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Don Marquis Weekend
May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm| Free
Come and learn more about New York Hall of Fame Member Don Marquis. He was was a newspaper columnist, humorist, poet, playwright and author of about 35 books of which the best known are books of humorous poetry about Archy the cockroach and Mehitabel the cat. Don’s work appeared regularly in the New York Sun and the Saturday Evening Post, among other places. Though largely forgotten today, in his time Don Marquis was often described as America’s most popular and best-loved columnist, playwright, humorist and author. Don Marquis Weekend will feature rare photographs, letters, clippings, movie posters, and books – all of his best. We also plan to show several movies — “The Cruise of the Jasper B” (1926, silent), “Good Old Soak” (1937) and “Shinbone Alley” (1971, animated).
This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Vision Grant.