It took Condé Nast long enough, but finally there is a digital archive of the complete run of Vanity Fair. For Dorothy Parker fans, this is important, because it contains some of her earliest writing of prose, reviews, and poems. Now readers can see the pieces in the original format as they were presented in World War I.
As recently-installed editor Radhika Jones writes:
Our elves have been coding for more than a year and a half to bring you a state-of-the-art, searchable presentation of the entire history of Vanity Fair, from its beginnings in 1913 to its revival in 1983 through to the present. Here you’ll find vibrant color illustrations and evocative woodcuts, poems by A.A. Milne, humor from P.G. Wodehouse and Dorothy Parker, and court dispatches by Dominick Dunne.
So it is nice they are using Parker in their marketing. But Vanity Fair published so many Algonquin Round Table writers in the 1920s, it is worth looking at. There is a free trial in place. After that access comes with paid subscription to Vanity Fair, in print our digital format.
Here is a free to read 1916 Dorothy Rothschild Vanity Fair piece “Why I Haven’t Married.”