Thursday, August 21

Dorothy Parker

Wikipedia - "Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed as her involvement in left-wing politics led to a place on the Hollywood blacklist. Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a 'wisecracker'. Nevertheless, her literary output and reputation for her sharp wit have endured."
Dorothy Parker (Video)
Vanity Fair: Rebel in Evening Clothes by Christopher Hitchens
The Paris Review: Dorothy Parker, The Art of Fiction No. 13
amazon: Dorothy Parker
YouTube: Excuse my Dust: The New York Life of Dorothy Parker, Anne Hathaway reads Dorothy Parker