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Marsha Mason–A New Journey and a new adventure in Litchfield County

Marsha Mason knew at an early age what she wanted to be. “Growing up I wanted to be everything and anything that had to do with acting,” she explains. “I went to Webster College when it was still a small Catholic women’s college. I majored in speech and drama and as soon as I graduated [...]read moreMarsha Mason–A New Journey and a new adventure in Litchfield County

Why is Mary Tyler Moore buried in Fairfield?

In January 2017, legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore was buried in a large plot at Oak Lawn Cemetery on Bronson Road. It was a small, private ceremony from which the public was excluded. Since then, many people have wondered, Why Fairfield? “Before Mary died she asked her husband and sister-in-law to research private, quiet, beautiful, [...]read moreWhy is Mary Tyler Moore buried in Fairfield?

I’ve heard that the Rat Pack used to stay in Ridgefield. Is this true?

Why, yes, it is true. In the late 1950s and into the ’60s, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, and others, also known as the “Rat Pack,” would escape to a converted barn on New Road, just off Route 7.  The barn, originally owned by Jane Trahey, was set on [...]read moreI’ve heard that the Rat Pack used to stay in Ridgefield. Is this true?

Belle of Pound Ridge: The legendary Tallulah Bankhead was the talk of the town

To everyone in the free world, she was simply called Tallulah. The voice was unmistakable, steeped in bourbon with notes of cello and a smoky, gravel finish; the laugh, a rollicking contagion of cannonball fire. Her remarkable beauty, framed by a cascading golden mane was captured by glittering notables from yesteryear such as Cecil Beaton [...]read moreBelle of Pound Ridge: The legendary Tallulah Bankhead was the talk of the town

Ten Minutes with Broadway Star Linda Eder

Linda Eder started on Broadway with Jekyll & Hyde and has since released 18 solo albums and her repertoire includes Broadway, pop, country, and jazz. Raised in Minnesota, Eder came east to New York and eventually settled onto a horse farm in North Salem, where she currently lives. Where is your favorite place to perform? Carnegie [...]read moreTen Minutes with Broadway Star Linda Eder

Clive Davis Puts his Name on it: The legend brings his passion for the arts to Bedford

IN RECENT YEARS, legendary music man Clive Davis has kept his finger firmly on the undulating pulse of the music industry as chief creative officer for Sony Music Entertainment while also enjoying the success of his best-selling autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life. After the 551-page life story spent three months atop the New York [...]read moreClive Davis Puts his Name on it: The legend brings his passion for the arts to Bedford

“Where the Wild Things Are” meets Mickey Mouse

Stacks of neatly labeled boxes fill the space of the Maurice Sendak archive, a recently completed addition to the late author’s Ridgefield home on Chestnut Hill Road. These manuscript sized boxes, each containing the original artwork from Sendak’s popular children’s books such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, and Outside Over [...]read more“Where the Wild Things Are” meets Mickey Mouse

Sneak Peak at Designer Ralph Lauren’s Secret Passion for Cars

Like a Porsche  911, Ralph Lauren’s public relations machine is well-oiled and  air-cooled. Though his tan, smiling visage is as iconic as James Bond’s Aston Martin DB9, the public knows little to nothing about Lauren’s activities, politics, philanthropy, philosophy, or whether he likes it shaken rather than stirred. To put it lightly, Ralph Lauren’s life of luxury is as secluded and private as the backseat [...]read moreSneak Peak at Designer Ralph Lauren’s Secret Passion for Cars

Ten Minutes with Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick doesn’t have much downtime, he says from his West Village townhouse before another performance of The Seafarer. After Memorial Day weekend, he steps right into The Closet, which premieres June 26 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. It’s a satire by Douglas Carter Beane about Martin O’Reilly (Broderick) stuck in a dead-end job. His only friend [...]read moreTen Minutes with Matthew Broderick

Sensing Sally: Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor & Carly Simon, creates art for all the senses

For the longest time—even now, still—Sally Taylor perceives the Berkshires through a song written and sung by her dad, James Taylor. She sits back in a chair in a room within MASS MoCA’s Kidspace and begins to hum the melody, then sings a few lines: “The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting, with [...]read moreSensing Sally: Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor & Carly Simon, creates art for all the senses

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