At 100 years old, the Ivoryton Playhouse has seen a lot of life, and countless actors on its stage and that includes Katharine Hepburn, she did her first play there.
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Ann, What a priceless story! This must be SO much fun. I wish I could be a fly on the wall while you meet all these people and hear their stories! Nothing better than talking to local people who interacted with Ms. Hepburn. I sure you will be stopping by Walts Market. She used to go in there for her meats ect, and I have heard that back when James Pharmacy was a Pharmacy/soda fountain she visit for her favorite ice cream Maple walnut.
I have to agree with Doris here, Ann.
Another place, if you haven’t yet-Rose Royce Florist…see if I *think* her name is Susan is around-I *think* she’s the owner and used to deliver flowers frequently to KH in the later years.
Rose Royce-140 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
oh…let me see…other suggestions of people or places…virtually any/all of the honorary board….hang around on the Fenwick Golf course and see who you can find who’d be willing to talk to you about their former neighbor…again, agreeing with Doris…Walt’s…did you get anyone from the Ivoryton’s staff while there? Their former production designer, Marcus Abbott, (and Jacqui, Bev, etc would usually chime in a few words here and there) would tell me stories about how she used to come to the theatre. Another guy to check into that knew her in the early 90s (or says he did, not sure how true it is, long story) Brett Bernidini of The Spirit of Broadway in norwich….http://spiritofbroadway.org/
I’ll keep thinking of more people you could contact.
And again…if you need a few production assistants and what not, and are still filming/working on this end of May/early june…I know where you can find a few.
This was great, and I cannot wait to see the final product. This doc will have very wide appeal!
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