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TIMELINE - FRANKART ERA 1931-32

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1931

January 9, 1931 – Edward G. Robinson becomes a star with the premiere of “Little Caesar” in New York City.

February 12, 1931 – “Dracula” starring Bela Legosi premieres in New York City. 

April 23, 1931 – “The Public Enemy” starring James Cagney premieres and includes the famous “grapefruit scene” in which Cagney pushes a grapefruit into the face of Mae Clarke. 

May 1, 1931 – The Empire State Building officially opens when President Hoover presses a button in Washington , D.C. to turn on the building’s lights.  The building was constructed on the site of the original Waldorf-Astoria. 

October 1, 1931 – The new Waldorf-Astoria opened on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

October 17, 1931 - Al Capone is convicted for income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison.  He is ultimately transferred to Alcatraz prison in 1934 to serve his sentence. 

November 9, 1931 – Frankart, Inc. loses a lawsuit it filed against APT Novelty Co., Inc.,  et al in which Frankart claimed patent infringement on its patent Des. 83080 for the T339.  The district judge for the case dismissed the case with costs, citing the belief that Frankart’s patent was “void for want of invention”. 

December 4, 1931 – “Frankenstein”, starring Colin Clive as Dr. Henry Frankenstein and Boris Karloff as the Monster, opens at the Mayfair Theatre in New York City.

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1931

Arthur von Frankenberg is awarded a number of patents for lamps and ashstands for items sold by Quoizel, including Des. 85720 for an ashstand depicting a nude with her arms around two metal poles, with a tray on top holding a glass insert (sometimes referred to as the “sarcophagus” girl) and Des. 85310 for a lamp of two nudes with a mercury globe that was sold by Quoizel.  He was awarded patent Des. 83839 for Frankart lamp model L253 (“three haughty nudes” around a round glass shade).

Louise Cross is awarded patents for items in Frankart’s “Debutante” series - Des. 84978 for lamp L262; Des. 85165 for T346 smoker set and Des. 85166 for a figure used for ashtray model T345 and for lamp L263.

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1932

March 1, 1932 – Charles Lindbergh’s son was kidnapped from their East Amwell, New Jersey home in what was called at that time “The Crime of the Century”; his son’s body was later found in May 1932 a short distance from the Lindbergh home. 

May 2, 1932 – Jack Benny premiered on the radio show, “The Canada Dry Program”, broadcast on the NBC Blue Network.

September 16, 1932 – “The Most Dangerous Game”, starring Joel McCrae, Fay Wray and Leslie Banks, premieres and becomes a hit for RKO. 

November 1, 1932 – Wernher von Braun is named the head of Germany’s liquid fuel rocket program.

November 8, 1932 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt defeats Herbert Hoover for Presidency in a sweeping victory. 

November 18, 1932 – “Grand Hotel” wins the Academy Award for Best Production in the 5th Academy Awards ceremony. 

December 27, 1932 – Radio City Music Hall opens to the public.

 

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