Quote: Let=?windows-1252?Q?=92s_?=all go to see Miss Hepburn and hear her run the gamut of emotions from A to B! (Jan 6, 1934)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 27 18:58:41 UTC 2013

In 1935 Columnist O. O. McIntyre, gave a hint about the location of
the precursor to Dorothy Parker's remark:

[ref] 1935 April 25, North Adams Transcript, Day by Day With O. O.
McIntyre, Quote Page 4, Column 7, Adams, Massachusetts.

[Begin excerpt]
Then there is Mrs. Parker's reputed riposte for Miss Hepburn: "She
runs the gamut of emotions from A to B. "One daubts somehow Mrs.
Parker would claim it for its variant appears in an early '80
Hosteller's almanac. Further the art of repartee, oddly enough, is not
confined entirely to the Algonquin dining room.
[End excerpt]


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