Hollywood’s Golden Age comes alive during a special bus tour of Los Angeles locations connected to Dorothy Parker, New York’s wittiest woman who had a 30-year screenwriting career.
The tour is open to the public; it begins and ends at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd (note bus pickup is across the street at old Tower Records, 8801 W. Sunset Blvd). The two-hour tour encompasses stops at the former site of the Garden of Allah, the Player’s Club, and Mrs. Parker’s homes. Guests will see where the screenwriter and her friends such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Robert Benchley lived and worked in the 1930s and 1940s. Some walking is required on this tour. Public parking lots nearby.
The tour is led by Adrienne Crew and Kevin C. Fitzpatrick of the Dorothy Parker Society. Fitzpatrick is the author of Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide, A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York, and co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Round Table. Immediately following the bus tour guests have the option of attending a free book talk and signing by Fitzpatrick at Book Soup (4 p.m., no charge to attend.) The bus tour is co-sponsored by Jazz Age LA Tours and the Los Angeles chapter of the Dorothy Parker Society.