|Christian Maher, a fishmonger from Sea Isle City, NJ
||Pamela Stewart, an art historian & college professor from Ann Arbor, MI
||Carter Spires, a law student from Birmingham, AL (1-day total: $26,001)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: FAMOUS HOTELS
Final Jeopardy! clue: The painting seen here, “A Vicious Circle”, hangs in this hotel in the room that’s portrayed in the painting
What is the Algonquin? (Christian said the Chelsea, Carter the Bellagio, and Pamela the Savoy).
Christian 7600 – 7599 = 1
Carter 10200 – 5001 = 5199 (2-day total: $31,200)
Pamela 12000 – 8401 = 3599
The painting is by Natalie Ascencios. From left to right: (back) Robert Benchley, Franklin Pierce Adams, Robert Sherwood, Harpo Marx, Alexander Woolcott, Marc Connelly, Edna Ferber, (front) Dorothy Parker, Harold Ross, George S. Kaufman, Heywood Broun
In the summer of 1919, New York Times drama critic Aleck Woollcott returned from World War I. A lunch party was thrown in the Algonquin’s Pergola Room (now the Oak Room) by approximately twenty-four of Woollcott’s friends, including newspapermen Franklin P. Adams, Heywood Broun, George S. Kaufman, Marc Connelly, and Deems Taylor; actresses Peggy Wood and Margalo Gillmore; magazine writer Margaret Leech; publicists John Peter Toohey and William Murray; and Vanity Fair writers Robert E. Sherwood and Dorothy Parker, along with their managing editor, Robert Benchley. The group returned nearly every day for lunch for the next ten years, outgrowing the Pergola Room and accommodated in the main dining room by Frank Case, who gave them a round table in the Rose Room (now the Round Table Restaurant). According to the Dorothy Parker society, “The ‘Vicious Circle’ is the most celebrated literary group in American Literature,” . In addition to their six-days-a-week, long lunch meetings, the Algonquin Round Table (also known as the Vicious Circle) often met upstairs in the hotel rooms of its members for night-time poker games. At one of these, Harold Ross won enough money to finance and found The New Yorker in 1925.
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