SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: GLORIA SWANSON, PATRICIA BENOIT SWIFT, BENJAMIN BOTKIN AND CLIFFORD B. HARMON--Click on the photos and links, all rights reserved.
First up, from 1955, Croton's Gloria Swanson and lots of fellow movie star company at the PEN & PENCIL, a private social club still in operation today.
With the news that actress and former village resident Patricia Benoit (Swift) recently passed away (read about her Croton connection and obituary here), we thought you'd enjoy seeing this 1954 publicity still from the television show MISTER PEEPERS with Wally Cox. Wally Cox starred as Robinson J. Peepers, Jefferson City's junior high school science teacher. Others in the cast included Tony Randall as history teacher Harvey Weskit; Georgann Johnson as Harvey's wife, Marge; Patricia Benoit as county nurse Nancy Remington, later married to Peepers; Marion Lorne as oft-confused English teacher Mrs. Gurney; Jack Warden as athletic coach Frank Whip...read more about the show here.
|Photo Jerry Rosenthal|
There's even a photo of his Croton-on-Hudson study.
It's called GROWING UP IN FOLKLORE, A Conversation with Dorothy Rosenthal and Daniel Botkin; read all about it here.
And finally, Croton's own CLIFFORD B. HARMON, whose real estate interests also involved....PELHAMWOOD!
COURTESY OF THE "HISTORIC PELHAM" BLOG:
During the spring of 1909, a newly-created company known as Clifford B. Harmon & Co., Inc. began grading and developing the neighborhood we know today as Pelhamwood. While the company was new, its namesake had been involved for more than two decades in the creation of suburban developments throughout the northeast and along the Atlantic coast.
READ AND SEE MORE HERE
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: OSCAR BRAND, JACKIE GLEASON, GLORIA SWANSON and YALE JOEL HERE