Sunday, November 8, 2015

Movie Stars' Homes, Bayside, Queens, New York

During the 1910s and 1920s, movie stars of the silent screen gravitated to mansions on Little Neck Bay in Bayside, close to Astoria, the Hollywood of it's day.  Producer Joseph Schenck and his movie-star wife Norma Talmadge were most notable.  Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson, and W.C. Fields were also regular fixtures.

Schenck compound

Gloria Swanson guest house, Summer 1923

boxer James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Corbett Rd.

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