Writers of the Book and the Message
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F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald~ Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was the muse of the Jazz Age. She was the embodiment of all things modern and new, the prototype for every flapper to follow. She met and married the prophet of the Roaring Twenties, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Zelda was Scott’s personal inspiration, the model for almost every fictional heroine he created.
Alexander Woollcott - instrumental in promoting such artists as Eugene O'Neill, the Marx Brothers, and Irving Berlin to the world at large. He worked at the NEW YORK HERALD and THE WORLD, when he retired to become an essayist, raconteur, and radio personality. FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE
The Man Who Came to Dinner at the White House
To Alexander Woollcott, the White House was the “best theatrical boarding house in Washington.” To his hostess, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Woollcott was “a perfect guest,” one she welcomed “with open arms.” To White House Chief Usher, Howell G. Crim, however, the former drama critic, popular lecturer and radio personality, sometime actor, and Algonquin Round Table habitué was “impossible.” The White House housekeeper, Henrietta Nesbitt, considered Woollcott’s exacting demands equal to tho...
Famous Poets Throughout History
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was considered one of America's best poets during the 19th century, and his works are still a major part of our literary culture. "Paul Revere's Ride," which commemorates the actions of the famous American patriot, is perhaps his best known poem