Tag Archives: Old Hollywood

The Book Tour Begins For “Remembering Katharine Hepburn”

This is one of those things  in one’s life that you just don’t see coming. This book, “Remembering Katharine Hepburn.” I am a founding trustee of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut and that has been just a wonderful ride over the last 10 years or so…seeing the historic town hall Read more…

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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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Dick Cavett to Receive The First “Spirit Of Katharine Hepburn Award”

The ‪Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will hold its annual Summer Gala Saturday August 27th, 2016 on the historic Old Saybrook Town Green. In addition to fantastic eats and fabulous music and dancing, the inaugural Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award will be presented as a graceful statuette sculpted in the likeness of Katharine Hepburn by Kimberly 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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In the Company Of Legends ~ Bacall, Carson, Fonda, Garland, Hepburn, Newman, Sinatra, Stewart

David Heeley and Joan Kramer have lived incredible lives as documentary filmmakers. Name an actor in the age of old Hollywood or television and they have interviewed them and put them in their films. Heeley says of all the greats they loved getting to know four-time Academy Award winning actress, Katharine Hepburn. There are so Read more…

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“A Twist Of Lemmon,” Channeling Actor Jack Lemmon

Chris Lemmon, an actor and musician and Glastonbury, Connecticut resident, came on “NYBERG” to talk about a show he has mounted about the life of his very famous father, two-time Academy Award winner, Jack Lemmon. It is called “A Twist Of Lemmon” it is based on the book he wrote. One of the tales he 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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Send A “Happy One Hundred Years” Video To The Shubert Theatre

The legendary Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT is turning 100 years old on December 11, 2014! The Shubert is recognized throughout the theatre community as the  “birthplace of the nation’s greatest hits”, and was a popular try-out house in the golden age of theatre – playing host to the World Premieres of such musicals as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, My Read more…

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Ya Gotta Love Sardi’s Celebrity Caricatures

  Old Hollywood, love it and Sardi’s, the iconic restaurant in New York City’s Theater District. Just saw all of these caricatures on Do You Remember, Yesterday Back By Popular Demand. All this vintage stuff is right up my alley. At the top of this post are the late celebrities, Eartha Kitt and Paul Newman immortalized at Read more…

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Cary Grant And Ginger Rogers

Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers in “Once Upon a Honeymoon” 1942, photographed by John Meihle.

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