One of Dorothy Parker’s most overlooked pieces of writing is coming back to print on April 29. The Ladies of the Corridor is a 1953 Broadway drama she co-wrote with Arnaud d’Usseau, a Hollywood and Broadway veteran.
Today we launched new section of the web site with information about the book and play:
* An overview of the play, which includes an audio clip of Dorothy Parker herself talking about it;
* A 1989 interview with Arnaud d’Usseau (he died in 1990) and a brief audio clip of him discussing Parker and the play;
* An interview with Marion Meade, Parker’s biographer. She wrote a new introduction for the book.
But it would not be the Dorothy Parker Society without a splashy party, right! Of course we are hosting the launch party! Save the date: Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. at Hurley’s, 232 W 48th St. (between Broadway and Eighth). It is right next door to the Longacre Theatre, the same place The Ladies of the Corridor debuted in October 1953. We will be on the third floor for the party, which is cash bar. Hurley’s is a fantastic spot, and beloved by those in the theater business. The book will be available. We also have lined up actors who will perform a brief staged reading of parts of the play.
The party is open to the public. To attend please RSVP to: KEVIN (AT) DOROTHYPARKER (DOT) COM by May 12.
Next week on the News Page we will have more information on the fantastic actors who are going to be at the party. It will certainly be one of the most fun book parties the DPS has ever hosted. It isn’t every day a new Dorothy Parker book comes out.
More information about the book and play here.