SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES, CLIFFORD B. HARMON, GLORIA SWANSON, LENORE ULRIC, OSCAR BRAND and HOWARD DA SILVA--click on the photos.
AMELIA EARHART & CLIFFORD B. HARMON--Worth noting--The Harmon Trophy is a set of three international trophies, to be awarded annually to the world's outstanding aviator, aviatrix, and aeronaut. In 1933, Amelia Earhart was one of the recipients.
Next up---when t.v. was still in its early years--is Croton's own Gloria Swanson.
She appears here in a 1949 publicity blurb for the first "Buddy Rogers Show"--complete with pick and shovel as befits a "television pioneer".
And here's Croton's Lenore Ulric via the 1918 edition of the New York Times, selling WW1 Savings Stamps on Fifth Avenue. That's quite an ensemble she's wearing. Ulric, discovered by Broadway playwright and producer David Belasco, starred in such popular vehicles as "Tiger Rose", "Kiki", "The Harem" and "LuLu Belle" and was particularly noted for her portrayals of the "fem fatale" hot-tempered fiery woman.
And here's Croton's Howard Da Silva in the 1962 film, David and Lisa. Directed by Frank Perry, it is based on the second story in the novel Jordi, Lisa and David by Theodore Isaac Rubin; the screenplay tells the story of a bright young man suffering from a mental illness which, among other symptoms, has instilled in him a fear of being touched. This lands him in a residential treatment center, where he meets Lisa, a similarly ill young woman who displays a split personality. Da Silva plays Dr. Swinton, the psychiatrist, Keir Dullea as David and Janet Margolin as Lisa.
Finally, there the folk singer, songwriter and author OSCAR BRAND from The Patent Trader 1972. In his career, spanning 70 years, he composed at least 300 songs and released nearly 100 albums, among them Canadian and American patriotic songs. Brand's music ran the gamut from novelty songs to serious social commentary and spanned a number of genres. He also wrote a number of short stories. His daughter JEANNIE BRAND, has written a book--READ MORE HERE
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES--JERRY PINKNEY, THE VAN CORTLANDT FAMILY, and HOWARD DA SILVA--here