The Kinstler Room

Adjacent to the Great Hall is the Kinstler Room, which features paintings and drawings of actors from the membership of The Players. A reproduction of John Singer Sargent's full-length study of Edwin Booth is mounted above the fireplace. Flanking it are portraits of Christopher Plummer as Prospero and Alfred Drake as Haj in Kismet.

To the left of the windows at the front end of the room is the portrait of 18th-century American actor Thomas Abthorpe Cooper by Gilbert Stuart, whose most famous paintings are those of George Washington.

Other portraits here include Tony Bennett, José Ferrer, Lynn Redgrave, James Cagney, and Katharine Hepburn.

The room was named as a living tribute to Player Everett Raymond Kinstler. From the mid-20th century until his death in 2019, Kinstler was among the most celebrated and sought-after American portrait artists. He was also a beloved storyteller and longtime chair of the club's Art Committee, and many of his renowned portraits and drawings adorn the walls of the clubhouse. Between the windows on the north side of the room is a portrait of Kinstler himself, gifted to The Players by his protegé, member Michael Shane Neal.

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