Continuing this very popular blog series into 2020....SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES...for this installment...PETER STRAUSS, MAX EASTMAN, AND ISADORA DUNCAN. Click on the photos and links.
First up, Peter Strauss---who got his start in the Croton Shakespeare Festival--and Kathleen Quinlan in the 1996 TV drama, IN THE LAKE IN THE WOODS. Based on the novel of the same name (read about it here), you can see the film via Amazon here.
Next up, some items from Croton notable, writer, former Mt. Airy Road resident, and recanted radical Max Eastman--a 1918 poem in honor of dancer Isadore Duncan to the right....as well as a fascinating 1938 article and more from Liberty Magazine:
"FOR LIBERALS---STARTLINGLY A FAMOUS ONE TIME RADICAL DENOUNCES RUSSIA AND ITS THREAT TO AMERICAN FREEDOM - STALINISM BECOMES FASCISM-" BY CROTON'S MAX EASTMAN. Read it here.
Speaking of Isadora Duncan, you can read more about Isadora and Elizabeth--and their Croton connection in an article by FORMER CROTON HISTORIAN JANE NORTHSHIELD) HERE
Click on the images for a 1917 article from Theatre Magazine: NOTES ON THE ISADORA DUNCAN DANCERS.
ALSO DISCOVERED: This is the only film that exists of Isadora Duncan’s dancing. It is a few seconds of footage of a recital given outdoors in an open space.
A group and men and women sit and stand round the space. SEE THE YOUTUBE VIDEO AT youtube.com/watch?v=MEb6KIPrvRQ
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF SOME MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTABLES: GLORIA SWANSON, LEONORE DOSKOW, AND HOWARD DA SILVA HERE.
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