Saturday, January 30, 2021


Welcome to Everything Croton--a collection of all things Croton, our history, our homes, our issues, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

As many of you know, HOLBROOK BLINN (of Blinn Road fame) lived here in the village. A noted actor--and much more--you can read about him here.

So were just delighted to discover this wonderful vintage movie postcard featuring Blinn in the Duchess of Dantzic. Click on the image courtesy of Artes Escenia/Manuel Palomino Arjona. (With permission, a high quality resolution has also been sent to The Croton Historical Society). The Duchess of Dantzic is a comic opera in three acts, set in Paris, with music by Ivan Caryll and a book and lyrics by Henry Hamilton, based on the play Madame Sans-Gêne by Victorien Sardou and Émile Moreau.

And speaking about Madame Sans-Gene, CROTON'S OWN GLORIA SWANSON would star in the later SILENT FILM PRODUCTION MADAME SANS-GEN(E). Read more about that there.

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