For R.C.B. [ Robert Charles Benchley]
By Dorothy Parker
Life comes a-hurrying,
Or life lags slow;
But you’ve got to stop worrying—
Let it go!
Some call it gloomy,
Some call it jake;
They’re very little to me—
Let them eat cake!
Some find it fair,
Some think it hooey,
Many people care;
But we don’t, do we?
Received my newsletter today from the Dorothy Parker Society in NYC and thought I would share some of it with my readers–if I have any, but if not, who cares. Now, you can see why I like Dorothy Parker so much. Last year missed the annual Parkerfest that we have here in NYC on Governors Island, but maybe I will make it this year. Everyone dresses up like it’s the jazz age.
“I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I’m under the table,
After four I’m under the host”…Dorothy Parker
August Event: the DPS will hold the 12th annual Parkerfest on Governors Island during the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, Saturday & Sunday, August 28th & 29th. More info to come later, check the News page.
Summer is here and there is a boatload of Dorothy Parker news and events to tell you about. In June, July and August there are events in many cities. And if you hate summer resorts, read what Mrs. Parker had to say about it.
It was just announced that Mario Brassard’s 2008 short film Dorothy Parker’s “The Sexes” is an official selection of the 13th annual Long Island International Film Expo in Bellmore. The film will be screened on Saturday, July 17, at 4:30 pm. For more info visit www.liifilmexpo.organd www.TheSexesFilm.com. Congratulations to Mario and his fine cast and crew. This is nice, because Mrs. Parker spent childhood summers in Bellmore, more than 100 years ago.
In August, Mrs. Parker’s short story “Here We Are” will be part of the Silver Spring Stage’s one-act festival. The festival runs two weekends and by happy coincidence “Here We Are” will run the 19th to 22nd of August, thus closing on the 117th anniversary of Mrs. Parker’s birth. Silver Spring Stage is an all-volunteer community theater in Silver Spring, Maryland, outside Washington, DC. For more info visit here
A scene from the film about Parker called Dorothy Parker and the Vicious Circle