In the 1920s, Marsh traveled several times to Florida and the Caribbean and there he revealed a different, sunnier aspect of his artistic interests.
The American Art Fair Rolls an Eleven
Anyone who’s seen the 1952 comedy film Pat and Mike will recall the line when New York sports promoter Mike Conovan (Spencer Tracy) sizes up Katharine Hepburn’s character, Pat Pemberton—a multitalented athlete modeled on Babe Zaharias.
Reginald Marsh’s New York
Just when twenty-first-century New York has all but erased its louche past-dives, burlesque halls, raffish markets, and public spectacles-with well-mannered parks, high-rise condominiums, and corporately branded entertainment venues, the New-York Historical Society has resurrected it in Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York. It’s nice to have the old New York back. Marsh was born far above the city’s …