Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton -- our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship -- in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.
SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: FAY BAINTER, LLOYD MOSS, VERA NEUMANN, ETHEL STEIN & KATHLEEN BELLER----Click on the photos and links.
First up, a 1934 review of THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN starring Lionel Barrymore and Croton notable Fay Bainter.
This was in fact, her first film. For those who don't know, Bainter lived in the village in the 30's; read more here.
As many of you know, Croton notable Lloyd Moss died in 2013. The longtime Classical WQXR/NEW YORK host succumbed to Parkinson's disease.
One of the elves came across this 1987 podcast: Lloyd Moss talks to actress Anne Bancroft about her life and career. HEAR MORE AT https://www.wnyc.org/story/anne-bancroft
As many of you know, artist/textile designer Vera Neuman lived in the village; you can read more about that here.
Her Croton house was recently written up as a mid-century modern architectural gem.
Not only were her designs found on fabric and wallpaper, but a line of home goods/dishware as well.
For those of you lucky enough to own some of these pieces--but in need of "replacements"---you can find an ever changing inventory at https://www.replacements.com/china/vem.htm
As many of you know, Croton's Ethel Stein passed away in 2018. She was "a master weaver who combined historical techniques with modernist
sensibilities to create colorful textile works featuring geometric and
You can read more about her here.
One of Stein's puppets--LAMB CHOP--would become famous through ventriloquist/entertainer Shari Lewis and her television show. Lewis first appeared on Captain Kangaroo in March 1956.
And finally, from 1980, Croton's Kathleen Beller in Rappaccini's Daughter, an adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne short story first published in the December 1844 and later in and later in the 1846 collection Mosses from an Old Manse.
Read more about the film and cast at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081403/
You can read more about Beller in a 1972 Croton article here.
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: GLORIA SWANSON, FAY BAINTER & HOWARD DA SILVA BY CLICKING HERE.
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