1927 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1927th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 927th year of the 2nd millennium, the 27th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1920s decade.
April 22–May 5 – The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 affects 700,000 people in the greatest national disaster in U.S. history at this time. April 30 – The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens near Alderson, West Virginia , as the first federal prison for women in the U.S.
In early 2012, 1927 supported Roxette on The Australian leg of their Charm School tour and commenced pre-release orders for their forthcoming new studio album. In June, 1927 commenced their Generation-i Tour across the Australian east coast. In June 2013, The Essential 1927 was released and peaked at number 96.
The 1st Academy Awards (Oscars) will be awarded to films which are released in 1927 or 1928. August 12 – Paramount's dramatic film Wings , which will go on to win the first Academy Award for Best Picture , opens at the Criterion Theater in New York City, with an unheard-of roadshow admission price of $2.00 per ticket.
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The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States, with 27,000 square miles (70,000 km 2) inundated in depths of up to 30 feet (9 m). The uninflated cost of the damage has been estimated to be between 246 million and 1 billion dollars.
- The concept of "It"
1927 film "It" Theatrical release poster Directed byClarence G. Badger Josef von Sternberg Produced byAdolph Zukor Jesse L. Lasky B. P. Schulberg Written byElinor Glyn George Marion Jr. Screenplay byHope Loring Louis D. Lighton Based on"It" by Elinor Glyn StarringClara Bow Antonio Moreno William Austin CinematographyH. Kinley Martin Edited byE. Lloyd Sheldon Distributed byParamount Pictures Release date February 19, 1927 Running time 72 min. CountryUnited States LanguageSilent English intertitle
Spunky shopgirl Betty Lou Spence has a crush on her handsome employer, Cyrus Waltham, Jr., the new manager of and heir to the "world's largest store". However, they belong to different social classes and he is already romantically linked to blonde socialite Adela Van Norman. But Cyrus's silly friend Monty notices Betty, and she uses him to get closer to Cyrus.
The invention of the concept It is generally attributed to Elinor Glyn, but already in 1904, Rudyard Kipling, in the short story "Mrs. Bathurst" introduced It.
Paramount Pictures paid Glyn $50,000 for the concept, gave her a small part in the film as herself, and gave her a "story and adaptation" credit. Hope Loring, Louis D. Lighton and George Marion Jr. wrote the screenplay and Carl Sandburg noted that Glyn's magazine story was "not at all like the film, not like it in any respect." In the original version of the story, the character with the magnetic personality was a male. Paramount producers suggested the character be female. Also the original fem
"It" was a hit with audiences all over the United States, breaking box office records. Critics praised the film, especially its star, as "a joy to behold". "It" turned Clara Bow from an up-and-coming movie actress into the biggest movie star of the 1920s who in the process became a film legend as a result of "It". The term "The It girl" has since entered the cultural lexicon.
1927 20 mai: Charles Augustus Lindberg efectuează primul zbor fără escală peste Oceanul Atlantic . 24 noiembrie: Moare, la București , prim-ministrul Ionel Brătianu .
Downhill is a 1927 British silent drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Ivor Novello, Robin Irvine, and Isabel Jeans, and based on the play Down Hill by Novello and Constance Collier. The film was made by Gainsborough Pictures at their Islington studios.
Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Thea von Harbou in collaboration with Lang, it stars Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge and Brigitte Helm. Erich Pommer produced it in the Babelsberg Studios for Universum Film A.G. (UFA).