Dorothy parker, née dorothy rothschild, (born august 22, 1893, west end, near long beach, new jersey, us—died june 7, 1967, new york, new york), american short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and critic known for her witty—and often acerbic—remarks she was one of the founders of the algonquin round table, an informal literary group. The algonquin round table was a celebrated group of new york city writers, critics, actors, and wits gathering initially as part of a practical joke, members of the vicious circle, as they dubbed themselves, met for lunch each day at the algonquin hotel from 1919 until roughly 1929 at these.
Algonquin hotel new york, ny | in the 1920s and '30s, the algonquin round table, a group of authors and thinkers including dorothy parker, harpo marx and edna ferber, met at the algonquin hotel to eat lunch and discuss each other's work.
The origin of the algonquin round table’s 10-year lunch lies in a june 1919 gathering at the algonquin hotel the ostensible occasion was to welcome columnist alexander woollcott home from the war, but the tribute, studded with barbs, quips, puns, wisecracks, and repartee, was something more akin to a roast a tradition was established.
Included in the book are biographies of the round table participants biographies of the algonquin hotel and other hotels of the day and a portrait of the literary world of new york during the times. The algonquin round table new york a historical guide by by kevin dorothy parker and her cohorts in the vicious circle at the infamous algonquin round table sharpened their wit, polished their writing, and captured the energy and elegance of the time and a portrait of the literary world of new york during the times with some editing.
The algonquin round table was a group of new york city writers and actors who met regularly between 1919 and 1929 at the algonquin hotel the algonquin hotel, 59 w forty-fourth street, sits in the middle of club row a block west of times square. Portions of the 1981 film rich and famous were set in the algonquin and one of the film's characters, liz hamilton (played by jacqueline bisset), refers to the round table during the film in 1991, the algonquin round table was mentioned in the seinfeld season 2 episode the phone message.
Perhaps the most prolific member of the round table was the playwright, editor and screenwriter, robert e sherwood he attended harvard and fought with the royal highlanders of canada during world war i. Algonquin round table hannah, tom, ally, audrey, dee, krysten, breonna - but he played a leading role at the round table, where he could be counted on to deliver some of the vicious circle's most famous quips organized a luncheon supposedly to welcome woollcott back from world war i instead toohey used the occasion to poke fun at.
The algonquin round table, as well as the number of other literary and theatrical greats who lodged at the hotel, contributed to the algonquin hotel being designated in 1987 as a new york city historic landmark.