A Larchmont Historical Society Newsletter from May 1991 published an article by Theora Pierce Hahn on the
occasion of the Larchmont Centennial enumerating the famous
achievers from the American theater, film, opera, concert stage,
art, architecture, literature, sports, and philanthropy who
resided, vacationed, or were frequent visitors to this resort
community from 1891 through the early 1900s.
Included among the luminaries are: Walter Dammrosch
(conductor of the Metropolitan Opera); Andre Segovia (Spanish
classical guitarist), John Philip Sousa (bandmaster of the U.S.
Marine Band and composer of many famous patriotic marches); George
M. Cohan (Broadway composer, playwright, singer and dancer);
Lillian Russell (actress); Irving Berlin (composer-lyricist of
1,000 songs); Mary Pickford (silent actress, who lived in Larchmont
for the summer of 1916); Douglas Fairbanks (actor and husband of
Pickford); Jan Paderewski (Polish concert pianist) and many more.
This article describes part of three rotating exhibits which
displayed photos and artifacts in Larchmont Village Hall, Town of
Mamaroneck Center, and schools.
The project also chronicles the achievements and
careers of outstanding residents of Larchmont who have contributed
much to the understanding of Larchmont history through their work
for the Larchmont Historical Society:
Dr. Judith Doolin Spikes, Larchmont Village Historian
and President and Founding Trustee of the Larchmont Historical
Society; Dr. James H. Levi, author, with his wife Constance, of the
book The Way It Was: Picture Postcards of Old Larchmont; the late Bruce Allen, a founder of the Larchmont Historical Society
and Larchmont historian; Joseph G.E. Hopkins, an editor at Charles
Scribner & Sons, Larchmont historian, and lifetime achievement
honoree of the Larchmont Historical Society.
Originally submitted by: Nita M. Lowey,Representative (18th District).
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.