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

April 15, 2010

The title was "Seven and a Half Cents" and it was written by Richard Bissell, who lived in Rowayton but commuted daily out of the Darien train station.

The Good Old Days in Darien / Ed Chrostowski

December 10, 2009

Coincidentally, "Pajama Game" was based on a book, "Four and a Half Cents," by Richard Bissell, who was living in Rowayton at the time and commuting out of the Darien station.

How a Yale professor became 'The Mayor of Area 51'

September 30, 2020 |

Besides founding the world's most famous secret base, Yale economics professor Richard Bissell became one of history’s most influential spy chiefs and was the architect of the the doomed Bay of Pigs operation. ...

How a Yale professor became 'The Mayor of Area 51'

October 20, 2020 |

On the plane was Kelly Johnson, the legendary aeronautical engineer from Lockheed (today known as Lockheed Martin), and two members of the Central Intelligence Agency, Herb Miller and Richard Bissell, a one-time ...

A brief history of some of the most notable 'Yale men' at the CIA

September 21, 2020 |

“The Mayor of Area 51” Richard Bissell, CIA A Yale graduate who then taught economics on campus, Bissell founded Area 51 in order to test the U-2 spy plane.

Curtain to rise on Shepaug's 'Pajama Game'

March 12, 2012

Music and lyrics for "The Pajama Game" were by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, with book by George Abbot and Richard Bissell.

Wilton High School presents The Pajama Game

May 11, 2017 |

Wilton Bulletin Bryan Haeffele photosRomance and politics will collide on the Clune Center stage May 18-20, when Wilton High School presents The Pajama Game, a Tony Award-winning musical based on Richard Bissell’s 1953 novel 7½ Cents.

In Photos: A look back at U.S. presidents in Connecticut

February 15, 2019 |

A picture of the front page of Farmington News, which shows CIA officer Richard Bissell Jr. receiving the National Security Medal from President John F.

The CIA wanted the best and the brightest. They found them at Yale.

September 29, 2020 |

There through the arched entranceway of Phelps Gate went Richard Bissell, Class of 1932, who would help establish Area 51 as a top-secret testing facility and was involved in the planning of the doomed Bay of ...

Connecticut Aviation Timeline

June 21, 2017

The “flying car” traveled 50 mph on the ground, 110 in the air and even got decent gas mileage: 25 miles to the gallon.  1952 Two Sikorsky helicopters make the first non-stop flight by helicopter across the ...

U.S. presidents in Connecticut

February 15, 2019 |

A picture of the front page of Farmington News, which shows CIA officer Richard Bissell Jr. receiving the National Security Medal from President John F.

Wilton High School presents ‘The Pajama Game’

May 13, 2017 |

The award-winning musical is based on Richard Bissell’s 1953 novel, “7½ cents,” about labor troubles in a pajama factory.

HSPVA presents 'Pajama Game'

October 9, 2012 |

Supporting the cast are backstage crew of more than 20 students led by Marc Duncan and an orchestra with Richard Robbins conducting more than 60 musicians. ... "The Pajama Game, based on the novel "7½ Cents" by ...

What’s closed, open on Presidents Day?

February 20, 2017 |

A picture of the front page of Farmington News, which shows CIA officer Richard Bissell Jr. receiving the National Security Medal from President John F.

BRIEFING: Vendors needs for parking lot sale in Waterford; Milford hosts 'Ladies Night Out;' Stoney Creak performs 'The Pajama Game'

April 26, 2012

"The Pajama Game" is a musical based on the novel "7 1/2 Cents" by Richard Bissell that opened on Broadway in May of 1954.

50 things to do this weekend in Connecticut, May 19-21

May 18, 2017 |

Wilton High School students will stage "The Pajama Game," a musical based on the novel "7½ Cents" by Richard Bissell.

Spy Games: The History of Espionage in Connecticut

May 31, 2015 |

Bissell left the state with an early legacy of covert operations, one that his Connecticut-born descendent Richard Bissell Jr. would carry on. Declassified: The Mayor of Area 51 In the winter of 1955, ...

Shepaug to stage 'Pajama Game'

March 27, 2012

Music and lyrics for "The Pajama Game" were by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, with book by George Abbot and Richard Bissell.

'Pajama Game' is bouncy, brash and breezy

September 13, 2013 |

With its terrific Richard Adler-Jerry Ross score and smart book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell, the show represents the mid-20th century Broadway musical at its confident peak - bouncy, brash and breezy.

Trump lashes out at ‘naysayers,’ media in Coast Guard speech

May 17, 2017 |

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators, Democrats Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, skipped Trump’s visit. ... A picture of the front page of Farmington News, which shows CIA officer Richard Bissell Jr. ...

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