Robert Benchley (1889 - 1945) drama critic, humorist and actor. Upon graduating from from college (1912) he began his career writing for a number of New York papers. At the time this witty anthropological study of Greenwich Village wildlife was printed, Benchley was serving as a contributing editor for Conde Nast's 'Vanity Fair'.
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