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: VERA NEUMANN, MARGARET MAYO,
JACKIE GLEASON AND FAY BAINTER----click on the photos and links.
As many of you know, Vera Neumann was one of Croton's most famous residents.
COURTESY OF RETRO RENOVATION: Hot off the presses: Just a few days ago Schumacher launched a new collection of wallpapers and fabrics designed by Vera Neumann — three wallpapers and 11 fabrics in all.....Vera Neumann was their longest running
collaborator, spanning from the 1940s to the 1960s! And with good
reason: Her patterns are beautifully designed — colorful, whimsical,
READ AND SEE MUCH MORE AT https://retrorenovation.com/2019/03/13/vera-neumann-wallpaper-fabric-schumacher/
Next up, Croton's own Maragret Mayo at the 1918 Alsace Lorraine celebrations in Paris (COURTESY OF LOC, WWI). Mayo did a great deal of volunteer war work.
For more about the famous playwright, click here.
You may also have an interest in Mayo's connection to the Indian mystic, MEHAR BABA, and the ruins above the Duck Pond; go to https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2019/01/harmons-margaret-mayo-indian-mystic.html
Next, one of Croton's most famous notables--JACKIE GLEASON--(READ MORE ABOUT GLEASON, CORTLANDT RESIDENT, BUT FREQUENT CROTON VISITOR, HERE)
Here he is in 1960--singing with Brendan Behan. Behan was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Irish writers of all time. Read more about Behan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_Behan
And finally, a very young--as in 1918--Fay Bainter, one of the village's most notable residents, and mentioning her upcoming play, EAST IS WEST. Read more about the play and Bainter's Croton Connection here.
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF....MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: JANE BURR, MAX EASTMAN, ALEXANDER CALDER, AND FAY BAINTER HERE.
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