The Harry Silverglat Darrow Project

Posted in Harry Darrow at 5:43 pm by Fiona

It’s been a year since one of our brightest lights extinguished. Harry Silverglat Darrow left this world far to early. As Hillary Clinton taught us, it takes a village to raise a child. Well, I’d like to call upon the village to help me with a project. Harry’s daughter, Tess, was only 5 years old when her father died. She will not get the benefit of knowing the many sides of her Dad, but she could if we all would share with her the Harry we knew.

Over the next year, I’d like to put together a book of our collective memories of Harry Silverglat Darrow. I’m looking for photos, artwork, and especially stories to share with Tess so she will have a permanent record what a wonderful guy her dad was. I will compile all of these into a beautiful hard bound book that she will be able to read whenever she wants to feel close to her Dad. I’m hoping for participation from classmates at Shawnee Mission East High School, Carnegie-Mellon, Kansas University, Hudson Scenic, Wolfe Productions, any of the various film companies where Harry Art Directed, and friends.

If you have anything to contribute, please email me or comment here on my blog and I’ll contact you via return email. Please pass this on to others who might have something to contribute!


A lovely tribute

Posted in Harry Darrow at 5:57 pm by Fiona

Last night I watched the season finale of Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Even though Harry is no longer with us, it’s still a habit. Imagine my surprise when, at the end of the show when I expected Dick Wolfe’s credit to appear there appeared in big letters across my screen “In memory of Harry Darrow”. I’d been rather annoyed that there hadn’t been a tribute before this, but now I realize they were waiting for this defining moment, the season finale. I’m sure Harry smiled, I know I did. Thank you, Dick, for such a lovely tribute to my friend.


R.I.P. Harry Darrow, my friend

Posted in Harry Darrow at 1:11 am by Fiona

My lifelong friend, Harry Darrow, has left this world:

Harry Darrow, a multi-talented artist, motion picture and television art director, died on December 30, 2007 at his home in Pelham, following a courageous battle with lung cancer.

From its inception, Mr. Darrow was the Art Director of the popular television drama series “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and had previously worked as Art Director on the HBO’s hit show “The Sopranos,” Spike Lee’s “Bamboozeled,” and four Walt Disney feature films.

Prior to his work in film and television, Mr. Darrow co-owned the scenic shop Hudson/Half Moon Productions and was the scenic artist for numerous Broadway shows including Les Miserables, Cats, Phantom of the Opera and many others. He also did lighting design for tours by several rock and roll artists.

Mr. Darrow was born on July 20, 1950 in Dallas, TX. His theatrical career began at age 16 when he was appointed Technical Director of the Barn Theatre in Prairie Village, KS. Mr. Darrow attended Carnegie Mellon University, graduated from the University of Kansas, and did graduate work for his MFA at New York University. He lived in New York City and Pelham.

Mr. Darrow was the husband of Marcia Edelstein, father of Tess Honor Darrow, and brother of Michael Silverglat of Missoula, Montana, Susan Star Paddock of Gettysburg, PA, Roger Silverglat of McKinney, TX, and the late Philip Darrow of Verona, NJ. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry Silverglat and Susan Moseley Silverglat, of Dallas and Shawnee Mission, KS.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2:00pm at the Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cancer Support Team, 875 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 204, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.