Celebrated New Yorker theater critic, columnist, actor and Algonquin wit Robert Benchley (1889 – 1945) was interviewed for Stage Magazine and photographed by theater shutter-bug Ben Pinchot:
"Mr. Benchley, who looks exactly like the Gluyas Williams' cartoons of him (above), sits all day in the delightful, cluttered gloom of his rooms at the Royalton, and reads his papers. He likes that. Sometimes he writes digests of the news which The New Yorker calls 'The Wayward Press' and signs them Guy Fawkes for some quaint reason..."
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