“Forgotten Hollywood”- Hammerstein Museum Dealt Setback

Posted on June 16, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Hammerstein

   The grandson of Oscar Hammerstein has lost his bid to create a museum and educational theater honoring the Broadway lyricist. The Doylestown Township’s zoning board voted on Monday evening to deny variances that Will Hammerstein needed to undergo the project at his grandfather’s former Pennsylvania farm. The plan included construction of a 400-seat theater.                                  OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN —–>

   Neighbors and township supervisors had opposed the proposal at Highland Farm, saying they didn’t want to deal with the noise, traffic, or safety issues they feared it would bring. Hammerstein tells the Doylestown Intelligencer that he was anticipating the decision. He hasn’t decided if he’ll appeal, but says it’d be tough to overturn the three-member board’s unanimous decision.

   Highland Farm was Oscar Hammerstein’s primary residence during his musical partnership with Richard Rodgers. Hammerstein died there in 1960.

   So much for The Sound of Music in a Pennsylvania hamlet…


john hurt   All the best to John Hurt, who has revealed that he is suffering from the early stages of pancreatic cancer. He plans to keep working as he undergoes treatment for the disease. His medical team is confident they caught the problem in time for a full recovery.

   The actor is a two-time Oscar nominee. He received nods for his work in The Elephant Man and Midnight Express. He is best remembered as the ill-fated astronaut in Alien. Other films include A Man For All Seasons, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and a recurring role in the Harry Potter series.

   John Hurt (above) was knighted last December.

Until next time>                               “never forget’

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