Public Domain 2021

Copyrighted works from 1925 entered the public domain on January 1, 2021. Below are some of the art coming soon (if not already) to eBooks, theater stages, remakes, reissues, and replays of all sorts. These are selected from among the bestsellers that year. Some of them may not be quite so popular upon re-release.

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne
  • Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
  • The Boston Cooking School Cook Book edited by Fannie Farmer
  • Anatole France Himself by J.J. Brousson
  • The Lost World starring Wallace Beery
  • The Wizard of Oz starring Dorothy Dwan
  • The Pleasure Garden directed by Alfred Hitchcock Won’t be available until the end of 2021
  • Seven Chances directed by and starring Buster Keaton
  • The Monster starring Lon Chaney
  • Sweet Georgia Brown recorded by Ethel Waters
  • Yes Sir, That’s My Baby by Ace Brigode & His Fourteen Virginians
  • St. Louis Blues by Bessie Smith
  • If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie) by Eddie Cantor
  • Gut Bucket Blues by Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five

Fun bonus fact: January 1, 1925 was the first day that Sweden broadcast its own radio station. First up was the Skandia Cinema Orchestra.