In popular culture

  • 1922 – Vachel Lindsay wrote a poem titled "The Babbitt Jambouree".[25]
  • 1927 – English author C. E. M. Joad published The Babbitt Warren, a scathing critique of American society.[35]
  • 1937 – English author J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit; the title and the originally somewhat complacent and bourgeois character of Bilbo and hobbits in general were influenced by Babbitt.[36][37][38]
  • 1946 – The song "The Babbitt and the Bromide", by George and Ira Gershwin, featured in the film Ziegfeld Follies.
  • 1967 – Elizabeth Stevenson published a popular history of the 1920s titled Babbitts and Bohemians: From the Great War to the Great Depression.[39]

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