“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Dorothy Parker


Dorothy Parker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2021
1. Dorothy Parker Marker
Inscription.  The popular poet, critic, short story writer, screenwriter and champion for social justice lived here as a teenager. Parker resided here with her father, J. Henry Rothschild, in 1910.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen.
Location. 40° 47.115′ N, 73° 58.882′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 80th Street east of Riverside Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 West 82nd Street, New York NY 10024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Saxony (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); West End Collegiate Church and Collegiate School (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Memorial to Six Million Jews of Europe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Volunteer of America Centennial Rose Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hamilton Fountain
Dorothy Parker Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2021
2. Dorothy Parker Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here mounted to the lower left portion of the building.
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(approx. ¼ mile away); George and Ira Gershwin (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Dorothy Parker Society (Dorothy Parker Society). (Submitted on May 6, 2021.)
2. Dorothy Parker (Wikipedia). "Dorothy Parker (née Rothschild; August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist based in New York; she was best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary works published in such magazines as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed when her involvement in left-wing politics resulted in her being placed on the Hollywood blacklist. Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a "wisecracker." Nevertheless, both her literary output and reputation for sharp wit have endured...." (Submitted on May 6, 2021.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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Aug. 10, 2022