A Journey into Dorothy Parkerís New York
by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
with a foreword by Marion Meade
cover painted by Natalie Ascencios
Take a journey into the city of theaters, bars, and hotel rooms where Dorothy Parker sharpened her wit, polished her writing, and captured the edgy mood of her times. This eye-opening volume explores Mrs. Parker's favorite salons and saloons as well as her homes and offices (most of them still intact); charts her colorful career and intense private life; and recounts her political activism, theatrical exploits, and final years.
This 150-page book has more than 165 photos and illustrations, many never before published. Among them are photos taken by the legendary Roy Schatt. Rare pictures and archival items help show Mrs. Parker's world and Manhattan from 1893 to today.
A Journey into Dorothy Parker's New York was published on Dec. 1, 2005. It is distributed to the trade market by Independent Publishers Group.
It is the first release from Roaring Forties Press in the ArtPlace Series. This series offers a unique combination of art, biography, history, and travel guide. Each book in the series explores how a renowned artist and a world-famous city or area helped to define and inspire each other. The ArtPlace volumes enable travelers to retrace an artistís footsteps through the streets of a city, but they also offer armchair explorers a compelling and revealing tale of the artistís journey from obscurity to fameóand sometimes back again.
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