Latest On Golden Pond Stories

2008-12-30 23:41:23

A floating piece of U.S. cinematic history -- one of the boats used in the filming of the Oscar-winning On Golden Pond, is up for sale on eBay. As of Tuesday night, the owner, who lists the boat's location as Maple Grove, Minn., had attracted 18 bids with a high offering of $35,910. The bidding for the 1950 Chris-Craft Sportsman ends on Jan. 1. This is THE movie boat from On Golden Pond!!!! the online auction site ad touts. The seller says the Thayer IV was one of two vintage boats used in...

2008-11-04 09:00:15

Film star Jane Fonda has agreed to headline a new play, marking her first appearance on the Broadway stage in 46 years, representatives for the show said. The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress is slated to appear early next year in the Tectonic Theatre Project's "33 Variations," which was written and will be directed by Moises Kaufman. This production is to be his Broadway debut as a playwright. Additional casting, designers, dates and venue will be announced shortly, representatives for...

2008-09-16 15:00:25

By JUDY HARRISON; OF THE NEWS STAFF A film is always the same. The images are burned into celluloid or locked onto a computer disc forever unchanged. A play is never the same even when the playwright's words are recited to the letter. In small ways, a production changes from performance to performance. A different director, cast and design team can alter forever the way theatergoers view a familiar piece. For the most part, Ernest Thompson's play "On Golden Pond" has belonged to the...

2008-09-15 15:00:00

By BOB KEYES At the very end of the stage version of "On Golden Pond," Norman Thayer holds his beloved wife, Ethel, close and kisses her on the lips. Willi Burke and Robert Morton Brooks play the scene naturally. Their embrace feels real, and their dreamy kiss resonates with passion. It should - in real life, the two veteran actors are husband and wife, and they star together in the season-opener for Good Theater. The play begins Thursday at the St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By SHIRA SCHOENBERG Larry Litchfield of Sanbornton held out his hand steadily as a 2 1/2-inch bug crawled across it. Two young girls squealed a loud "ewww" at the sight of the Madagascar hissing cockroach. "It's big and kind of heavy, but very gentle," Litchfield said of the bug, before his son Andrew, 5, pulled him away to look at bears and otters. The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is all about nature, as is much of Holderness. Squam Lake is inhabited by loons and eagles, the local...

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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'