SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: GLORIA SWANSON, MARGARET MAYO, HOWARD Da SILVA, AND JACKIE GLEASON--click on the photos and links.
First up, Croton's Gloria Swanson and John Boles, 1934--MUSIC IN THE AIR--an American romantic comedy musical film based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway musical of the same name. It was part of the popular subgenre of operetta films made during the era. The film was a commercial failure on its release, losing $389,000.
Next, playwright Margaret Mayo and her also-playwright husband, Edgar Selwyn, fresh off the success of "Rolling Stones" and "Twin Beds" in a 1916 article from The Green Book Magazine.
Because they had collaborated on so many things together, their divorce in 1919 was a shock to the entertainment community. After her divorce she legally changed her name to Elizabeth Mayo, moved to New York and lived with her mother.
Next up, Croton notable Howard Da Silva. We were surprised to discover that Da Silva played in a 1983 episode of Archie Bunker's Place---portraying Abe Rabinowitz---in "The Promotion".
You can read more about the episode at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0514355/
And finally, more Jackie Gleason, Cortlandt resident, but frequent Croton visitor, in a film we never heard of before--from 1950--The DESERT HAWK. And what a cast--Yvonne De Carlo, Richard Greene---Rock Hudson...
And Gleason as Aladdin...you can read about the film here
p.s. Did you know that Dean Martin and Jackie Gleason did a Christmas album released in 1973....called MERRY MUSIC CHRISTMAS! Read more about it here.
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: WILLIAM GROPPER, LENORE ULRIC, FAY BAINTER, AND JACKIE GLEASON AT https://bit.ly/2w0NlUu
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