Dorothy Rothschild was 21 and living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when she mailed a letter that changed her life. It happened 100 years ago, sometime in early 1915. The moment set the scene for her to become Dorothy Parker.
I was delighted to uncover the names and stories of the other members of the Vicious Circle, women that had fascinating and full lives.
So too, was feline Elvis. "My best memory was when they carried him through the Algonquin Hotel in a pink 'cat-illac,' while
It's high time, I think, that we stopped forcing everyone to pore over our own vacation albums and, for once, take a peek at theirs. For example, what do tourists from abroad think of traveling here? Are they keen on American food, comfy in our hotels? Do they find it tricky getting around?
The hallway leading to the restrooms is covered with images of trees and leaves. Inside, orange and gold colors and silhouettes of birds resemble the sky at dawn.
The Algonquin, the hotel where literary figures of the 1920s held court at the Round Table, is becoming a Marriott. The storied
Anywhere there is printing these days (ink or pixels), you will find references to the Algonquin Round Table. So, what is it with the adulation of a bunch of "tipsy quipsters"?
In the '90s, Jones finally embraced his younger-elder statesman status, turning, for the most part (although not completely), away from Sting and Steve Perry back to Gershwin, Cy Coleman and the like.