90th Academy Awards

‘On Golden Pond’ Screenwriter Working on Sequel to Iconic Film Ernest Thompson discusses film’s impact HOLDERNESS, N.H. — In honor of the 90th Academy Awards, take a look back at New Hampshire’s role as a backdrop to the iconic film On Golden Pond. The film was shot on Squam Lake in Holderness, and the area still draws fans and film enthusiasts who want to soak in the atmosphere. News 9’s Cherise Leclerc sat down with

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Author Takes the Stage

ACADEMY-AWARD WINNER PLAYWRIGHT TAKES THE STAGE by the Associated Press ~ CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire playwright Ernest Thompson, who took an Oscar for the screen adaptation of “On Golden Pond” three decades ago, is playing a character in his award-winning creation for the first time. Thompson plays Charlie the mailman in the stage production that runs through Aug. 12 at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. The 1981 movie netted Oscars for Thompson and lead actors Henry

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Carly Simon Dances On Golden Pond

When Ernest Thompson wrote The Father Daughter Dance for the first ever time that he directed his own play, On Golden Pond, he wanted the song to have a ‘Carly Simon sound.’  Whom better to ask, he thought, than the rock goddess herself?  Ernest sent the lyric; Carly sent back a litany of reasons why she wouldn’t be able to take the project on – rock goddesses tend to be busy – and then called

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