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1938: John William Warde

Suicide as a Spectacle

July 26, 1938 – Today, clinically depressed John William Warde (26) kept New York in suspense for hours while standing precariously on the 17th floor window ledge of the New York… 462 more words

Mental Health

It's a Gift (1934)

80th Anniversary
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
Starring W. C. Fields, Kathleen Howard
U.S., 73 min

First Look: Being a family man is exhausting, stifling work, and W.C. 521 more words

First Look

Central Electric Club/Soichiro Kadono

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Central Electric Club
Designer:Soichiro Kadono
Completion Year:1930


July 12, 1933

The Screen Actors Guild is incorporated in downtown Los Angeles in response to the film industry’s exploitation of actors, which included unrestricted hours of work, no meal breaks, unbreakable multi-year contracts, and governance over actors’ public and personal lives.


Without a Single Wire Connection of Any Kind! (October, 1938)

And here we have the birth of the remote control.
And the world was never the same again.

Vintage Ads

July 4, 1930

Delegates at a National Conference of the Unemployed in Chicago form the Unemployed Councils. The Councils were instrumental in resisting evictions of unemployed workers and in organizing unemployed strikes to pressure state and local governments to expand relief aid and relief work during the Great Depression.

Labor History