Nazis in California: Emily Hall Tremaine fights back (1933-45) (book preview)

ADC staff
Art Design Publicity at ADC | 6 February 2024
Emily Hall Tremaine

Cropped views of Emily Hall Tremaine, then known as Emily Spreckels in early September 1940 (left) and December 10, 1940 (right) in the Daily News (New York) and on the front page of the Buffalo Evening News. Sample of full-on media coverage across America, reported out of Santa Barbara, California.


See the article "Emily Hall Tremaine fights back: Nazis in California" (book preview) accompanying a 28-minute introduction audio, published by the Connecticut Centinal on 6 February 2024.

"What do the following famous artworks, top in their respective museums, have in common— Jasper Johns’s "Three (American) flags" (1958), at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; Warhol’s "Marilyn Monroe diptych" (1962), at Tate Modern in London; and Piet Mondrian’s last work "Victory boogie woogie" (1944), in the Hague? These iconic works all were officially based in Meriden— the town where I grew up—until 1980, 1980 and 1988 respectively— in the Burton and Emily Hall Tremaine Collection. This was in the sphere of Burton’s Miller Company while the couple lived in Madison and New York after World War II..."

Click to view: "Emily Hall Tremaine fights back: Nazis in California" (book preview).