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Robyn (bookhead) | 1 comments Have just been reading Fitzgeralds letter collection and downloaded several of his books so hooked on this period Dorothy Parker seems to have been a friend in Europe as well. Only started reading further yesterday so a bit of way to catch up.


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Melanie (teabird) | 18 comments I just starts to read a novel about Zelda and Scott that begins with Scott in Hollywood and Dorothy Parker working there as well. She does turn up a lot!


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Francesca Hagadus | 1 comments @Melanie

What's the name of this novel?


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Melanie (teabird) | 18 comments Beautiful Fools.


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Clara Bloom | 2 comments Hi, I just joined this group. I was turned on to Dorothy Parker by reading Marie Wilson's "The Gorgeous Girls".

The Gorgeous Girls


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Jt (overthemoonglow) my first introduction to Dorothy Parker was in film reel format. the cinematic experience called "Dorothy Parker & Her Vicious Circle".
i myself write poetry and i wasn't aware that Dorothy was a poetess herself. i own a book of her writings. she was a 1920's luminary and iconoclast as much as Fitzgerald, Armstrong, Baker, Gershwin, or Porter.


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Norman Mathews | 4 comments It's amazing how Dorothy's works resonate with readers so many years later. You may be interested in reading a couple articles that I wrote about Mrs. Parker: One about her views on fascism, socialism, and racism; the other about her time in Hollywood, which is extracted from my one-person musical play about her, called You Might as Well Live: Here are the links:
https://normanmathewsauthor.com/dorot...

https://normanmathewsauthor.com/dorot...


message 8: by Jt (new)

Jt (overthemoonglow) i had this impression that the Algonquin Hotel was a very old building in NYC. i am very much intrigued by the Jazz Age as well the cocktail names. Louis Armstrong besides Frank Sinatra is my favourite jazz artist. his collaborations with Ella Fitzgerald are iconic. Thanks for the link. i will gander a glimpse into its content.


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