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The Deerfield Public Library Podcast

The Deerfield Public Library Podcast features interviews with dynamic Deerfield leaders, including business owners, elected officials, artists, educators, and volunteers. Also, we'll tip listeners off on hot library news, and share a quick review of our favorite books and videos. A great way to discover Deerfield.
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Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 11, 2018

Legendary photographer and writer Art Shay’s work has appeared in LIFE, Time, Sports Illustrated, and many other publications. Our conversation is full of first-hand accounts of some of the most the famous people and events of the 20th century--and local Deerfield history. We learn that Nelson Algren and Billy Corgan often visited Shay in Deerfield and Eleanor Roosevelt and James Baldwin were in town to support a proposed integrated housing development in the late 1950s and early 60s. Shay was part of the Deerfield Citizens for Human Rights, a group supporting integration.

We also hear about Shay’s interactions with Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, John F. Kennedy and more! At 95, Shay was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Lucie Foundation and has a current exhibit at the American Writers Museum, Capturing Stories, which features his photographs of authors (through Spring 2018).

Just a note that Shay does use a bit of colorful language in this interview--you might want to preview it before sharing with young listeners.

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