Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton -- our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools -- in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.
SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: KATHLEEN BELLER, GLORIA SWANSON, HAROLD GRAY, and OSCAR BRAND---click on the photos and links.
First up, Croton's Kathleen Beller in the 1985 made for television movie, DEADLY MESSAGES. YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THE MOVIE HERE. To read a 1972 article about Beller--"Croton's Beller Gets Movie & TV Roles"--click here.
Next up, a rare movie star postcard, German, circa 1928, courtesy of our collector friends, Truus, Bob & Jan. featuring Croton's Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson.
You can read more about the film here. Swanson would receive an Oscar nomination for her role.
And check out Swanson in an amazing headdress for the 1919 production of Male and Female.
As many of you know, cartoonist and creator of Little Orphan Annie--Harold Gray--lived in Croton.
Here's a rare find courtesy of our friend Frank Kelsey, a circa 1930's, 1940's Little Orphan Annie metal toy store in very good condition.
There's all types of "Annie" memorabilia out there (Gray was smart about marketing and marketing rights) but this is the first stove we've encountered.
Next up a June 23, 1983 article from the Manhattaset Mail about a performance Croton's Oscar Brand gave at a local arboretum....
For those who don't know, Brand lived in Croton for many years.
His daughter has recently written a book; read more here
Some months back we also unearthed a Brand recording in Program #112 at WNYC at https://bit.ly/2M1HNmE
To see the last edition of SOME
MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES:
PETER FRAMPTON, GLORIA SWANSON, LENORE ULRIC AND VERA NEUMANN--click here.
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That's a great shot of Swanson.ReplyDelete
Strange little toy.ReplyDelete