"But I shall stay the way I am," she wrote in 1925. "Because I do not give a damn." In consequence, partly, of her non-damn donation policy, her end wasn't as sweet as it might have been.
bendy: Here's another fascinating story about Parker and Hellman. Apparently Hellman had also been granted executorship of Daishell Hammett's estate and was frustrated because she thought that both Hammett and Parker owed her something.
"A short time later came Lillian, just back from a trip to the Soviet Union, who immediately took charge of arrangements.... The following day, despite Parker's express wish for "no funeral services, formal or informal," she was on show at Campbell's, decked out in the Coopers' brocade caftan.
"That goddamn bitch Dorothy Parker. . . . You won't believe what she's done. I paid her hotel bill at the Volney for years, kept her in booze, paid for her suicide attempts—all on the promise that when she died, she would leave me the rights to her writing....
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