“Forgotten Hollywood”- Talk of the Town…

Posted on October 17, 2019 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The city of Plattsburgh unveiled a mural honoring the late actress and Plattsburgh-native, Jean Arthur (below). The new 47×50-foot mural painted on the back of the old Merchant’s National Bank pays tribute to the star.

“`Before hitting the silver screen in the 1930s, the former Gladys Green changed her name to Jean Arthur. It was a name fit for a star. Best know for her iconic screen performances, Arthur was featured in three Frank Capra movies  —  Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can’t Take It with You and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Her Hollywood legacy includes an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In 1934, she was paid $119,000, which made her one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.

“`The mural was painted by Brendon Palmer-Angell, another Plattsburgh native who has been successful in the arts. Organizers hope the new homage to Arthur will encourage all dreamers of today to shoot for the stars like their home town icon did in her day.

“`One more thing. Today is Arthur’s birthday. To celebrate organizers are hosting a showing of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington at the Strand Theater in Plattsburgh.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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