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The Good Old Days in Darien -- An era of plenty for literary arts

April 15, 2010

It was a time when Darien was still nursing its image, badly bruised as it was by Laura Hobson's 1949 book, "Gentlemen's Agreement," which accused Darien of rampant anti-Semitism and racism.

Anti-semitism in Connecticut: A short history

September 19, 2019 |

One hundred and four years after state law was changed to officially allow Jews the same rights as Christians, Elia Kazan won an Academy Award for “Gentleman’s Agreement” — adapted from the Laura Hobson ...

Crime-solving 'Lewis' hangs it up in summer trilogy

August 5, 2016 |

Lewis and Hathaway are assisted in their investigation by Detective Sergeant Lizzie Maddox (Angela Griffin) and, of course, medical examiner Laura Hobson (Clare Holman), who has become Lewis' ever-patient life ...

End of a beloved franchise: ‘Lewis’ hangs it up

August 4, 2016 |

Lewis and Hathaway are assisted in their investigation by Detective Sergeant Lizzie Maddox (Angela Griffin) and, of course, medical examiner Laura Hobson (Clare Holman), who has become Lewis’ ever-patient life ...

TV review: 'Lewis' on creativity cruise control

August 28, 2010 |

Overall, the new "Lewises," again starring Kevin Whately, are entertaining and notable because the writers focus attention on Lewis' partner, DS Hathaway (the terrific Laurence Fox) and on medical examiner Laura ...

Winter classes at Mandell JCC are about exercising the mind

January 20, 2010 |

Some of the books turned into films that will be discussed include "Yentl" by Issac Bashevis Singer, with Barbara Streisand, "Gentleman's Agreement" by Laura Hobson, with Gregory Peck, and "Everything Is ...

Celebrities reveal what's on their bedside tables

April 3, 2006 |

Mark Twain's classic is one of three favorites listed this year by biographer Kitty Kelley, who also lists Gentleman's Agreement by Laura Hobson and Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith.