new haven, ct and the return of the homocidal wife
Anyway, this time it is Mrs. Thomas Ince, otherwise known as Eleanor Kershaw. A passing reference in Dana Goodyear's "Chateau Scientology." Or maybe she just connived (Eleanor, not Dana).
But what about New Haven? Hotbed of lost or soon to be almost lost artifacts.
Cynthia Zarin, in the olde Oct 15 issue reports on a miniature that might or might not be of Lady Jane Grey and is now in the possession of the Yale Center for British Art. I would have liked it if Zarin had spent less time on the pop culture references and more time on the part where "her father (Jane's) sold her guardianship, for two thousand pounds, to Lord Thomas Seymour." So does that make her a bargain or a hot commodity?
And Burkhardt Bilger's heroic Alan Solomon, of "Mystery on Pearl Street" (Jan 7) finds himself staring at a portrait of architect Ithiel Town, hanging in the church on the New Haven green, as he (Alan) tries to interpret the significance of a heap o' bricks of uncertain provenance. Now avail as abstract and podcast.