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Harold Ross

1892 - 1951

 
 
Harold Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
1. Harold Ross Marker
Inscription. The magazine editor, who said "if you can't be funny, be interesting", lived here when he founded The New Yorker in 1925. At his 1923 "housewarming" were Dorothy Parker, Harpo Marx, and George Gershwin.
 
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Location. 40° 45.711′ N, 73° 59.461′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 47th Street west of 9th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 412 West 47th Street, New York NY 10036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walton Hauling & Warehouse Corporation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joe Horvath (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Father Duffy Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stage Door Canteen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Betsey Johnson (approx. half a mile away); Former School of Performing Arts (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEntertainment
 
Harold Ross Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
2. Harold Ross Marker - Wide View
First Cover of the New Yorker (reproduction) image. Click for full size.
February 21, 1925
3. First Cover of the New Yorker (reproduction)
"The New Yorker debuted on February 21, 1925. It was founded by Harold Ross and his wife, Jane Grant, a New York Times reporter. Ross wanted to create a sophisticated humor magazine that would be different from perceivably "corny" humor publications....Ross partnered with entrepreneur Raoul H. Fleischmann (who founded the General Baking Company) to establish the F-R Publishing Company. The magazine's first offices were at 25 West 45th Street in Manhattan. Ross edited the magazine until his death in 1951. During the early, occasionally precarious years of its existence, the magazine prided itself on its cosmopolitan sophistication. Ross famously declared in a 1925 prospectus for the magazine: 'It has announced that it is not edited for the old lady in Dubuque.' " - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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