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Gershwin composing "Rhapsody in Blue" in an illustrated for the John Hancock insurance company in 1958.

The Birth of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’

On the 90th anniversary of Gershwin’s masterpiece, it’s hard to believe that it was created so haphazardly–composed in one month, not even complete, with just a week for the parts to be orchestrated and rehearsed. ... More
Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker in the Post

After being fired from Vanity Fair, Dorothy Parker began freelancing her humor. The Post was one of the magazines that recognized her skills and published her works. ... More