Tuesday, May 27, 2008

1918. Society (4)

1918. Nonfiction: Eminent Victorians by English writer Lytton Strachey, introduces a new genre of biography by injecting imagined conversations and taking other liberties while debunking the Victorian eminences of Florence Nightingale and such.

1918. Popular songs: "Till We Meet Again"; "K-K-K-Katy"; "After You're Gone"; "Somebody Stole My Gal."

1918. The Raggedy Ann Doll introduced by a New York firm is based on a doll produced to promote sales of the first book of Raggedy Ann Stories. Raggedy Ann doll will grow to become a $20 million-per-year business.

1918. Camel cigarettes are the favorite smoke among U.S. forces in France and enjoy a 40% share of the U.S. market.

1918. The Staatliches Bauhaus founded at Weimar by German Architect Walter Gropius combines two art schools in a revolutionary center that interrelates art, science, technology and humanism.

1918. Americans call sauerkraut "liberty cabbage"; "German toast" becomes "French toast."

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