Los Angeles was where Dorothy Parker lived off and on for more than 30 years. The Dorothy Parker Society Los Angeles Chapter is getting busy this year with activities.
Our able West Coast President, Adrienne Crew (adrienne (AT SIGN) dorothyparker (DOT) com) has 2 events coming up that you will not want to miss if you are anywhere close to the City of Angels:
Come meet fellow LA Parkerites for a no-host lunch at Greenblatt’s on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 1 PM. Adrienne Crew will be there to chew the fat and talk about the Parker connections in the neighborhood. Come with ideas for planning other Parker events this year, including Parkerfest 2010 in October or more walking tours. Don’t miss this if you are a Parker fan in LA; bring your friends.
8017 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Adrienne writes: I’m heading a walking tour of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s West Hollywood as part of the City of West Hollywood’s Big Read initiative surrounding The Great Gatsby. I was hoping to encourage Parker fans to come out and then organize a breakfast before hand or drinks after the tour. I’m giving two 1-hour tours on Sunday March 7. Event info:
Fitzgerald in West Hollywood: A Walking Tour
Adrienne Crew, Los Angeles Liaison of The Dorothy Parker Society, will lead an urban walking tour of places frequented by Fitzgerald during his residency in pre-City West Hollywood.
8152 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA, 90069-5020 (formerly the Garden of Allah, where Parker and Fitzgerald once lived)
Date: Sun, March 7, 2010
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm and 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Also, Scribner recently published a new edition of Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems of Dorothy Parker. This is exciting because it is an updated version of the 1996 book. Editor/Compiler Stuart Y. Silverstein gave the DPS an exclusive new interview about the book, and he will be in Los Angeles in March to talk about it and sign copies:
Friday, March 5, 7:00 PM
8818 Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood CA 90069 – 310-659-3110