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MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES
ALLEN FUNT, GLORIA SWANSON (HER CROTON HOUSE TOO), AMERICAN POET RUTH LISA SCHECTER AND HOLBROOK BLINN--click on the photos and links.
As many of you know, Allen Funt of Candid Camera Fame, lived in Croton. (He also died on Sept. 5th in 1999).
Here's a little October 1970 blurb we found on Funt--and did you know that there's an official YOUTUBE CHANNEL dedicated to Candid Camera?
Next up, from Modern Screen Magazine 1952, part of our recent haul from the Peekskill Attic Treasures Flea Market.....
A brief blurb about Croton's own Gloria Swanson---attesting to the writer's experience that Swanson was gracious even under less than perfect accommodations.
And here's a blurb on Swanson's purchase of her Croton home and property on "Kitchawan Mountain" from the 1924 Photoplay Magazine.
The blurb talks about some of her notable neighbors, including playwright Margaret Mayo (of Mayo's Landing fame) and Holbrook Blinn (of Blinn Road Fame) among other area players, literary folk and artists.
Speaking of "literary folks", a 1980 blurb about famous American poet Ruth Lisa Schecter, editor of the Croton Review, author of six poetry books, etc.
During the last fifteen years of her life, Schecter lived in Croton.
She was a poet and a catalyst of all things creative and died in 1989.
Read more at www.ruthlisaschechter.org/
NEXT UP, A 1917 BIJOU THEATRE AD FOR HOLBROOK BLINN AND SHIRLEY MASON in "PRIDE".
For those who don't know, Holbrook Blinn (of Blinn Road fame) was a very well known silent film star, performer, producer and director of plays at the Princess Theatre.
You can read more about Blinn here.
You can read more about Mason, here.
And courtesy of the Internet Broadway Data Base, see a list of Blinn's Broadway plays here.
For the last edition of MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: ERIC KNIGHT, GLORIA SWANSON, CAPTAIN HARVEY P. FARRINGTON and HAROLD GRAY, click here.