The New Yorker 96th Anniversary Week (Cont’d): A Fake Mock-Up 1st Cover; Audio Of Interest: Dale Kramer, Author of 1951’s “Ross And The New Yorker”

The very first issue of The New Yorker (shown here) was dated February 21, 1925 — exactly 96 years ago today. Many years back while reading Dale Kramer’s Ross And The New Yorker (Doubleday, 1951)* I came across this passage on page 64, talking about that first issue’s cover: “The most inviting feature of the first issue came about by

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Thurber Thursday: James Thurber And Mary Petty

James Thurber And Mary Petty The other day I mentioned Morris Markey’s That’s New York! featuring Johan Bull’s illustrations. Mary Petty’s one and only collection of her work, This Petty Pace  (Knopf, 1945)  isn’t the same animal.  James Thurber had at least two intersections with Ms. Petty’s collection. He not only provided the title (from Macbeth :“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and

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