Martha’s Vineyard has been the Island of choice for many a famous person. There were summers in the past that saw Mike Wallace and Walter Cronkite, to name a couple, sweating it out against one another in a fund raising Celebrity Tennis Tournament, and Annie Buchwald and Patricia Neal, with broad brimmed hats and proper white summer frocks (tucked up in the underclothes so as not to get in the way!) chasing each other around a very fancy Croquet green during the Celebrity Croquet Tournament!
James Taylor, Carly Simon, Caroline Kennedy, John Belushi, and Christopher Reeve have all called the Vineyard home at one time or another. Rumors were even swirling last year that Lady Gaga was building a house not far from where Meg Ryan has owned a wonderful home since the mid-90s. Every gigantic, gray-shingled waterfront estate held the possibility of being the Haus of Gaga — but no one has found it yet.
The pompadoured rocker, John “Cougar” Mellencamp, was even spotted last summer on the Chappaquiddick Ferry in the passenger seat of an SUV driven by Ms.Ryan herself.
One of the striking reasons Celebrities feel comfortable here is that they can come and go in relative anonymity and are given all due respect and avoidance if they happen to be spotted. How refreshing that must be for them to be able to leave their footprints in the sand in peace & quiet !