Spring 2015 VOLUME 13/NUMBER 2

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Spring 2015
VOLUME 13/NUMBER 2

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Connecticut Explored CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER

IN THIS ISSUE: Connecticut as Muse > Fame in a Pint-Sized Package > From Westport to the Great White Way > Calder Goes Big > It’s Elementary, My Dear Gillette

ON THE COVER: Top left: Paul Newman. photo: Larry Merz; Top right: Charles Stratton, a.k.a. General Tom Thumb. Library of Congress; Bottom left: William Gillette, poster for Sherlock Holmes. Library of Congress; Bottom right: Katharine Hepburn. The Bushnell

Table of Contents

9  Hog River Journal

10 Letters, etc.

13 From the State Historian: Benjamin Collins, Rock StarBy Walter W. Woodward 

14 William Gillette: Connecticut’s Sherlock HolmesBy Robert Cumming with Elizabeth Normen
William Gillette came to define the role.

18 Katharine Hepburn, Local GirlBy Tedd Levy
Hollywood called, but Connecticut was home.

22 Tom Thumb and the Age of CelebrityBy Eric Lehman
A star is born in Bridgeport

28 Connecticut as Magnet for Modern Artists. By Kristen Nietering and Charlotte Hitchcock
Where artists and writers found refuge and inspiration

34 Westport Country Playhouse: American Theater in a Humble Connecticut Barn. By Martha S. LoMonaco
From Westport to Broadway

40 Gutzon Borglum: Connecticut’s Mount Rushmore ConnectionBy Mary M. Donohue
Gutzon Borglum retreats to Stamford

46  Calder in the Open AirBy Susan Braeuer Dam 

48   Site Lines: Marietta CantyBy Jeffrey J. Mainville 

50 re: Collections: A Bracelet from a Queen. By Mary M. Donohue

51  Spotlight: Events & News from Partner Organizations

57  Afterword 

64  Connecticut Humanities: A Day in the Life of Connecticut By Douglas G. Fisher

 

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