Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton -- our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools -- in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.
SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES, PETER STRAUSS, JOSEPH HELLER, GLORIA SWANSON & HERMAN KAHN--click on the photos and links.
First up, from 1980, a remake of ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER with Peter Strauss--a turn at comedy for Strauss.
The original film from 1946--about a deal between the Devil and a dead man--was directed by Archie Mayo--and starred Paul Muni, Anne Baxter and Claude Rains.
Next, did you know that Croton's Joseph Heller--author of Catch-22--wrote scripts for the 1960s television series "McHale's Navy"? He used the pen-name Max Orange (read his obituary here).
READ MORE ABOUT CATCH-22 and Heller here.
Click on the photo for a vintage Fleer Bubble Gum pack featuring Ernest Borgnine in the television series.
And check out Borgnine in his Oscar winning role as MARTY, playing at THE STARLIGHT of course https://bit.ly/2utjvqL
Next up, here's Croton's own Gloria Swanson with Valentino in a full page ad for the 1922 production of BEYOND THE ROCKS.
For those who don't know: Beyond the Rocks was directed by Sam Wood, and is based on the 1906 novel of the same name by Elinor Glyn. Beyond the Rocks was long considered lost but a nitrate print of the film was discovered in the Netherlands in 2003.
The film was restored and released on DVD by Milestone Film & Video in 2006.
READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE.
NEXT up, one of Croton's most notable--the "American Futurist" Herman Kahn, founder of the Hudson Institute in 1961, along with Max Singer, and Oscar M. Ruebhausen.
FROM THE PATENT TRADER, 1969, LUNAR PLAYGROUND FORECASTED BY KAHN...
FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW: In 1960, Princeton University Press published On Thermonuclear War, a book-length expansion of Kahn's lecture notes while employed by Rand Corporation. Major controversies ensued, and in the end, Kahn and RAND had a parting of ways. Kahn moved to Croton-on-Hudson, intending to establish a new think tank, less hierarchical and bureaucratic in its organization. MORE HERE.
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