Behind the Scenes

Festival director to discuss filming of ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Christopher Radko, the director of the Hello Again, Dolly! festival, will describe in two talks how the musical, which starred Barbra Streisand, temporarily turned the Highlands community during filming in 1968 into “Hollywood on the Hudson.” He also will share photographs and stories.

Radko will give his presentation at 4 p.m. at the Putnam History Museum in Cold Spring on Saturday, Sept. 15, and again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at St. Andrew’s Church in Beacon in an event hosted by the Beacon Historical Society.

During the Sept. 15 event, Radko will lead a tour through the Putnam County Museum’s exhibition on the film. Admission is free for museum members, or $10 otherwise. See

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