in his entire life was his visit to Britain in 1921. He was captivated by the Royal Family's friendliness and informalityp 50 UGM 1989
faded inky wriggles. It was labelled: ‘Einstein, A.; Alpha Waves, 1922.‘ He followed Kaidren around, sipping slowly at his drink, enjoyingp 187 VT 1960
lives. Something of the ferment of ideas that existed by 1924, when Andre Breton issued the First Surrealist Manifesto, can bep 85 UGM 1966
all around them. Hitler's ‘novel‘, Mein Kampf was written in 1924, nearly a decade before he came to power, but isp 221 UGM 1969
Yu-fang, her grandmother, who at the age of fifteen, in 1924, became the concubine of an elderly Manchurian warlord. She herselfp 36 UGM 1992
in the history of the automobile was the decision in 1925 by Alfred P. Sloan of General Motors to introduce thep 233 UGM 1984
by which I mean the s-f of the thirty-year period 1926 to 1957, from Gernsback's founding of Amazing to the firstp 203 UGM 1974
wrote and starred in, put her on the map in 1927, and landed her in jail for ten days, guilty ofp 10 UGM 1991
the welcoming banner misspelt his name. Aldous Huxley, writing in 1927, described Shanghai as ‘life itself ... dense, rank, richly clotted ... nothingp 219 UGM 1991
and pointed a carmined fingernail at my eyes. ‘Miss Weimar, 1927.‘ ‘The Delages will love it. You're going out with themp 368 SC 2000
Hitler and the Nazis. The Childermass had been published in 1928, and a quarter of a century later he brought outp 141 UGM 1966
below. She appears again and again, in ‘Night Windows‘ of 1928 and ‘Hotel Room‘ of 1931, as if glimpsed from ap 67 UGM 1989
Scott Fitzgerald drank on a dull afternoon in Atlanta in 1928. Richard Ellmann's much praised biography of Oscar Wilde took franknessp 71 UGM 1991
all the signs of an even greater recession than the 1929 Crash. By the mid-1990s the automotive giants of the Unitedp 45 HA 1981
this tragic but extraordinary woman. Her first mental breakdown in 1929, like the Crash itself marked the end for Fitzgerald, andp 110 UGM 1982
for Fitzgerald, and his imagination never recovered. Between 1920 and 1929, according to Bruccoli, Fitzgerald earned $244,967, at least sixp 110 UGM 1982
had come home. My parents had arrived in Shanghai in 1929, aboard a P&O liner that took five weeks to makep 286 UGM 1995
an exhausted England that he was glad to leave in 1929. He became a much-travelled businessman, a lifelong admirer of thep 45 ML 2008
in the city, and my father was sent out in 1929 to run its operation there, the China Printing and Finishingp 47 ML 2008
house in the Manchester area, and sailed for Shanghai in 1929. My parents never spoke about their reasons for leaving Englandp 51 ML 2008
his Brooklyn subject matter, he set off for Paris in 1930, where he soon established a reputation as a starving artistp 113 UGM 1991
significance, a sun without shadows. MIRACLES OF LIFE Shanghai Arrival 1930 I was born in Shanghai General Hospital on 15 Novemberp 3 ML 2008
I was born in Shanghai General Hospital on 15 November 1930, after a difficult delivery that my mother, who was slightlyp 3 ML 2008
or whether she really enjoyed her years in Shanghai (roughly 1930 to 1948). Years later, in her sixties, she became ap 8 ML 2008
then a senior editor at the Daily Express). Born in 1930, Mary was the daughter of Dorothy Vernon and her husbandp 174 ML 2008
the gallery of glamorized rogues. The small-town bank-robbers of the 19305 were rapidly mythologized into a band of punk Robin Hoodsp 44 UGM 1991
first feature-length cartoon films, Snow White and Pinocchio. By the 19305 he was world famous, meeting the Pope, Mussolini and Hp 217 UGM 1994
present content and approach. Magazine s-f was born in the 1930s and like the pseudo-streamlined architecture of the thirties, it isp 196 UGM 1962
famous for his paintings of the late 1920s and early 1930s, such as ‘The Persistence of Memory‘, at the time Dalip 94 UGM 1969
of image and identity. From this period, during the late 1930s, come Dali's obsessions with Hitler (the milky breasts of thep 96 UGM 1969
glass of the show-room was a fibreglass replica of a 1930s Brooklands racer, faded bunting stuffed into the seat. Waiting untilp 93 C 1973
and imaginative reserves possessed by the United States in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s lay in that huge system of excitementsp 204 UGM 1974
bank robberies were carried out which rivalled those of the 1930s. In London there was an armed assault on the crownp 846 LDG 1976
resembled a costume worn in some Hollywood spectacular of the 1930s. The huge train stretched behind her, its hem ruffed likep 146 UDC 1979
out as a true modern. His surrealist masterpieces of the 1930s, with their eerie light that is more electric than solarp 100 UGM 1986
he sets out to expose Hirohito's true role in the 1930s and 1940s -- a formidable undertaking, given the maze-like complexityp 50 UGM 1989
bars and hotel rooms sum up the America of the 1930s and 1940s, the antithesis of the folksy and sentimental Saturdayp 66 UGM 1989
of Hopper's, but in painting the depression America of the 1930s Hopper brings his eye to bear on the alienation ofp 68 UGM 1989
to the birth of sound and the recruitment in the 1930s of a far classier and more self-important literary set --p 3 UGM 1990
but untrue. As Hamilton points out, the disappointments of the 1930s and 1940s screenwriters were compounded by the Hays Office andp 5 UGM 1990
popular beach resort where I spent the summers in the 1930s. As a seven-year-old I was deeply impressed by the hugep 11 AEa 1990
a keen reader of Time and Life since the late 1930s -- though there is an unintended irony in recruiting thep 101 GOAa 1990
emerge. He had been active in surrealist circles in the 1930s, and had financed a ballet season for George Balanchine. Dalip 70 UGM 1991
James could scarcely be expected to count). By the early 1930s he had established himself as a patron of the avant-gardep 72 UGM 1991
the originals of 10 cent comic books published in the 1930s are now worth thousands of pounds, far exceeding in valuep 76 UGM 1991
popular medium and has rarely been matched since. By the 1930s, perhaps in response to the Depression, crime and detective stripsp 77 UGM 1991
Capa's children, photographed in the China and Spain of the 1930s and in Europe during the 1940s, seem to show nop 83 UGM 1991
I was even less convinced. Like the London of the 1930s, Shanghai had been a low-rise city. But the Shanghai Ip 174 UGM 1991
I was relieved to see the old Shanghai of the 1930s was alive and well, if a little crumbling in thep 174 UGM 1991
Industry Information Bureau. It had been built in the early 1930s in the classic stockbroker style of the Home Counties, thoughp 174 UGM 1991
White Russian nanny to sit uselessly for hours -- the 1930s baby-minding equivalent of television, and probably far more educational. Thatp 175 UGM 1991
hotels and banking houses along the Bund, unchanged since the 1930s, rise through the fading twilight of Marxist ideology, temples dedicatedp 218 UGM 1991
Woking‘, but either things in Woking have changed since the 1930s or it was a paradise of gold crowns and luxuriousp 220 UGM 1991
studios at Shepperton. These handsome, half-timbered mansions, built in the 1930s beside the golf course, had served as the models forp 332 KW 1991
tennis court, and watched a team of scene-shifters unloading the 1930s props -- Chinese screens, art deco lamps, tiger-skin rugs andp 333 KW 1991
on the raked gravel were a Buick roadster of the 1930s, a high-roofed Packard like my parents‘ car, a black gangster'sp 336 KW 1991
solidified into instant history. During my Shanghai childhood in the 1930s I listened spellbound to strange tales about the Dowager Empressp 52 UGM 1992
versions of Pooh and his companions first appeared in the 1930s, and there were endless merchandizing spin-offs -- Pooh bookends, gardenp 119 UGM 1992
which Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene set out in the 1930s across Africa and the Far East, protected only by theirp 240 UGM 1992
forgotten during the nineteenth century, Sade was rediscovered in the 1930s after the publication of his lost masterpiece, The 120 Daysp 124 UGM 1993
None of this appeared in the popular press in the 1930s, and by the Second World War he was a reveredp 151 UGM 1993
of London was formed during my Shanghai childhood in the 1930s as I listened to my parents‘ generation talk nostalgically ofp 185 UGM 1993
at large. The great record-breaking attempts of the 1920s and 1930s generated an endless spin-off in architecture, fashion and design. Ip 192 UGM 1993
subsidiary of the Manchester-based Calico Printers Association. Shanghai in the 1930s was the Paris of the Pacific, one of the gaudiestp 286 UGM 1995
lives for themselves away from the Depression-ridden England of the 1930s. Others were missionaries and teachers, who had committed themselves top 288 UGM 1995
de Mar was the halcyon county-town England of the mythical 1930s, brought back to life and moved south into the sunp 66 CN 1996
ocean-liner windows and porthole skylights seemed to open onto the 1930s, a vanished world of Cole Porter and beach pyjamas, morphinep 21 SC 2000
No one cleans hospitals these days -- this isn't the 1930s. We spend the money on important things. Fancy wallpaper forp 42 SC 2000
that had grown up around the motor-racing circuit of the 1930s. My father had spent his childhood in Brooklands and, afterp 4 KC 2006
the embankment had been preserved as a monument to the 1930s, the heroic age of speed, the era of the Schneiderp 19 KC 2006
with their deco doors and windows, a fossil of the 1930s now occupied by immigrant families. A terrace of small semisp 72 KC 2006
stadium floodlights. Across the road was a disused cinema, a 1930s white-tile Odeon like a shabby iceberg, for years a bingop 75 KC 2006
Brooklands riot, the town's only claim to fame since the 1930s, would not be on the breakfast news. In the briefp 126 KC 2006
I thought of my father visiting the track in the 1930s, a small boy stunned by the reek of fuel oilp 137 KC 2006
the Communists and Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang forces, followed in the 1930s by frequent terrorist bombings, barely audible, I suspect, against thep 5 ML 2008
My mother told me of one reception in the early 1930s when I was introduced to Madame Sun Yat-sen, widow ofp 8 ML 2008
between parents and children were far more formal in the 1930s and 1940s, and our house reflected this, an almost cathedral-likep 22 ML 2008
had played no part in my life. Shanghai in the 1930s was full of extravagant fantasies, but these spectacles were designedp 27 ML 2008
architecture, folklore and customs. This was not the case in 1930s Shanghai, in part because there was so little of thatp 34 ML 2008
of 93. My earliest childhood writings began in the late 1930s, perhaps as a response to the greater tension I sensedp 40 ML 2008
I think there is a simpler explanation. Parents in the 1930s took what now seems a remarkably detached view of theirp 44 ML 2008
never met either of his parents, who died in the 1930s. My father rarely talked about his childhood, and I thinkp 45 ML 2008
wall and a guarded entrance were a popular feature in 1930s Shanghai, and were generally occupied by a single nationality. Therep 59 ML 2008
drinking (the core of social and professional life in the 1930s), Lunghua Camp must have functioned for its first months asp 74 ML 2008
now just how formal English life could be in the 1930s, 40s and 50s for its professional families. The children ofp 80 ML 2008
resembled a huge demolition site. Few buildings dated from the 1930s, though I never visited the vast London suburbs that largelyp 123 ML 2008
a significant honour. He had dominated London publishing throughout the 1930s and 1940s, and had a huge influence on literary editorsp 191 ML 2008
She and her mother had returned to England in the 1930s and spent the war years there. I began to writep 209 ML 2008
rugs, carried me straight back to the Shanghai of the 1930s. The large Sunningdale houses were uncannily similar in their fittingsp 257 ML 2008
stepped out into the drive to find a line of 1930s American Packards and Buicks, each with a uniformed Chinese chauffeurp 257 ML 2008
swallowed by the urbanisation of the surrounding countryside. In the 1930s our house in Amherst Avenue had stood on the edgep 265 ML 2008
pilasters borrowed from some car factory in Detroit in the 1930s. Curiously, the TV towers, broadcasting the new to the peoplep 268 ML 2008