Dorothy Parker(1893-1967)

By: Jonathan, Alex, and Chloe

Dorothy Parker


1.Born August 22

2. Journalist, poet, and writer

3. Worked on Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines-1910s

4. Book reviewer for The New Yorker -1920s

5. “Big Blonde” was a story she wrote which won an O’Henry in 1929
Algonquin Round Table

6. Involved with the Communist Party and because of this she was blacklisted

7. Wrote screenplays with her 2nd husband-Alan Campbells.

8.Politically active

9. Born-Dorothy Rothschild

10. Attended Roman Catholic School although
her father was Jewish and her mother was protestant.

11. Died of a heart attack.

12. Early years- was called "Dot" or "Dottie"

13. Vanity Fair thought her drama reviews were too scathing, (harsh or critical)

14. She was known for her sharp wit.

15. Algonquin Round Table was her group to discuss different things. Members include: Dorothy Parker, Art Samuels, Charles MacArthur, Harpo Marx, and Alexander Woollcott

16. Died June 7

Star Light Star BrightBy Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker

Star, that gives a gracious dole,What am I to choose?

Oh, will it be a shriven soul,

Or little buckled shoes?

Shall I wish a wedding-ring,Bright and thin and round,Or plead you send me covering-A newly spaded mound?

Gentle beam, shall I imploreGold, or sailing-ships,Or beg I hate forevermoreA pair of lying lips?

Swing you low or high away,Burn you hot or dim;My only wish I dare not say-Lest you should grant me him.
Dorothy when she was 50 years old

Dorothy Parker isn’t just famous for her writings and poems, she is also famous for her many quotes!

“I don’t care what is written about me as long as it isn’t true.”-Dorothy Parker

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”-Dorothy Parker

“I’ve never been a millionaire but I just know that I’d be darling at it.”-Dorothy Parker

“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” –Dorothy Parker (On Books)

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