Continuing this very popular blog series into 2020....SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES...for this installment...GLORIA SWANSON, LEONORE DOSKOW, AND HOWARD DA SILVA.
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First up, a 1931 movie magazine ad for Gloria Swanson in "INDISCREET"...(For those who don't know, Swanson was one of the village's most notable residents and lived for some time on Mt. Airy Road; READ all about that and more here.)
As for Indiscreet, it's a 1931 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Swanson and Ben Lyon. The screenplay by Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson, based on their story Obey That Impulse, originally was written as a full-fledged musical but only two songs made it into the final product. The film is available on DVD. You can read more about it here.
Next, a 1987 Mother's Day ad featuring the latest jewelry from Leonore Doskow, Inc. For those who don't know, the Doskows lived on Finney Farm. A world renowned silversmith , Leonore began her career while still a college student when she received permission from her dean to make her jewelry in the science laboratory. After studying Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris for a summer, she opened a tiny shop in Philadelphia. After a few years, she and her husband moved to New York City, but it was the middle of the Depression and they found themselves unemployed with a baby on the way. Lenore would make items like tie clips in large batches at home, and her husband David would sell them to gift shops and boutiques. They moved to Westchester in 1941, where their business flourished. She and her husband owned and operated Leonore Doskow, Inc., a jewelry company selling to upscale stores around the country from 1935 until the 1980s, when her son and his wife took over the company. Many of her early, pins, necklaces and bracelets are collector’s items. She died in 2009 at the age of 97 (info via The Croton Historical Society)
And finally, a wonderful blog spot--with lots of photos--for Croton's Howard Da Silva: Howard Da Silva: Character Actor Supreme of 1776, THE LOST WEEKEND, DAVID AND LISA and More
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: LENORE ULRIC, LORRAINE HANSBERRY, GLORIA SWANSON, AND PETER STRAUSS at https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2019/10/more-recently-unearthed-bits-pieces.html
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