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Paul Haggard: Letter from Alexander Woollcott: 1938.

"All the things I like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening." Alexander Woollcott was by the 1920s the highest paid film critic. He was a humorist and one of the founders of the "Algonquin Round table". This now infamous group of people began when wartime friends Franklin P. Adams, Harold Ross, Heywood Broun, and Alexander Woollcott began meeting for daily lunches at the Algonquin Hotel. During a radio show (a round table discussion with four others on Hitlerism), Woollcott suffered a heart attack at 7:15 p.m. and died in hospital four hours later.


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