Looking Backward: the best sellers (and others) from a hundred years ago

  • Best selling fiction: Zane Grey, The Man of the Forest
  • Best selling non-fiction: Philip Gibbs, Now It Can Be Told
  • Billboard #1 Song for the year: Al Jolson, Swanee
  • Most popular film: Way Down East directed by D.W. Griffith; starring Lillian Gish

Also released:

  • Karl Capek, R.U.R.
  • Edith Wharton, Age of Innocence
  • John M. Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace
  • Frank Crumit, My Little Bimbo Down on the Bamboo Isle
  • Ted Lewis & his Orchestra, I’ll See You in C-U-B-A
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde directed by John S. Robertson; starring John Barrymore
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari directed by Robert Wiene; starring Werner Krauss