SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: LEE HAYS (THE WEAVERS, SEEGER ETAL.), MAX EASTMAN & FAY BAINTER
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First up from August 1951, The Weavers Visit Paul Brenner, a popular disk jockey show at the time---fresh from their success with WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN on Decca Records...Croton's Lee Hays is there. FOR MORE ABOUT HAYS, CLICK HERE.
NEXT UP, from reformed socialist and Croton's Max Eastman, a 1947 article (The New Castle Tribune) from his days at Readers Digest.
For those who don't know, Eastman recanted much of his younger Socialist leanings. By the mid-1950's, he had come to believe that the Bolshevik Revolution "rather than producing freedom, produced the most perfect tyranny in all history".
Also in 1955, he became one of the original contributing editors of the conservative National Review magazine. He also wrote a number of books and articles on the nature of American humor.
Eastman's last memoir was Love and Revolution: My Journey Through an Epic (1964). In 1969, he died at his summer home in Bridgetown, Barbados at the age of 86
Read more about Eastman here.
Next up, it's Croton's own Fay Bainter in the 1938 production of White Banners.
The 1938 film starred Claude Rains, Fay Bainter, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, Henry O'Neill, and Kay Johnson.
It was based on the 1936 novel of the same title by Lloyd C. Douglas.
Bainter was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Hannah Parmalee.
Read more about the movie here.
Next up, also from 1938, Bainter in The Arkansas Traveler with Bob Burns and Dickie Moore.
It also featured Irvin S. Cobb who had his own Croton connection to Maragret Mayo.
Read more about THE ARKANSAS TRAVELER here.
Read more about Bainter's Croton connection here.
SEE THE LAST EDTION OF MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES PETER STRAUSS, JOSEPH HELLER, GLORIA SWANSON & HERMAN KAHN, HERE