SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: GLORIA SWANSON, FAY BAINTER AND HOWARD DA SILVA - Click on the photos and links.
First up--from 1929, a publicity still for Gloria Swanson, one of Croton's most famous notables--soon to appear in "The Swamp"---whose title would be changed to Queen Kelly--under the direction of Erich Von Stroheim! The film featured Swanson in the title role, Walter Byron as her lover, and Seena Owen. The film was produced by Joseph P. Kennedy, who was Swanson's lover at the time. READ MORE ABOUT THE FILM HERE.
Read more about Swanson and her Croton connection here.
Swanson would reunite many years later with Von Stroheim--this time he would be in the role of actor (as the faithful servant Max) and not as the film's director--in SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Next up is a two part review of the 1937 film, QUALITY STREET....featuring Croton notable Fay Bainter and starring Katharine Hepburn. Bainter's performance was very well received.
For those who don't know, she lived in Croton during the 1930's; read more about that here.
And did you know that Katharine Hepburn got her start at The Croton Playhouse? Read more about that here.
Next up, a very interesting and post on Croton's own Howard da Silva from the Scott Rollins TV & Trivia Blog. For those who don't know, Da Silva lived in the village for quite a few years. (Read more about his Croton connection here.)
Here's Da Silva in an episode of The Outer Limits, 1964's "I, ROBOT"
See lots more pix at Scott Rollins' post on Da Silva at https://bit.ly/2KaciEP
READ MORE ABOUT "I, ROBOT" HERE.
TO SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: ABE BIRNBAUM, MAURICE STERNE AND PETER STRAUSS, CLICK HERE
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