SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES, JACKIE GLEASON, KATHLEEN BELLER & LENORE ULRIC--click on the photos and links.
First up from 1957, Jackie Gleason invites a few friends to Toot Shor's.....For those who don't know, Toots Shor's Restaurant was a restaurant and lounge owned and operated by Bernard "Toots" Shor at 51 West 51st Street in Manhattan during the 1940s and 1950s. Its oversized circular bar was a New York landmark. Perhaps this was where Gleason developed his fondness for the circular! CLICK HERE
That's followed by an ad for the 1963 Gleason vehicle--PAPA'S DELICATE CONDITION--a comedy film starring Gleason and Glynis Johns. It was an adaptation of the Corinne Griffith memoir of the same name, about her father and growing up in Texarkana, Texas.
Jimmy Van Heusen (music) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics) won an Academy Award for Best Song for "Call Me Irresponsible".
READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE.
Here's a LITTLE blurb about notable Kathleen Beller from 1984--a radio interview in which she discusses her "fame" as Kirby from the 80's television show DYNASTY.
Beller was on the show for two years; you can read more about her character here.
And from 1929, not the best year to release a film it turns out, Croton's own Lenore Ulric in her first "talkie" a.k.a. sound movie--FROZEN JUSTICE.
FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW: Frozen Justice is a 1929 American partially sound drama film with a synchronized soundtrack featuring music and sound effects directed by Allan Dwan. The picture starred Lenore Ulric and is based on the 1920 novel, Norden For Lov og Ret, by Ejnar Mikkelsen.
The film was set in Nome, Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898 and 1899 and is presumed lost.
The film received mixed reviews (the crash of 1929 did not help ticket sales). You can read more about it here.
p.s. Director Allan Dwan had a Croton connection via THE CROTON AERO CLUB; read more here.
You may also enjoy seeing a still with Ulric and Greta Garbo from 1936's "Camille" here.
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE BITS & PIECES UNEARTHED ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES HOWARD DA SILVA, VERA NEUMANN AND FLOYD DELL HERE.
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