Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Happy 119th B-Day Dorothy Parker - Even Though You NEVER Said Los Angeles Was 72 Suburbs in Search of a City

On Dorothy Parker's 119th birthday today, the web is alive with one of her most famous quotes - Los Angeles is 72 suburbs in search of a city.

Except - she never said any such thing.  In fact - the quote was never even attributed to her until AFTER her death.  The real quote is - "Los Angeles is seven cities of search of a city" and it was said by her long time Friend Alexander Woollcott in his best selling book "While Rome Burns" in 1934.

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