Re: RARA-AVIS: Marijane Meaker and Patricia Highsmith

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 01 Sep 2003

miker wrote:

"Meaker says she hung out at the Algonquins bar in New York, a place popular with the Gold Medal crowd."

The Algonquin was popular with the Gold Medal writers? I thought it catered to a more literary crowd. Isn't that where "Mrs Parker and her Vicious Circle" (as the Alan Rudolph film called them) held court? Sure, that was a bit earlier, but I still find it surprising that the disreputable paperback writers would be welcome there, or want to be. Then again, they probably drank enough that any bar would welcome their money and patronize their patronage.


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