Download e-book for kindle: A Journey into Dorothy Parker's New York (ArtPlace series) by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

ISBN-10: 0976670607

ISBN-13: 9780976670605

ISBN-10: 0982341067

ISBN-13: 9780982341063

Taking the reader in the course of the ny that encouraged, and was once in flip encouraged by way of, the ambitious Mrs. Parker, this advisor makes use of hardly ever obvious archival photos from her existence to demonstrate Dorothy Parker's improvement as a author, a powerful wit, and a public character. Her favourite bars and salons in addition to her houses and places of work, such a lot of that are nonetheless intact, are exposed. With the charting of her colourful profession, together with the last decade she spent as a member of the around desk, in addition to her severe deepest lifestyles, readers will locate themselves drawn into the lavish ny urban of the Nineteen Twenties and 30s.

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Dottie started off composing captions for fashion spreads in Vogue, doing the work of what today would be called an editorial assistant. Even at this early stage of her career, we see signs of the wit that was 31 A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York Dorothy Rothschild’s first literary employers. “Any Porch” was accepted by editor Frank Crowninshield, left, at Vanity Fair’s West 44th Street office. He is sitting with publisher Condé Nast and the legendary Vogue editor Edna Woolman Chase. Dottie was given a minor editorial assistant position at Vogue; when she left the magazine four years later, it was for a job as drama critic at Vanity Fair.

On Saturday 59 West 44th Street: The Algonquin Hotel 2 EIG Many of the Round Table members, including Adams and Broun, were among the most popular journalists of their era. Their fans devoured their pronouncements and quoted their judgments as gospel. Yet today they are virtually forgotten. Though they wrote enough to fill a bookshelf of volumes, nothing they penned has been in print for decades. But in Parker’s time they were stars. Of the other Round Table members, only Robert Benchley, Harpo Marx, Robert E.

1 ELE VEN TH AVE members in Paris during the war were reporters Heywood Broun and Jane Grant and artist Neysa McMein. N 41 A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York afternoons Edna Ferber would take a break from her typewriter, and Neysa McMein would put down her paintbrushes to join the group in the Rose Room. Other distaff members were pretty actresses accompanying the men: Margalo Gillmore, Peggy Leech, Peggy Wood, and Tallulah Bankhead. These women might have been able to toss off a witty rejoinder occasionally, but mostly they were there to get their names in the newspapers.

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