American Masters: Season 2, Episode 9

The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table (28 Sep. 1987)

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Profile of the group of writers and humorists who formed lasting friendships and collaborations centered on their daily lunches at New York City's Algonquin Hotel through the 1920s, which ... See full summary »

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Profile of the group of writers and humorists who formed lasting friendships and collaborations centered on their daily lunches at New York City's Algonquin Hotel through the 1920s, which led to scathing satire of cultural and social trends of the Roaring '20s. Their conflicts and romances are explored, with central figures including Dorothy Parker and Alexander Woollcott. As the decade progressed, they increasingly found themselves drawn apart by literary ambitions, as well as by social issues including the Sacco and Vanzetti case. Written by scgary66

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24 September 2003 | by (Coastal Florida) – See all my reviews

This little film is simply a delight. I don't think it's available commercially, but has been shown on TV. I taped it back in 1992, and my copy is almost used up. One of the best documentaries ever filmed. Really, really very good.


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