Carroll County Times – December 2017

Westminster Grad Ernest Thompson an Oscar-Winning Storyteller Westminster High School graduate Ernest Thompson went on to write “On Golden Pond.” by Jacob deNobel, Reporter Carroll County Times For playwright Ernest Thompson, life has always been the greatest inspiration and source of material. For his best-known work, “On Golden Pond,” Thompson pulled from his own family history, with “Golden Pond” created directly from his summers in Maine. Despite spending his formative years here, Carroll County barely features

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What It’s Like to Win an Oscar

by Dan Reilly ~ Here, eight winners reflect on the humdrum and the surreal.   ERNEST THOMPSON Best Adapted Screenplay, On Golden Pond (1981) My date that night was Diana Ross. We’d been set up through mutual friends. I called her and said, “What time do you want me to pick you up?” and she said, “In what?” and I said, “The studio gave me a limo,” and she said, “How big?” So my limo

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