Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SOME RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS AND PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES....SWANSON, GLEASON, HAYES, SEEGER

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SOME RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS AND PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES....SWANSON, GLEASON, HAYES, SEEGER

FIRST UP, courtesy of IMMORTAL EPHEMERA, an outstanding collection of vintage cigarette cards featuring--among others--Croton's own Gloria Swanson in Perfect Understanding with Laurence Olivier etal. (Click on the photo above.) See more from the film and the entire collection at https://immortalephemera.com/movie-collectibles/1935-ardath-scenes-from-big-films/

NEXT UP, courtesy of a vintage CASHBOX magazine, an ad from 1950, Peter Seeger, Croton's Lee Hayes, a'la The Weavers--click on the photo. Goodnight Irene and Tzena, Tzena, Tzena were big hits at the time.

And finally a fab 1953 ad for Jackie Gleason--also a very talented musician. Click on the photo below.

For those who don't know, Gleason lived in nearby Cortlandt in a famous mid-century modern "round" house--and was a frequent visitor to Croton.  

Read more here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/remembering-jackie-gleason-courtesy-of.html
 
For more about Gloria Swanson, THE CROTON CONNECTION, SEE PART ONE HERE AND PART TWO HERE

PHOTOS OF HER CROTON HOME, EXTERIOR ONLY, HERE

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed looking at the old cigarette cards. Thanks. I wasn't familiar with that Swanson movie at all and wish we could see more on television.

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