As we have discussed before, January 1 brings a new year and a new crop of copyrighted works entering into the public domain. This year, works from 1924 become available. We wish you a wonderful, fulfilling new year with lots of great works to build on!

A few of my favorites:

All these shorts and feature films (mostly silent), including:

  • Movies
    • Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. and The Navigator
  • Songs
    • “How Come You Do Me Like You Do?”
    • “It Had to Be You”
    • “Does the Spearmint Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?”
    • George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” (The one everyone knows within 5 notes even if you don’t know the name)
  • Literature
    • Edgar Rice Burroughs’s The Land That Time Forgot and Tarzan and the Ant Men
    • Agatha Christie’s The Man in the Brown Suit and Poirot Investigates
    • E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India
    • H. P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Rats in the Walls” (Ugh. Still makes me shudder!)
  • Artwork
    • Edward Hopper’s New York Pavements
    • Wassily Kandinsky’s Contrasting Sounds (see above)
    • Paul Klee’s  Carnival in the Mountains
    • Man Ray’s Le Violon d’Ingres

May this list inspire you to seek new and exciting adventures in 2020. We can’t wait to see what you create!