 for ashstand T333 (the “cover
girl” smokers stand), Des. 82199 for lamp L255 (two nudes supporting a horizontal glass cylinder), Des. 82298 for lamp
L252 (two nudes supporting a plate glass panel holding a glass cylinder), Des. 82400 for lamp L241 (two kneeling nudes
guarding a crackled glass globe) and Des. 82401 for lamp L243 (two kneeling nudes holding an engraved plate glass disc).
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