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SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: ERIC KNIGHT, GLORIA SWANSON, CAPTAIN HARVEY P. FARRINGTON and HAROLD GRAY--click on the photos and links.
FIRST UP, for those who don't know, Eric Knight, author of Lassie and numerous other books, lived on a farm with his wife here in Croton. The Yale Papers provide a very detailed account of his life; MORE AT http://bit.ly/1k30QbL. A Croton resident, William Hodson, died with Mr. Knight in a 1943 wartime plane crash that took the lives of 35 Americans. READ MORE ABOUT THAT HERE.
See the 1942 newspaper clipping that announced the movie version of another famous book by Knight, "This Above All", an American romance film directed by Anatole Litvak.
It starred Tyrone Power and Joan Fontaine as a couple from different social classes who fall in love in wartime England.
Read more about it at:
Next, one of Croton's most famous residents--Gloria Swanson--in a 1922 ad---it's a Merry Christmas from Gloria...
Yes for a mere one year subscription to SCREENLAND, you can get a copy of ELINOR GLYN'S BEYOND THE ROCKS.
The film starred Swanson and Valentino.
See photos from her Croton home here
NEXT, the 1903 obituary for HARVEY P. FARRINGTON, founder of the Hudson River Day Line.
And namesake for Farrington Road here in the village.
And finally, courtesy of a previous AUCTION AT CROTON'S OWN SERIOUS TOYZ, “Little Orphan Annie” Beetleware Shake–Up Mug, 1931, an ‘Ovaltine’ premium.
It features the artwork of Harold Gray's creation LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE.
For those who don't know, HAROLD GRAY was one of Croton's most famous residents; read more about him here.
The 1931 mug pictured is the 1st issue of the series and says: “Leapin’
Lizards! For A Swell Summer Drink There’s Nothin’ Like A Cold Ovaltine
Shake–Up - Eh, Sandy?” & “ARF!”
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: PETER FRAMPTON, GLORIA SWANSON & LENORE ULRIC AT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/08/some-more-recently-unearthed-bits_27.html
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I just saw that movie at a friend's house and had no idea, I'll have to call her and let her know.ReplyDelete
WE DIDNT'T KNOW EITHER. Croton sure had a lot of famous people in it.Delete