By Bill Henderson
Barney Rosset
Samuel Beckett and Barney Rosset in 1964 during the filming of “Film” Arthouse Films
By John Eilertsen
Henry Osmers Janis Hewitt
The Lewis A. King, a 150-ton schooner bound for Boston, came aground near the Ditch Plain Life-Saving Station in December 1887. “All aboard were safe, and the cargo of dates appeared on dinner tables for months,” Mr. Osmers writes. Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum
A vintage postcard shows the Hither Plain Life-Saving Station, which was inactive as of 1934 and later demolished.U.S. Coast Guard
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By Christopher John Campion
Ryan White Inger Klekacz
Jimmy Buffett and the producer Norbert Putnam in May 1979 on Montserrat, where they recorded the album “Volcano.” Tom Corcoran
By Hazel Kahan
Janet Lee Berg
Rembrandt’s “Portrait of Dirck Jansz. Presser,” circa 1634, was traded to the Nazis for safe passage out of Europe.
By Laura Wells
Sheila Kohler Beowulf Sheehan
By Carole Stone
Bill Henderson
Alec Baldwin looks inward in his new memoir
Left, Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan in the 1990 film "The Hunt for Red October"
Alec Baldwin with his sister Beth and their Easter baskets around 1961.Photos Courtesy of Alec Baldwin

By Richard Horwich
Reed Farrel Coleman Adam Martin
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