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The Algonquin Round Table was a group of journalists, writers, actors, & press agents that met for lunch each day at the Algonquin Hotel in the heart of Midtown. After World War I, Vanity Fair writers and Algonquin regulars Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, and Robert E. Sherwood began lunching at The Algonquin. Together they helped define American taste in the arts for about a decade. Perhaps their greatest contribution was the founding of The New Yorker magazine. Though society columns referred to them as The Algonquin Round Table, they called themselves the Vicious Circle. Dorothy Parker and her friends were immortalized in 1987 in the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Ten Year Lunch. In 1994, the group was once again transported to the big screen in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dorothy Parker.

Description: Hard bound, no dust jacket. 310 pages. First printing.  INSCRIBED BY THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL’S OWNER – Ben B. Bodine, THE FRONT DESKMAN of more than 40 years – Alfred F. Mitchell, AND THE HEAD WAITER – Raul, dated March 16 – 51. Illustrations by Al Hirschfeld. The story of the Algonquin Round Table.  This copy shows some wear and minor soiling to boards. Interior clean and binding still tight. A RARE ASSOCIATION… and a bit of New York History.

Bookseller Inventory # 24177


The Vicious Circle: The Story of the Algonquin Round Table
Harriman, Margret Case

Publisher: Rinehart & Co., New York
Publication Date: 1951
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First edition
Book Type: Inscribed Association Copy

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