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Her Maiden Name was Dorothy Rothschild

If you’re a certain type of bitter, intellectual female, you like Dorothy Parker. The smart-ass 20's writer is an all ages tonic- consoling you through bad love affairs and high-school unpopularity. Originally born Dorothy Rothschild (not those Rothschilds!), Dottie claimed … Read More

By / March 13, 2007
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If you’re a certain type of bitter, intellectual female, you like Dorothy Parker. The smart-ass 20's writer is an all ages tonic- consoling you through bad love affairs and high-school unpopularity. Originally born Dorothy Rothschild (not those Rothschilds!), Dottie claimed to have married just to acquire a waspy last name. Without ever offing herself, she made suicide stylish way before Kurt Cobain. So, imagine my glee when I discovered there was a whole society devoted to resurrecting Dorothy Parker. The Dorothy Parker Society throws drunken parties throughout the year, including the Gin Bowl and Parkerfest! I met president Kevin Fitzpatrick at the NY Comiccon, where he won my heart on his choice of convention sketch. Instead of topless WonderWoman, he wanted St. Dottie in a suit. The Society is also working on returning Dorothy's ashes from Baltimore to New York City. Who wants the provinces as their eternal resting place? Check out the Dottie Parker Society at www.dorothyparker.com. And, if attending their parties, remember that, even in the 1920’s, Alexander Wolcott got booted for vomiting in the Ming vase.

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