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 Star. By Walter W. Woodward [Click here to read]

14 Connecticut’s Sherlock Holmes. By Robert Cumming with Elizabeth Normen
William Gillette came to define the role.[Click here to read]

18 Katharine Hepburn, Local Girl. By Tedd Levy
Hollywood called, but Connecticut was home.[Click here to read]

22 Tom Thumb and the Age of CelebrityBy Eric Lehman
A star is born in Bridgeport [Click here to read]

28 Connecticut as Magnet for Modern Artists. By Kristen Nietering and Charlotte Hitchcock
Where artists and writers found refuge and inspiration [Click here to read]

34 American Theater in a Humble Connecticut Barn. By Martha S. LoMonaco
From Westport to Broadway [Click here to read]

40 Connecticut’s Mount Rushmore ConnectionBy Mary M. Donohue
Gutzon Borglum retreats to Stamford [Click here to read]

46  Calder in the Open Air. By Susan Braeuer Dam [Click here to read]

48   Site Lines: Marietta Canty. By Jeffrey J. Manville [Click here to read]

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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