Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

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Kevin, I sent a post yesterday. The NAACP is moving from Baltimore to DC. What happens to Dorothy? Was it a specific wish to stay by NAACP?
My book arrived today. I plan to read it during lockdown in the uk to plan our trip to da Bronx in Feb 🤞
Thank you for the Malachy McCourt live video! The show was brilliant, and wonderful. I’m going to transcribe his remarks about Gorky!
Kevin

Are you the guy who monitors the Dorothy Parker Society? I was a member then all of a sudden I was locked out I think. How do I get back in and what did I do wrong?
Is this the Kevin Fitzpatrick that dated a Teresa in high school?
Kevin - What happened to the Dorothy Parker Society group. Today it's gone.
Here is a World War I reference from Poughkeepsie.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjNbJ0fBCMS/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

poughtentialExactly a century ago, the owner of this beautiful Craftsman Style home at 21 Barnard Avenue was tending the weary and wounded just behind the front line trenches in France. As the “Great War” raged overseas, the growing family of Leland Shaw awaited news of his well being and the men of our city fighting there were comforted by the presence of a familiar face from back home. Leland was the General Secretary of the Poughkeepsie YMCA and volunteered to spend nearly two years away to assist in his organization’s mission there.
Leland’s home was only 2 years old when he shipped off and, by the looks of it, he’d likely easily recognize his home today! 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, Craftsman style features abound. The kitchen is looking a little dated but perhaps the asking price of $318,500 leaves some room for you to make your own mark on this memorable home.
Don’t forget why we have Monday off... the reminders of the brave military sacrifices, past and present, are all around us. Happy Memorial Day weekend!
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#forsalefriday #poughtential #poughkeepsie #poughkeepsieny #cityofpoughkeepsie #queencity #hudsonvalley #realestate #forsale #craftsmanstyle #porch #frontporch #southside #memorialday #memorialdayweekend #YMCA #WW1

Author of 8 books about New York City history and licensed walking tour guide. Author of 7 books about New York City history and licensed walking tour guide.

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June 5 Toast and Tour to Dorothy Parker’s Life | Dorothy Parker Society 06/02/2022

June 5 Toast and Tour to Dorothy Parker’s Life | Dorothy Parker Society

Revised the event for Sunday, June 5, to mark the 55th anniversary of Dorothy Parker's death. This year we are going to drink toasts at the Algonquin, and visit the house where she died, and her funeral home.

June 5 Toast and Tour to Dorothy Parker’s Life | Dorothy Parker Society Join a special toast and to mark the passing of Dorothy Parker in 1967. The event date is Sunday, June 5: * Begin with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa at the Algonquin Hotel at 11 AM in the Blue Bar; * Followed by a walking tour of 1920s Manhattan locales. The Dorothy Parker Society will...

Photos from Kevin C. Fitzpatrick's post 05/20/2022

I stopped into the Blue Bar at The Algonquin Hotel after work to sign 50 copies of my books for them, and to have my first Manhattan in 2 years on their first Friday to be open. Good luck to the new team!

Centennial of Abie's Irish Rose 05/12/2022

Centennial of Abie's Irish Rose

New blog post today about the centennial of Abie's Irish Rose, which follows a great Times piece about the 1920s hit show

Centennial of Abie's Irish Rose Today the New York Times published a very thorough and detailed account of the centennial of Abie's Irish Rose, a hit show 100 years ago that the Algonquin Round Table by turns roasted and scorned. The article quotes Robert Benchley and Alexander Woollcott, with a passing reference to another Viciou

Ruth Hale the Iconoclast 04/25/2022

Ruth Hale the Iconoclast

New blog post about Ruth Hale, one of the Vicious Circle who is largely forgotten today.

Ruth Hale the Iconoclast There was no bigger iconoclast sitting at the Round Table than Ruth Hale; None of the members had a gloomier end to their life than she did. She is one of the six female Algonquin regulars that are overlooked. Today Hale is completely forgotten by everyone except the most serious American women’s ...

04/06/2022

Today is the 5th of my WWI New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War. This is a gratitude post https://fitzpatrickauthor.com/books/world-war-i-new-york-a-guide-to-the-citys-enduring-ties-to-the-great-war/

03/31/2022

My updated tour guide license arrived in time because my old one expired today. Contact me for a tour in NYC!

03/14/2022

It’s a big honor for me to lead tours for the Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy. This was my second annual Irish-American history tour yesterday; we had two back-to-back sold out trolley tours. I look forward to more tours in 2022 and sharing local history

Heywood Broun on Being Fired in the Spring, Summer, and Winter (Summer is Best) 03/01/2022

Heywood Broun on Being Fired in the Spring, Summer, and Winter (Summer is Best)

New post for Algonquin Round Table aficionados, from the iconic Heywood Broun

Heywood Broun on Being Fired in the Spring, Summer, and Winter (Summer is Best) This is one the last columns that Heywood Broun ever published. Broun ran his own bi-weekly newspaper, Nutmeg (later called Broun’s Nutmeg) in Stamford, Connecticut, where he resided. It was in operation in the late 1930s, and was concurrent as he wrote a syndicated column “It Seems to Me” for...

Debby Applegate, Author of Madam: the Biography of Polly Adler, Book Chat 02/17/2022

Debby Applegate, Author of Madam: the Biography of Polly Adler, Book Chat

Here is the video from our chat with Debby Applegate about her biography of Polly Adler. It was so fun. And thanks to member Don Spiro for mixing a Dempsey cocktail to get us going!

Also if you read the book and want a free bookplate signed by Debby. Send Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope to:
Kevin Fitzpatrick
c/o The Lambs
3 W. 51st Street
NY NY 10019

Debby Applegate, Author of Madam: the Biography of Polly Adler, Book Chat Debby Applegate, author of Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age (Doubleday) takes part in a live chat hosted by The Lambs. The moderator...

The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide - Kevin C. Fitzpatrick 02/07/2022

The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide - Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

Happy 7th to the Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide, published on this date in 2015! Still in print, a paperback edition came out during the pandemic. Thank you to all who have purchased it over the years, supported me as a writer, and I look forward to doing more!

The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide - Kevin C. Fitzpatrick Author: Kevin C. Fitzpatrick Foreword: Anthony Melchiorri Cover: Natalie Ascencios Publisher: Globe Pequot Press | Lyons Press Year: 2015 Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, E-Book Pages: 288, illustrated with photos and maps ISBN-10: 1493049445 ISBN-13: 978-1493049448 Order: Indiebound | Barnes & Noble....

The Brownstone Detectives on Twitter 01/21/2022

The Brownstone Detectives on Twitter

This is around the corner from where Dorothy Rothschild grew up; this what a bath looked like when she was a kid

The Brownstone Detectives on Twitter “A bathroom in an rowhouse - No. 16 W 88th St, , ca. 1902 (If you look close, you may see the camera!)”

Free LOA Live Event: Kurt Vonnegut at 100 01/18/2022

Free LOA Live Event: Kurt Vonnegut at 100

Register here to celebrate Vonnegut!

Free LOA Live Event: Kurt Vonnegut at 100 Producer and director Robert Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth) became obsessed with Kurt Vonnegut’s books in high school and began a correspondence with the author that stretched into a twenty-five-year friendship. Weide joins LOA Live to discuss his new documentar...

01/08/2022

Do I know anyone who privately owns an original copy of The New Yorker issue #1? Not a reprint. Please reach out to me!

Photos from Kevin C. Fitzpatrick's post 01/05/2022

How many know there is a flower named for Jane Grant, cofounder of The New Yorker? She founded White Flower Farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut, which is still going strong! I’ve visited with Tony Adams (son of F.P.A.) and my wife. I’d love to plant the Jane Grant Rhododendron but deer feast on them. Perhaps there are no deer where you live? The new Garden Book arrived today, and it’s great to see this still is on sale.

The O. Henry Fiction Challenge - Kevin C. Fitzpatrick 01/01/2022

The O. Henry Fiction Challenge - Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

I’m launching the O. Henry Fiction Challenge today, goal to read more fiction this year, starting with first book in a collection. Updates weekly

The O. Henry Fiction Challenge - Kevin C. Fitzpatrick I am launching a fiction reading challenge this month and I invite other fiction fans to join me. I am focused first on O. Henry for a 12-week reading sprint to read his collected works. I’ll be launching an online reading club around it on Twitter. Why O. Henry? Because he’s one ...

12/25/2021

“A merry Christmas this December
To a lot of folks I don’t remember.”
—Franklin Pierce Adams 1922

12/23/2021

Classic from Don Marquis 🎄🎄🤣

Here's a Christmas story unlike any other, published on this date 93 years ago. Cheers and happy holidays to you!

MOTHER’S HOME AGAIN!

’Twas on the Eve of Christmas
A face against the pane
Peered in at the firelight;
’Twas worn with vice, and plain;
But all the children shouted:
“Mother’s home again!”

𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘫𝘢𝘪𝘭, 𝘋𝘢𝘥!
𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘴𝘬 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯!
𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘺,
𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘪𝘯!
𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘫𝘢𝘪𝘭, 𝘋𝘢𝘥,
𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘴𝘬 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯!

She’s watching through the window
Her babes in happy play;
Do not call a copper
To club the Jane away—
Remember, ere you strike her,
That once her hair was gray!

𝘚𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵-𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘣
𝘚𝘩𝘦’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯,
𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘱𝘰𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳
𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦𝘯—
𝘐𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵,
𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯!

She’s staring through the window
At the Yuletide glow!
Oh, do not throw the old wife
Back into the snow!
She bore you all your children,
And oft has told you so.

𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵, 𝘋𝘢𝘥!
𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘫𝘢𝘪𝘭!
𝘗𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴,
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘦,
𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘴,
𝘔𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘫𝘢𝘪𝘭!

DON MARQUIS
The New Yorker, December 22, 1928

Copyright Expires on 47 Poems, 5 Stories, by Dorothy Parker | Dorothy Parker Society 12/13/2021

Copyright Expires on 47 Poems, 5 Stories, by Dorothy Parker | Dorothy Parker Society

Big news for Public Domain Day on January 1: 47 poems and 5 short stories by Dorothy Parker will enter the public domain. That's the most in one year, ever. Read my story here and please share it!

Copyright Expires on 47 Poems, 5 Stories, by Dorothy Parker | Dorothy Parker Society More Dorothy Parker poetry and short fiction will enter the public domain in the United States on January 1, 2022, than ever before in a single year: 47 poems and five short stories. This is a much higher figure than 2021 when 25 poems had their copyrights expire, or 2020 when the number was only...

A Look at Laurence Stallings, Writer 11/25/2021

A Look at Laurence Stallings, Writer

Today is the anniversary of the 1894 birth of Algonquin Round Table member Laurence Stallings. Here is a little more about him, in a new blog post.

A Look at Laurence Stallings, Writer Laurence Tucker Stallings is mentioned about three times a year by the pop culture world. Usually it has to do with his screenwriting hits The Big Parade or She Wore A Yellow Ribbon appearing on television. There has only been one book about him, a not very good academic tome (by Joan T. Brittain, L

11/19/2021

On my Woodlawn Cemetery tour last weekend of The Lambs of Woodlawn (more than 100 members are interred there) I was curious about the wife of Gene Buck, who was one of the founders of ASCAP and a longtime collaborator of Flo Ziegfeld. Who was Helen Falconer? This is what I learned and shared today. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/180231218/helen-buck

11/12/2021

Saturday 2pm in Woodlawn Cemetery. Join me!

Plan to join us this Saturday for the World War I Veterans of Woodlawn Walking Tour led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, award-wining author of "World War I New York: A Guide to the City's Enduring Ties to the Great War." Few spaces remain so register today at https://www.woodlawn.org/conservancy/tours-events/

Podcast About the Memory of WWI - Kevin C. Fitzpatrick 11/06/2021

Podcast About the Memory of WWI - Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

News: podcast recorded in UK, in time for Veterans Day

Podcast About the Memory of WWI - Kevin C. Fitzpatrick I had the honor to be part of a podcast that means a lot to me which you can listen to here. So often the podcasts I listen to are about pop culture or true crime, but this one means a lot because it’s about a subject I’ve spent the last ten years contemplating and working side projects about, w...

11/01/2021

Today is on 11/1! I wrote 111 Places In The Bronx That You Must Not Miss with photos by Joe Comzo. 111Places is a global series of guide books I’m proud to be part of for travelers to ! Shirt from the Bronx Native

10/27/2021

My annual WWI Veterans Day walking tour will be offered by Woodlawn Cemetery on Nov. 13. This is one of my favorite tours to lead, in the most beautiful cemetery. Tix are on sale now: https://woodlawnconservancy.givecloud.co/product/WW1Veterans/november-13-2021-world-war-i-veterans-of-woodlawn

10/27/2021

My annual WWI Veterans Day walking tour will be offered by Woodlawn Cemetery on Nov. 13. This is one of my favorite tours to lead, in the most beautiful cemetery. Tix are on sale now: https://woodlawnconservancy.givecloud.co/product/WW1Veterans/november-13-2021-world-war-i-veterans-of-woodlawn

All Tours List – Big Apple Fanatics Tours 10/21/2021

All Tours List – Big Apple Fanatics Tours

Sunday October 31 is Halloween but also a day where I’m offering 2 of my most popular walking tours: 11:00 AM Dorothy Parker’s Upper West Side & 3:00 PM World War I New York. Info & tickets:

All Tours List – Big Apple Fanatics Tours Tour Calendar Our Tours Offered by Big Apple Fanatics Tours Union Square Governors Island Private Tour Greenwich Village All Tours Are Available for Private Tours, 1-50 guests. Contact Us to book a private tour. Dorothy Parker Tour Dorothy Parker’s Upper West Side One of New York’s greatest pers...

10/14/2021

Just finished “Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age” by Debby Applegate (Doubleday). I’m sad it’s over because I waited 14 years for it. Knocked me out. So good, such color & detail, rich storytelling & secrets shared. www.debbyapplegate.com

Photos from Kevin C. Fitzpatrick's post 10/04/2021

Here for the rededicating of the only Coast Guard sculpture in New York

10/03/2021

Sat Nov 13 2pm is my walking tour “WWI Veterans of Woodlawn Cemetery” get advance tix here https://woodlawnconservancy.givecloud.co/product/WW1Veterans/november-13-2021-world-war-i-veterans-of-woodlawn

09/27/2021

NYC history buffs *don't miss* this: Friday, 10/1, 7:00 pm ET, There's Nothing Like Liberty: The Marx Brothers and America, the sequel to last year's Home Again: The and New York City! From Noah Diamond! FREE! http://theresnothinglikeliberty.com

09/20/2021

Sunday, Sept. 26, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. is my trolley tour of Woodlawn Cemetery: Dorothy Parker and the Newsmakers of New York. Get tickets here, it is booking up. https://www.woodlawn.org/conservancy/tours-events/

09/09/2021

A Helluva Life

Want to buy a Tony Award or original Al Hirschfeld drawing? Here’s your opportunity…

08/04/2021

Rediscovering New York

I had a great time tonight on Rediscovering NYC and I got to be on with a fellow tour guide friend, Robert Brenner. Check it out as I talk about Civil War and WWI spies in NYC! https://fb.watch/79FAZn4dUB/

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Paperback edition of The Algonquin Round Table New York
Dorothy Parker Complete Broadway
Video update on correspondence files
Governors Island WWI Parade & Ceremony
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