Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Don't Hang Down Your Head, Mr. Dooley
In current days he is perhaps best immortalized with an every day quote ("Your Morning Dooley") at Charles P. Pierce's "Politics" blog at Esquire. Note: I once interviewed Dunne's son, screenwriter Philip Dunne, for my book on Upton Sinclair's amazingly influential race for governor of California in 1934 (Dunne was one of his few Hollywood backers).
Coming tomorrow in print at the NYT, and just posted online, is a tribute from longtimer Sam Roberts, marking the century that has passed since Dooley famously commented on New York City: “This throbbing home of joy never slows down." And more. Personally, I'll take Will Rogers, straight up, but still, a welcome tribute.
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