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algonquin: table of notables

Bigger than life in a larger than life America of the roaring twenties. They were the high spirits of those times. A circle of young exuberant wits regaled Dry-Era America from around a hotel table at the Algonquin in New … Continue reading

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algonquin hotel: robert e. sherwood

Lunch at the Algonquin hotel was a study in public relations and a spectacle in itself. The participants formed the “vicious circle” and they represented the high spirits of the 1920’s. This circle of mainly young, exuberant wits regaled Dry-Era … Continue reading

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algonquin: on broadway

The theatre, a fever in the bloodstream of the twenties, was an epidemic¬† among the Round Tablers. Most of them were seized with a desire to write plays, and sooner or later, in Robert Sherwood’s fashion, most of them did, … Continue reading

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algonquin: american originals

The high spirits of the 1920’s. A circle of young exuberant wits regaled Dry-Era America from around a hotel table in the Algonquin hotel. Named the “vicious circle,” nothing quite like them has been seen since… Robert Sherwood took to … Continue reading

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algonquin: keeping the demons at bay

The high spirits of the 1920’s. A circle of young, exuberant wits ( Robert Sherwood, Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker among them ) regaled Dry-Era America from around a hotel table and Algonquin Hotel and they were branded the “vicious … Continue reading

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FAUST IN THE HAUS

MEPHIST. Now, Faustus, what wouldst thou have me do? FAUSTUS. I charge thee wait upon me whilst I live, To do whatever Faustus shall command, Be it to make the moon drop from her sphere, Or the ocean to overwhelm … Continue reading

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SEVENTH WARD BEGGARS

However whatever what one may conclude about the dubious ethics of Goldman-Sachs,CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s appearance among lawmakers on Capitol Hill was at least ¬†long on entertainment as was his entire troupe of well rehearsed players as seen by their choreographed … Continue reading

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