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That's what she was. Oh, what fangs. George Oppenheimer
wrote a play called “Here Today” which was about Dorothy Parker,
and I took her the opening night. She wriggled in her seat
muttering with rage at the caricature of herself. Backstage
at the end of the play she threw her arms around George and
said, “Oh, you caught me so perfectly! It was absolutely wonderful!
How did you do it?" She had been threatening to kill him
all during the show. That's the way she was all through her
life. She was a very dangerous woman.
This is what I wanted to get. I don't think the modern-day
generation knows this about her.
Sherwood I fell in love with the day I met him and stayed
in love with till the day he died.
Can you describe him at all?
Yes. He was about six foot eight. He was a great big
gangling man and spoke very slowly, too, and very serious,
but with a humor that was simply superb. He always looked at
you very solemnly. Underneath he was one of the most charming,
generous men. A giant!
Was he ever generous to you? Is there any one incident
you could tell?
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