The Chelsea Girls
Manhattan’s Chelsea Hotel has long been known as an oasis for artists of all kinds who called it home—among them Jackson Pollock, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, and Arthur Miller. Readers enter the elegantly shabby building during the glamour and danger of the 1950s as the main characters discover that Broadway has more to do with politics than art. The witch hunt for Communists, known as the Red Scare, targeted people in the entertainment industry. The author’s research included interviews with many survivors of the McCarthy era blacklist.
3:00 PM | Rollins Community Center & Lewes History Museum
Fiona Davis, a New Yorker who first came to the city to be an actress, is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction novels set in iconic New York City buildings.