A Parody Outline of History by Donald Ogden Stewart

By Donald Ogden Stewart

Donald Ogden Stewart (1894-1980) used to be an American writer and screenwriter. He graduated from Yale collage in 1916 and used to be within the Naval Reserves in global struggle I. After the warfare he began to write and located good fortune with A Parody define of heritage (1921), a satire of the description of heritage (1920) via H. G. Wells. This led him to joining the Algonquin around desk. round that point a chum of his received him drawn to theatre and he grew to become a famous playwright on Broadway within the Nineteen Twenties. In 1924, he wrote Mr. and Mrs. Haddock in another country for the publishing condominium George H. Doran. It was once a snarky ship up of the gruesome American vacationer. He took an interest in adapting a few of his performs to movie, yet on first coming into Hollywood he needed to adapt the performs of others as his personal have been at the start shelved. As international warfare II approached, he turned a member of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, which, throughout the moment pink Scare, used to be suspected of being a Communist entrance. His different works contain: ideal habit: A Parody define of Etiquette (1922), The loopy idiot (1925), Father William (1929) and Rebound (1930).

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Philip watched his son George blow out the twelve candles on his birthday cake. ” He pointed to the portrait of Philip's father in uniform which hung in the dining room. “Of course you can, dear,” said his mother. “But you must be a brave boy”. ” This from little Mary between mouthfuls of cake. “Yes, Mary,” Philip answered. ” “Of course he was,” said George. ” Mrs. Custer looked up at the portrait of her distinguished father-in-law. “You know Philip, I think it must be quite nice to be able to paint a picture like that.

But on her eighteenth birthday, her parents had passed on to the Great Beyond and the heartbroken Ella had come East to live with Mrs. Montgomery, her aunt in Jersey City. This lady, being socially prominent in New York's “four hundred”, was of course quite ambitious that her pretty little niece from the West should also enter society. For the last three months, therefore, Ella had been feted at all the better class homes in New York and Jersey City, and as Mrs. van der Griff, the Fifth Avenue social leader, was in the same set as Ella's aunt, it was only natural that when making out her list of guests for the dinner in honor of General Grant she should include the beautiful niece of her friend.

It was Mrs. Rhinelander, a social leader, and her daughter Geraldine, together with the Rev. Dr. Gedney, pastor of an exclusive Fifth Avenue church. “What common looking people,” said Mrs. Rhinelander, surveying the crowd aristocratically with her lorgnette. ” replied the clergyman with a condescending glance which ill befit his clerical garb. “I'm glad you don't have people like that dans votre eglise, Dr. Gedney,” said young Geraldine, who thought it was “smart” to display her proficiency in the stylish French tongue.

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