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Dorothy Parker working on a screenplay in 1936
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The Los Angeles Chapter of the Dorothy Parker Society hosts a cocktail reception for the release of Kevin C. Fitzpatrick's new book "Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide."

Fitzpatrick, who is president of the society in New York, will discuss Prohibition, speakeasy culture and Hollywood's golden age, when Parker worked as a screenwriter. The event will also include staged readings of Parker's poems and vintage cocktails made with Dorothy Parker American Gin. Copies of "Under the Table" will be available for purchase and signing.

Fitzpatrick will also be reading at Book Soup on Dec. 14.