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Its All About Judy Garland In Goodspeed’s “Chasing Rainbows”

This is the story behind Goodspeed‘s now-playing “Chasing Rainbows.” The production is about Judy Garland as a child actress up thru the point at which she lands the part of Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz.” Creator, producer Tina Marie Casamento Libby and famed Judy Garland historian, author, John Fricke worked together for seven years go get Read more…

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Coming Fall 2016 ~ “Remembering Katharine Hepburn”

Coming in the fall of 2016, my second book, Remember Katharine Hepburn. I am so pleased to continue t educate new generations about the legacy of the most iconic actress of the 20th century. Hepburn still holds the record for winning the most leading actress Academy Awards, she won 4. The book can be pre-ordered Read more…

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And The Oscar Goes To….Art Carney

 In 1975 actor Art Carney won an Oscar for the best performance by an actor for the movie “Harry And Tonto.” That year he was up against Albert Finney for the “Orient Express,” Dustin Hoffman for “Lenny,” Jack Nicholson in “Chinatown,” Al Pacino in “The Godfather, Part II.”               Read more…

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A Tribute To Actor Jack Lemmon By His Son, Chris At “The Kate” ~ June 20

“Twist” is based on Chris Lemmon’s book “A Twist of Lemmon” which tells the story of a beloved Hollywood icon, his dad, Jack Lemmon. Jack starred in over 60 films, was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won 2 Oscars. One for “Mister Roberts” for Best Supporting Actor and the other for “Save the Tiger” Read more…

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Waterbury, Connecticut’s Rosiland Russell

Academy Award nominee, Actress Rosiland Russell was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on June 4, 1907. She was one of seven children born to James Edward and Clara A. (née McKnight) Russell. According to published reports, she was named after a ship on which her parents had traveled. She gained fame as a comedic actress in Hollywood and along Read more…

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A Talk On Katharine Hepburn Hollywood Career

Katharine Hepburn’s Hollywood Career: An Overview with Jeanine Basinger Wednesday, May 28 │ 5:30 – 7:00 pm $5 CHS members │ $10 non-members │ tickets available at the door Taking place at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies at Wesleyan University, offers an overview of Katharine Hepburn’s extraordinary career in Read more…

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Connecticut’s Iconic Actress, Katharine Hepburn

I have written tons of blog posts on Connecticut’s own Katharine Hepburn in large part because I thought she was sensational in that she was her own person. I am a founding board of trustees member of the only theater in the world named after her in Old Saybrook, The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Read more…

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Eartha Kitt’s “Kitt”

 The legendary entertainer Eartha Kitt called Connecticut home for many years until her death on Christmas Day in 2008. She had just one child, whom she named “Kitt.” Daughter Kitt talked about the star’s young life, how she was discovered by Orson Welles and what it was like watching her mother work a room in Read more…

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“It’s A Wonderful Life”~ A Live Radio Play

It’s pretty much Christmas year ’round for Bridgeport, Connecticut playwright, Joe Landry. Around the actual holidays things really get ramped up thanks to a play he wrote some twenty years ago. Joe and his two siblings grew up in a household where the arts were favored. Joe’s Dad is an artist and his Mom loved Read more…

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Susan Granger~ Child Actress, Entertainment Reporter, Movie Critic

Some of you may remember, Susan Granger who was an entertainment reporter in the late 1970’s for what was then WNCH-TV, which is now of course WTNH-TV (abc). Granger is now, and has been for a long time, a syndicated movie critic and she knows what she’s talking about having grown up in Hollywood. Granger of Read more…

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