A Journey into Dorothy Parker's New York (ArtPlace series) by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

Taking the reader during the big apple that encouraged, and used to be in flip encouraged through, the bold Mrs. Parker, this consultant makes use of hardly noticeable archival images from her lifestyles to demonstrate Dorothy Parker's improvement as a author, an impressive wit, and a public personality. Her favourite bars and salons in addition to her houses and places of work, so much 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 excessive inner most lifestyles, readers will locate themselves drawn into the lavish manhattan urban of the Twenties and 30s.

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The Rothschilds’ Nineties Home When Dorothy Rothschild was still an infant, her parents moved the family to 2 214 West 72nd Street, a few doors down from Broadway, then called simply the Boulevard. Dorothy Comes Home Henry and Eliza Rothschild weren’t expecting their family’s new addition to be born while they were still at their summer cottage in West End, New Jersey. Eliza, a frail woman in her forties, was seven months pregnant, and Henry thought the sea air would do her good. ” When Eliza was well enough to travel, mother and baby were brought home to 1 179 West 73rd Street, a few steps east of Amsterdam Avenue.

Seated: Parker, Ross, Kaufman and Broun. A fter marrying Edwin Pond Parker II in 1917, Dorothy Rothschild became Dorothy Parker, the name she used for the rest of her life. She had changed professionally, too. Her informal apprenticeship was over when Frank Crowninshield tapped her to fill P. G. Wodehouse’s shoes as drama critic for Vanity Fair, making her New York City’s first female drama critic—and certainly one of its most famous. Her professional and social lives began to blend when she took on another role that would make her a household name: reigning wit of the Algonquin Round Table.

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