|FROM THE CHS EXHIBIT
Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.
AND NOW BY SPECIAL REQUEST, MORE ABOUT ONE OF CROTON'S MOST NOTABLE RESIDENTS, ACTRESS LENORE ULRIC.
Click on the photos and links.
The 1940 article clipping about her appearance in a revival of "20TH CENTURY" references her "Harmon" home.
It is unfortunately incomplete.
For those who don't know, Ulric lived in the village with her sister for many years. She was also featured as a side exhibit to the Croton Historical Society showing of vintage VILLAGE POSTCARDS.
(To read more about that and see some outstanding photos from the exhibit just click here.)
Ulric was a star of the Broadway stage and Hollywood films of the silent-film and early sound era.
Discovered in 1913 by theater director David Belasco, who would go on to manage her stage career, she was noted for portraying fiery, hot-blooded women of the typical vamp. (TRIGGER ALERT: if that of thing gives you the vapors, just move along.)
For more about Ulric, click on the links:
--Courtesy of our flickr friend Greta G, a beautiful black and white movie still from Camille, Greta Garbo and Henry Daniel, LENORE ULRIC & ROBERT TAYLOR. directed by George Cukor, 1936---this is a wonderful film with fine performances by everyone involved. It is also on the "woke cancel" list. SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL MOVIE STILL at http://bit.ly/2GrK2rU
--1922, ULRIC IN DAVID BELASCO'S "KIKI"; click here
--1920, AN INTERVIEW WITH LENORE ULRIC; MORE HERE
--AND FYI: THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY POSTCARD EXHIBIT is available on CD http://bit.ly/1KFnAgh