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!


  1. Alison said,

    January 2, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I was so saddened to read this when looking up an old friend (Harry) I’d lost touch with. I’d like to send something for the book, but couldn’t locate your email – I didn’t want to post a public comment.

    Thank you,
    Alison Aguiar

  2. Tess Darrow said,

    December 26, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    My name is Tess Darrow, daughter of Harry Darrow and now that I’m older I’ve been trying to reconnect with co-workers and friends of my father. I was hoping if you had anything you could email me at Tessdarrow1@gmail.com. Thank hi so much!

  3. Ron Schloerb said,

    May 11, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Hi Tess, I was a friend of your Dad’s in High School. We both loved band and would often wind up in the band room after school to play the drums. He was much better than me. My instrument was the clarinet. Harry played many. I remember laughing a lot with him. Another friend of his and in the band as well was Bill Meeder who I believe is in Dallas now. He had an Ad agency there. I think retired now. So sorry for our loss in Harry. Best to you. Ron

  4. Calvert Guthrie said,

    April 25, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    When my good friend, Kate Ghio (Carnegie AI ’75) of Fairway, Kansas died in 2019, I was tasked with disposing her artwork & journals. Among her things was a copy if the “Summer Dresses” script along with HSD’s cover letter. Likely you already have beaucoup copies of that script. But if you’d like this one you are welcome to it. I didn’t know Harry but understand that she had been fond of him.

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