SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: JANE BURR, MAX EASTMAN, ALEXANDER CALDER, AND FAY BAINTER----click on the photos and links.
First up, from one of Croton's original Bohemians, a 1921 blurb on author Jane Burr, and her book THE GLORIOUS HOPE, from none other than Croton's own Floyd Dell, recanted radical.
For those who don't know, Jane Burr--her nom du plume--was born Rosalind Mae Guggenheim. In 1917 she purchased the Post Road Inn (located on the property across the street from the Holy Name of Mary Church) in Croton-on-Hudson. She renamed the inn the Drowsy Saint. READ MORE HERE
Next up, an article from 1910 and the early days of women's suffrage, with Croton's own Max Eastman among the speakers. For those who don't know, Eastman recanted much of his younger Socialist leanings. By the mid-1950's, he had come to believe that the Bolshevik Revolution "rather than producing freedom, produced the most perfect tyranny in all history". READ MORE ABOUT EASTMAN HERE.
Next up, a fabulous Flickr album of over a thousand photos featuring the work of Alexander Calder.
For those who don't know, here's Calder's Croton connection at https://bit.ly/2MPcbN2
And finally, a 1942 ad for a rather curious old film called JOURNEY FOR MARGARET that featured Croton's Fay Bainter. Journey for Margaret is set in London in World War II. It stars Robert Young and Laraine Day as a couple who have to deal with the loss of their unborn child due to a bombing raid.
This was the final film of the prolific director W. S. Van Dyke. Fay Bainter plays Trudy Strauss, the director of an orphanage. READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE.
For a still shot from from the film, click here.
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