50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
U.S. gymnast Mary Lou Retton, who would take home a gold, two silver and two bronze medals from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, was born in Fairmount, West Virginia.
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef, was drawing in movie audiences.
“I Never Sang for My Father,” a play about a troubled relationship between a father and son, opened at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway and ran for 124 performances.
The Israeli submarine Dakar, with 69 sailors onboard, disappeared in the Mediterranean enroute from Scotland to Haifa.
And on Shelter Island . . .
Author Jeff Baron has been taking his new children’s novel, ‘Electro-Pup’ to classrooms to get feedback from students so he can tweak the book before publication.
Islanders have met playwright, screenwriter and children’s book author Jeff Baron before. But they haven’t met “Electro-Pup” who will be making his debut at the Shelter Island Library Friday afternoon. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO |Eli Wallach and Jeff Baron
If you’re a frequent visitor to the Shelter Island Library, you may notice Jeff Baron typing on his computer. His inside-Hollywood young adult comic novels, “I Represent Sean Rosen” and “Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale,” may soon be joined by another in the series. Recently, he was a featured speaker at the National English Teachers convention in Washington, DC, discussing the Sean Rosen-inspired program he does as the artist-in-residence at Ardsley Middle School. (more…)