29¢ Dorothy Parker
Issue Date: August 22, 1992
City: West End, NJ
Printed By: J.W. Fergusson & Sons for Stamp Venturers
Printing Method: Photogravure
A short-story writer and poet, Dorothy Parker became the 10th addition to the Literary Arts Series. As a staff writer for The New Yorker, her short stories were so popular that her later books and poetry became instant best sellers.
Parker, a founding member of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, was best known for her wit. Among her more memorable quotes are, “I don’t care what is written about me as long as it isn’t true” and “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.”