From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"In typical scene, Duck Soup pokes fun at the Hays Code by showing a woman's bedroom and then showing a woman's shoes on the floor, a man's shoes and horseshoes. Harpo is sleeping in the bed with the horse; the woman is in the twin bed next to them." --Sholem Stein
"He was a gentle soul, Valloton, with a keen wit and a great deal of ambition but a feeling of impotence, the result of being the brother-in-law of picture dealers."--The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) by Gertrude Stein
- The Papin sisters murder their employer and her daughter in France.
- End of the Weimar Republic (1919 - 1933)
- Nazis rise to power (1933-1945)
- March 23 - The Reichstag votes Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
- December 6 - The trial United States v. One Book Called Ulysses rules that James Joyce's Ulysses is not pornographic.
Art and culture
- Eduard Fuchs's extensive art collection is destroyed by the Gestapo
- October 25, 1933 – Eduard Fuchs extensive art collection is confiscated by the Gestapo and partially destroyed. In 1937/38 what's left of the collection is sold off at various auctions. Fuchs dies January 26, 1940 in exile in Paris.
- The Nazis destroy Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft
- When the Nazis took power, one of their first actions, on May 6, 1933, was to destroy the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (Institute for Sexual Research)and burn the library. (The pictures you see of Nazi book-burnings are usually pictures of Hirschfeld's books ablaze.) Fortuitously, Hirschfeld had left Germany on a world speaking tour in 1930. He never returned, dying in exile in Nice in 1935.
- Land Without Bread by Luis Buñuel
- King Kong by Cooper, Schoedsack
- Zéro de conduite by Jean Vigo
- Duck Soup by Leo McCarey
- Extase by Gustav Machatý
- André Kertész's first Distortions are published.
- The Life and Works of E. A. Poe: a Psychoanalytic Interpretation, a psychobiography and a psychoanalytic reading of the work of Edgar Allan Poe written by Princess Marie Bonaparte
- The Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich
- The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore
- "Ugly Woman" by Roaring Lion
- Juzo Itami (1933 - 1997)
- Guido Crepax (1933 - 2003)
- Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004)
- James Brown (1933 - 2006)
- Stan Brakhage (1933 - 2003)
- Piero Manzoni (1933 - 1963)
- Jayne Mansfield (1933 - 1967)
- Jeanloup Sieff (1933 - 2000)
- Bruce Conner (1933 - 2008)
- Dalida (1933 - 1987)
- Karl Lagerfeld (1933 - 2019)
- David Hamilton (1933 – 2016)
- Manu Dibango (died 2020)
- Jim Haynes (died 2021)
- Roman Polanski
- Tinto Brass
- Yoko Ono
- Liliana Cavani
- February 21 - Bob Rafelson, American film director, writer and producer (d. 2022)
- August 25 – Wayne Shorter, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2023)