Thursday, May 17, 2012

John Anthony Gilvey, Author of "Jerry Orbach: Prince of the City," To Speak at Library Lecture Series Tuesday, August 7th

Author John Anthony Gilvey, author of Jerry Orbach: Prince of the City, will be the next presenter in the Matthew J. Flynn Library Lecture Series on Tuesday, August 7th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center.  Tickets will be available the beginning of July and will be FREE with your Lackawanna County Library Card.

Actor Jerry Orbach (1935-2004) was Baby's father in 1987's Dirty Dancing and the voice of candlestick Lumiere in Disney's Oscar-nominated Beauty and the Beast.  He was Detective Lennie Briscoe on TV's Law & OrderAnd he was a Tony Award-winning Broadway star whose roles include Billy Flynn in 1975's original Broadway production of Chicago.

But did you also know his mother was a native of Plymouth, PA and he spent part of his childhood living in Scranton?

Gilvey's multimedia presentation will include clips and photos of Orbach's work on stage, screen and television, as well as information on Orbach's roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

For more information, visit the Lecture Series's Facebook page.

To place a hold on John Anthony Gilvey's book Jerry Orbach: Prince of the City, click here

Click here for a previous blog entry on the book Jerry Orbach: Prince of the City.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

"Touring The City With Fresh Eyes" From The New York Times, Friday, May 4, 2012

Check out page C37 of this past Friday's New York Times (May 4, 2012) for an article on the Jane Walk Tours, founded in 2007 and named after Scranton native Jane Jacobs.

Sam Robert's article, titled Touring the City With Fresh Eyes, features the following:

"One Jane’s Walk tour starts at the Christopher Street subway station in Greenwich Village, where Jacobs arrived after moving from Scranton, Pa., to pursue a writing career."

Click here to read the full article.

Much thanks to Dr. Peter Cupple for this reference.