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By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

ISBN-10: 1458785440

ISBN-13: 9781458785442

Taking the reader throughout the big apple that encouraged, and was once in flip encouraged by means of, the bold Mrs. Parker, this consultant makes use of hardly noticeable archival photos from her existence to demonstrate Dorothy Parker's improvement as a author, an impressive wit, and a public personality. Her favourite bars and salons in addition to her houses and workplaces, so much of that are nonetheless intact, are exposed. With the charting of her colourful occupation, together with the last decade she spent as a member of the around desk, in addition to her extreme inner most existence, readers will locate themselves drawn into the lavish long island urban of the Nineteen Twenties and 30s.

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Graydon came out from behind his desk and shut the door of his office. He was wearing a white, Jermyn Street shirt, a black tie with white polka dots and a pair of tan suit trousers. He looked anything but casual. “First of all, we don’t call ’em ‘secretaries’ over here,” he said. ’ And secondly, ‘casual’ doesn’t mean this—” He gestured at what I was wearing. “It’s a code word. It means khakis and a polo shirt. 4% never having attended one. “Flattery will get you 10 pages . . maybe,” Spy, August 1990.

You see, in its heyday Spy had been edited by two men. One of these was Kurt Andersen, a steely midwesterner who’d previously worked for Time; the other was Graydon Carter. As far as I was concerned Graydon was no less a figure than Walter Burns himself. 4 The first room O n July 5, 1995 , I had to decide what to wear for my first day at work. At that time Vanity Fair was based at 350 Madison Avenue between 44th and 45th, a twenty-three-story building a few blocks west of Grand Central station.

The “office” consisted of two Apple Macs and an Amstrad telephone/fax. When people called up and asked for the “subscription department” I simply handed the phone to Ed Porter, the deputy editor. He and I were the only full-time employees and we paid ourselves a grand total of £4,500 a year. No one could accuse us of being in it for the money. 6 To b y Yo u n g Towards the end of 1991 things were looking bleak. Maxwell’s application for an injunction against The Modern Review had been rejected, but he’d brought a civil suit against me personally and that was looming.

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