The Los Angeles Chapter has a fun time in February at its get-together. (Don Spiro photos)
The Dorothy Parker Society’s LA Chapter has lots of fun planned for March.
Friends of Dottie can come out and support Stuart Y Silverstein, who will be reading and discussing his book Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems of Dorothy Parker on Friday March 5, 2010 at Book Soup at 7 PM. He’d love to see you there.
The next meeting of the Dorothy Parker Society LA will take place at
Cocktails in Historic Places™ with the LA Art Deco Society
Friday, March 26 – 6pm-8pm
Musso & Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
As Hollywood’s oldest eatery (open continuously since 1919) Musso &
Frank is the paragon of Old Hollywood grillrooms. In its heyday it was
a popular destination for Hollywood’s elite, including movie stars,
film directors and producers and the great writers. F. Scott
Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Raymond Chandler and Ernest Hemingway
where all regulars, as was Orson Welles, who held court in his
favorite booth. According to Tinseltown lore, Charlie Chaplin and
Douglas Fairbanks once raced each other down Hollywood Boulevard on
horseback, the loser having to pick up the dinner tab at Musso &
Frank’s. If you ve never been to Musso s this is one gathering you won
t want to miss!
Come straight from work or slip into something more Deco either way,
plan to join us! Cocktails in Historic Places is open to members and
non-members alike and reservations are not required.
Musso & Franks is located between Las Palmas and Cherokee, just east
of Highland Avenue. There are pay parking lots available at Hollywood
& Highland, and south of Hollywood Boulevard on Las Palmas and
Cherokee that cost approximately $10. Why not take the metro? Musso &
Franks is a very short walk east from the Hollywood & Highland METRO
Also, 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.
Event Location: 8152 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA,
90069-5020 (formerly the Garden of Allah, where Parker and Fitzgerald
Date: Sun, March 7, 2010
Time: 2:00pm — 3:30pm and 3:30pm — 5:00pm