Dorothy Parker Book Release & Cocktail Party

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The Los Angeles Chapter of the Dorothy Parker Society hosts a cocktail reception at Invention, the bar at the historic Los Angeles Athletic Club, toasting the publication of Kevin Fitzpatrick’s new book, Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide.

Fitzpatrick is president of The Dorothy Parker Society in New York. He will talk about Prohibition, Speakeasy Culture and Hollywood’s golden age when Mrs. Parker was a screenwriter. Attendees can enjoy staged readings of Mrs. Parker’s poems and sip vintage cocktails made with Dorothy Parker American Gin, provided by the New York Distilling Company. You are encouraged to come in vintage dress to get in the spirit of the era, but if wearing modern attire, please note the smart casual dress code.

About the book: A bar book for Dorothy Parker enthusiasts and literary tipplers alike, Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide (Lyons Press, Nov. 2013) offers a unique take on Mrs. Parker. Each entry of this delicious compendium offers a fascinating and lively background of a period cocktail, its ingredients and the characters associated with it. The book also features a special selection of twenty-first century speakeasy-style recipes from top mixologists from across the country, including Downtown’s own Edison. A complete recipe with detailed instructions forms the centerpiece of each entry, and topping it off are illuminating excerpts from Mrs. Parker’s poems, stories and other writings that will allow you to enjoy her world from the speakeasies of New York City to the watering holes of Hollywood. The author will also be signing books available for purchase.