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Turns about Town   By: (1880-1947)

Turns about Town by Robert Cortes Holliday

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TURNS ABOUT TOWN

ROBERT CORTES HOLLIDAY

By ROBERT CORTES HOLLIDAY

TURNS ABOUT TOWN

MEN AND BOOKS AND CITIES

BROOME STREET STRAWS

WALKING STICK PAPERS

PEEPS AT PEOPLE

BOOTH TARKINGTON

THE MEMOIR TO: JOYCE KILMER: POEMS ESSAYS AND LETTERS

TURNS ABOUT TOWN

BY

ROBERT CORTES HOLLIDAY

[Illustration: colophon]

NEW YORK

GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

Copyright, 1921, By George H. Doran Company

Printed in the United States of America

CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING THE DEDICATION OF THIS BOOK TO JOHN BUNKER, ESQRE

The Players, 16 Gramercy Park, New York City, June 10, 1921.

DEAR JOHN:

I am, with your permission, dedicating to you a new book of mine that it, on condition that you help me read the proofs. The book is to be called "Turns About Town." It will be published sometime this autumn.

Ever yours, BOB.

To: John Bunker, Esqre

New York, 521 West 148th Street, June 12, 1921.

DEAR BOB:

You can't intimidate me by any such threat. On the contrary, I think I shall be secretly (and tremendously) pleased. As for the proofs, all I have to say is (in the words of the stage villain), "Produce your proofs!"

Always, dear Bob, Sincerely yours, JOHN.

To: Robert Cortes Holliday, Esqre

FOREWORD

More than half of these pieces were syndicated in a number of American newspapers by The Central Press Association of New York. Several others of them originally appeared in The Bookman . "Literary Lives" has been amplified since it was written for the New York Times as a review of the "Dictionary of National Biography," Second Supplement, Volumes II and III. "Only She Was There" and "Former Tenant of His Room" are reprinted from the New York Evening Post . "The Sexless Camera" was contributed to a magazine called The International . "I Know an Editor" was written at the invitation of a gentleman whose name I cannot recall, and whether or not he ever used it in whatever publication it was with which he was connected I do not know.

I thank all these friends of mine for permitting me to here reprint these articles.

R. C. H.

New York, 1921.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

FOREWORD vii

I THE HOTEL GUEST 13

II A HUMORIST MISFITS AT A MURDER TRIAL 28

III QUEER THING, 'BOUT UNDERTAKERS' SHOPS 36

IV THE HAIRCUT THAT WENT TO MY HEAD 46

V SEEING MR. CHESTERTON 55

VI WHEN IS A GREAT CITY A SMALL VILLAGE? 72

VII THE UNUSUALNESS OF PARISIAN PHILADELPHIA 81

VIII OUR LAST SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT AS A FINE ART 90

IX WRITING IN ROOMS 99

X TAKING THE AIR IN SAN FRANCISCO 115

XI BIDDING MR. CHESTERTON GOOD BYE 124

XII NO SYSTEM AT ALL TO THE HUMAN SYSTEM 141

XIII SEEING THE "SITUATIONS WANTED" SCENE 151

XIV LITERARY LIVES 162

XV SO VERY THEATRICAL 173

XVI OUR STEEPLEJACK OF THE SEVEN ARTS 182

XVII FORMER TENANT OF HIS ROOM 196

XVIII ONLY SHE WAS THERE 205

XIX A HUMORIST'S NOTE BOOK 216

XX INCLUDING STUDIES OF TRAFFIC "COPS" 228

XXI THREE WORDS ABOUT LITERATURE 236

XXII RECOLLECTIONS OF LANDLADIES 242

XXIII AN IDIOSYNCRASY 256

XXIV THE SEXLESS CAMERA 271

XXV I KNOW AN EDITOR 276

XXVI A DIP INTO THE UNDERWORLD 281

XXVII NOSING 'ROUND WASHINGTON 290

XXVIII FAME: A STORY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE 328

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TURNS ABOUT TOWN

CHAPTER I

THE HOTEL GUEST

Some people just go to a hotel (sometimes referred to as "an hotel") and stay awhile and go away again... Continue reading book >>




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