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Lincoln Kirstein (May 4, 1907 – January 5, 1996)

Lincoln Edward Kirstein was an American writer, impresario, art connoisseur, philanthropist, and cultural figure in New York City, noted especially as co-founder of the New York City Ballet.
Born: May 4, 1907, Rochester, New York, United States
Died: January 5, 1996, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Spouse: Fidelma Cadmus (m. 1941–1991)
Parents: Rose Stein
Movies: Glory
Lived: 128 East 19th Street
Carrington House, Lewis Walk (at eastern terminus of Ocean Walk, Fire Island Pines, NY
Studied: Harvard University

Lincoln Kirstein (1907-1996) was an American writer, impresario, art connoisseur, philanthropist, and cultural figure in New York City, noted especially as co-founder of the New York City Ballet. Kirstein's eclectic interests, ambition and keen interest in high culture, funded by independent means, drew a large circle of creative friends from many fields of the arts. These included: Glenway Wescott, Monroe Wheeler, George Platt Lynes, Jared French, Bernard Perlin, Pavel Tchelitchev, Katherine Anne Porter, Barbara Harrison, Gertrude Stein, Jensen Yow, Jonathan Tichenor, Donald Windham, Cecil Beaton, Jean Cocteau, W. H. Auden, George Tooker, Margaret French Cresson, Walker Evans, Sergei Eisenstein and others. In 1941 he married Fidelma Cadmus, a painter and the sister of the artist Paul Cadmus. Some of his boyfriends lived with them in their 128 East 19th Street house; "Fidelma was enormously fond of most of them." An unidentified designer put some trim Art Moderne ironwork up on the house, probably after Kirstein bought it in 1953.


by Elisa Rolle

Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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The Carrington House (Lewis Walk, at eastern terminus of Ocean Walk, Fire Island Pines, NY; National Register of Historic Places: 13001057, 2014) is one of the earliest extant residential properties in the resort communities of Cherry Grove and the Pines and among the earliest known vacation homes on Fire Island, a 32-mile-long barrier island known primarily as a summer resort. Built ca. 1912 as a summer home by Frederick Marquet, the cottage is associated with the earliest wave of development of Fire Island as a popular recreational destination. The cottage is a distinctive, intact example of a typical early XX-century beach bungalow, characterized by a single-story side-gable form, front porch, and wood shingle cladding. The property is an important link to the development of Fire Island (particularly the Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove) as a community friendly to both gay culture and the arts because of its association with Frank Carrington, a prominent theater director and patron of the arts with a large circle of acquaintances whom he introduced to Fire Island. Carrington acquired the property in 1927 and in the 1930s or 1940s was responsible for enlarging the main house with two wood-frame additions that closely matched the original design. In 1947 he purchased two outbuildings from the abandoned Lone Hill Lifesaving Station and combined and reconfigured them as a guesthouse. In 1950, he also constructed a garage, said to be the only one constructed historically in Cherry Grove or the Pines since cars have never been in general us in this part of Fire Island. In addition to Carrington, the property has been linked to several other prominent artists who rented the property from Carrington, including Truman Capote, who wrote his famous novella “Breakfast at Tiffany's” there. In 1969 Carrington deeded the house to the National Park Service.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/6228297
Amazon (print): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1532901909/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IZ1BU9K/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

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