The Passionate Screen Writer To His Love: Dorothy Parker


Oh come, my love and join with me
The oldest infant industry.
Come seek the bourne of palm and pearl
The lovely land of Boy-Meets-Girl.
Come grace this lotus-laden shore,
This Isle of Do-What’s-Done-Before.
Come, curb the new, and watch the old win.
Out where the streets are paved with Goldwyn.

Dorothy Parker

The Passionate Screen Writer To His Love, 1937.
Poem Hunter says: Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues 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 as her involvement in left-wing politics led to a place on the Hollywood blacklist.
The image is of Culver City, California on 3 December 2007: Picketers of the Writers Guild of America on strike at the Sony Pictures Entertainment studio.

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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