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Dorothy Parker

DOROTHY PARKER (1893 1967)
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Bohemia

Authors and actors and artists and such
Never know nothing, and never know much.
Sculptors and singers and those of their kidney
Tell their affairs from Seattle to Sydney.
Playwrights and poets and such horses' necks
Start off from anywhere, end up at sex.
Diarists, critics, and similar roe
Never say nothing, and never say no.
People Who Do Things exceed my endurance;
God, for a man that solicits insurance!

She left the New Yorker and her chair at Algonquin Round Table to head out west to give Hollywood a shot. Her screenplay for the original 1937 A Star is Born was nominated for an Oscar. She was sarcastic when being asked about being sarcastic. She was blacklisted during the MaCarthy Era.

Alexander Woollcott. Ruth Gordon. George Oppenheimer.






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