After being told that guests at a party were “ducking for apples,” Dorothy Parker replied, “There, but for a typographical error, is the story of my life.”


Quotation from The Algonquin Wits, Robert E. Dennan, ed., via The Yale Book of Quotations, Fred R. Shapiro, ed. The 1953 photo above is from the book A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick.

“In these challenging economic times, the story of Dorothy Parker, founder of the Algonquin Round Table, highest paid female screenwriter during the Depression, Black Listed in Hollywood, is relative and meaningful and an inspiration to women everywhere.”  Quote from IMDb, writer anonymous,

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