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Documentaries on the 1920's

Wonderful Nonsense: The Algonquin Round Table

The Algonquin Round Table was a celebrated group of New York City writers, critics, actors and wits who met daily for lunch to engaged in wisecracks, wordplay and witticisms that, through the newspaper columns of Round Table members, were disseminated across the country. In its ten years of association the organization included many influential names in early twentieth century America. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, academics and historians.. Supplementary short issued with: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. 2007. 26 min.

[Benchley, Robert] Robert Benchley and the Knights of the Algonquin

This special collection of rare short films pays homage to the great American satirist Robert Benchley and two other witty literati who shared his company at the Hotel Algonquin's legendary round table and personified the sophisticated literary scene of New York in the 1920's and 1930's. Contents: The witness / directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner (1941) -- The trouble with husbands / directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner (1940) -- The man's angle / directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner (1942)-- Mr.

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