SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: HOWARD DA SILVA, ALLEN FUNT and JACKIE GLEASON. Click on the photos and links.
First up, Croton's Howard Da Silva in The Blue Dahlia, a 1946 American crime film and film noir, directed by George Marshall based on an original screenplay by Raymond Chandler. With Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. Da Silva played Eddie Harwood, the owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub on the Sunset Strip. READ MORE HERE.
Next up, a little blurb about Croton's Allen Funt and Candid Camera from TV Radio Mirror 1962.
Funt credited his success to the fact that he "looks like an average Joe."
And finally from 1958, TV & Radio Mirror, A QUICK BLURB--frequent Croton visitor, Jackie Gleason and his return to television in assorted productions.
Among these is Playhouse 90's "Time of Your Life"---and a mention of his recently completed album, A Tale of Two Cities....
It also mentions how he gave up his Manhattan penthouse for his suburban mansion...
Of course they're talking about his famous round house---currently on the market for twelve million---and for a real treat, the Journal News has 66 photos of the house online!
(p.s. The 1958 article incorrectly identifies Gleason's house as being in Peekskill when it is actually in Cortlandt Manor.)
For those who want to know more about PLAYHOUSE 90, CLICK HERE.
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES:
HOWARD DA SILVA,
& LENORE ULRIC HERE.