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Dorothy Parker: Complete Broadway 1918-1923

Parker, Dorothy

ISBN 10: 1491722657 / ISBN 13: 9781491722657
Published by iUniverse LLC, 2014
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Dorothy Parker's brilliant, funny, biting and astute reviews for Vanity Fair, 1918-1923 are brought together in a single volume for the first time in this landmark collection. A paperback edition in AS NEW condition, no marks, tears, creases, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 160325

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Title: Dorothy Parker: Complete Broadway 1918-1923

Publisher: iUniverse LLC

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, editor

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

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Dorothy Parker holds a place in history as one of New York's most beloved writers. Now, for the first time in nearly a century, the public is invited to enjoy Mrs. Parker's sharp wit and biting commentary on the Jazz Age hits and flops in this first-ever published collection of her groundbreaking Broadway reviews. Starting when she was twenty-four at Vanity Fair as New York's only female theatre critic, Mrs. Parker reviewed some of the biggest names of the era: the Barrymores, George M. Cohan, W.C. Fields, Helen Hayes, Al Jolson, Eugene O'Neil, Will Rogers, and the Ziegfeld Follies. Her words of praise-and contempt-for the dramas, comedies, musicals, and revues are just as fresh and funny today as they were in the age of speakeasies and bathtub gin. Annotated with a notes section by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society, the volume shares Parker's outspoken opinions of a great era of live theatre in America, from a time before radio, talking pictures, and television decimated attendance. Dorothy Parker: Complete Broadway, 1918-1923 provides a fascinating glimpse of Broadway in its Golden Era and literary life in New York through the eyes of a renowned theatre critic.

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Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is an independent historian who founded the Dorothy Parker Society in 1999. He has worked as a journalist in New York and is the author of several books. Fitzpatrick is a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide who has been leading walking tours since 2000. He and his family live in Manhattan and Shelter Island, New York. Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) was one of New York's most beloved writers. During her fifty-year writing career, she wrote poems, short stories, a novella, plays, theatre and book criticism, and dozens of film scripts. Her numerous posthumous honors include induction into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame, a commemorative US postage stamp, and her birthplace in New Jersey being named a national literary landmark.

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