As you may already know, the self proclaimed “sex-kitten” Eartha Kitt died on Christmas day. She was most famous for her song “Santa Baby” and her role as Catwoman on the 1960s ridiculously awesome Batman show.
Kitt lived in Pound Ridge throughout the 1990s before moving to Connecticut. Joan Silbersher, who runs Antiques & Tools of Business & Kitchen in Pound Ridge, told me Kitt was a frequent customer.
“She used to walk by regularly with her dog wearing these weights on her ankles,” Silbersher said. “She was a very attractive woman. She was so fit and so charming.”
Silbersher said her store is also frequented by other celebs that live in the northern Westchester area, including Richard Gere, Tom Brokaw and Martha Stewart.
Wanna know what they buy from her store? Come on, you know you care.
Get this, Tom Brokaw bought an ice cream scoop there over the summer! For some reason, I find that hilarious. Picture a journalism titan who has squared off with some of the world’s most destructive dictators… scooping some Rocky Road into a bowl and dousing it with fruity sprinkles.
(I wonder if Tom Brokaw hums the NBC Nightly News theme song right before he makes himself a yummy snack.)
As you know, Richard Gere owns the Bedford Post Inn. So what’s he buying for his restaurant?
“Richard and his wife came through recently buying a copper boiler,” Silbersher said. “He said he was going to use it as an ice container for his restaurant.”
Using a copper boiler as an ice-container? Talk about a fashion no-no, that’s soooo 2005!
Now, Martha Stewart is a domestic doyen. I’m sure she hits up Silbersher’s store all the time.
“Actually, ever since Martha went to prison, she hasn’t come through at all,” Silbersher said.
I’m really hoping you’ve caught onto my sarcasm in this post.
(AP Photo /Gino Domenico)