We are going to be cleaning up the audio collection for the Dorothy Parker Society over the next couple of months. Many of the files are RealAudio files from 2000, and are being converted to MP3. We have the biggest online collection of Dorothy Parker reading her work, as well as rare interviews found no place else, and are working to present it better for new audiences.
Dorothy Parker: 1958 interview on the writing process and The Ladies of the Corridor. When The Ladies of the Corridor was brought out in a new book from Penguin Classics, we created a whole online series about the play. This rare interview with Mrs. Parker is exclusive to the Dorothy Parker Society. [Running time: 3:26]
Helen Beer: One of the highlights of touring Dorothy Parker’s former home in Pennsylvania in 2006 was meeting Helen Beer, who used to live on the property as a child. Her parents were Dorothy and Alan’s caretakers. She gave us great insight into life in the 1930s on the farm. Later, at the Algonquin Hotel, she told us more stories. [Running time: 3:05]