Today's Daily Dirty Diary

1927: YEAR OF GLORY

“Psycho” actress Janet Leigh is born, setting the stage for what would become one of the most electrifying scenes in cinematic history.

The Roaring Twenties signified a shift from the über-patriotic sentiments in the wake of World War I to a decade marked by dynamic cultural advancements. The rise of technology made it seem that anything was possible. Dirty Magazine celebrates some of the most exhilarating moments of pop culture in 1927:

“Ain’t She Sweet” by crooner Gene Austin rules the radio waves.

“The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes ,” the final chapter  of a twelve set series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is released — a landmark moment in the world of crime fiction.

The birth year of feisty and trailblazing icon, Eartha Kitt, who started her illustrious career playing Catwoman on the Batman T.V. series.

French novelist, Marcel Proust delivers a literary one-two punch with the release of the final chapter of “In Search of Lost Time” , in the same year as “Being and Time”.

Everyday slang reaches epic heights as “Butt me” becomes the accepted invitation to have your cigarette lit by a debonair suitor.

The “Queen of Montparnasse”, Alice Prin is invited to exhibit her paintings at  the Galerie au Sacre du Printemps.

Celebrated actor, in movies and politics, Ronald Reagan begins his career as a lifeguard.

Actor and comedian, Jerry Stiller who played lovable “Frank Costanza” on Seinfeld enters the world.

Genius film-maker, Fritz Lang releases his masterpiece “Metropolis” to mostly scathing negative reviews.

Women revel in the sexual prowess and restriction of the fashion forward phenomenon known as “the corset”.

The film, “Jazz Singer” is released, signaling an end to the era of the silent film.

 






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