Architectural Record concluded after a survey that the Colonial Style
was still the most popular home in America, and that 85 percent of
costed less than ten thousand dollars.
German architect Walter Gropius was appointed head of the Harvard
University School of Architecture.
Gate Bridge near San Francisco was completed.
The Awful Truth directed by Leo
McCarey and starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant
History Made at
starring Charles Boyer and Jean Arthur
directed by Frank Capra
Shall We Dance starring Ginger
and Fred Astaire with music
by George and Ira Gershwin
Snow White and the
Seven Dwarves by
A Star is Born starring
Frederick March and Janet
Fiction included: James M. Cain’s Serenade, Daniel Fuchs’s Low
Company, Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not, Zora
Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God, Meyer Levin’s The Old
John Phillips Marquand’s The Late George Apley, Wallace
Remembering Laughter, and John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
Popular songs included: “Blue Hawaii” by Leo Rubin and Ralph
Raigner, “The Dipsey Doodle” by Larry Clinton, “A Foggy Day” by George
and Ira Gershwin, “Good Mornin’” by Sam Coslow, “Hell Hound on my
Trail” by Robert Johnson, “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm” by Irving
Berlin, “In the Still of the Night” by Cole Porter, “I Can Dream, Can’t
I?” by Sammy Fain and Irving
Kahal, “Me and the Devil Blues” by Robert Johnson, “Nice Work if You
Get It” by George and Ira Gershwin, “Rosalie” by Cole Porter, “That Old
Feeling” by Sammy Fain and Lew Brown, and “Too Marvelous For Words” by
A. Whiting and Johnny Mercer.
Bugs Bunny Cartoon, Porky’s Hare Hunt, was released
by Warner Brothers.
Carothers of Du Pont patented nylon.
The George A. Hormel Company introduced Spam.
Business Week announced that the luxury car was making a comeback in
the forms of the Lincoln Zephyr, Cadillac LaSalle, and Chrysler Custom
Packard announced that it would make and sell 130,000 cars in 1937.
Muriel King designed dresses for Katherine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers
for Stage Door.
Among the Americans to join forces against Franco in Spain were John
Dos Passos, Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell.
March 15: The first state
contraceptive clinic opened in Raleigh, North Carolina.
March 26: William H. Hastie became
the first African American federal judge.
July 2: Amelia
on a Pacific flight from New Guinea to Howland Island.
August 2: President
the Marijuana Traffic Act, outlawing the sale and possession of the