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Whose birthday am I celebrating today?

August 22, 2012

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”

“Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.”

“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”

Upon being informed of Calvin Coolidge’s death, she replied, “How could they tell?”

And, of course, “One more drink and I’ll be under the host.”

Dorothy Parker, of course, born August 22, 1893.  Poet, writer, playwright and founding member of the Algonquin Round Table.  When the Round Table broke up, she went to Hollywood and was a two-time Oscar nominated screen-writer. She was active there until black-listed by the McCarthyism.  She remained politically active throughout her life.  Parker downplayed her skills, but was well known and appreciated for her bright wit and scathing humor.

Founding members of the Algonquin Round Table:  (l-r) Art Samuels, Charlie MacArthur, Harpo Marx, Dorothy Parker and Alexander Woollcott.  What a wonderful experience it must have been to experience lunch at the Algonquin Round Table during that time and with those characters.

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2 comments

  1. One classy Broad! Thanks for the the morning reminder of all things luxurious!


    • You are most welcome!



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