Chips off the Old Benchley by Robert Benchley, introduction by Frank Sullivan, illustrated by Gluyas Williams, 1949
Robert Charles Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from New York City and his peers at the Algonquin Round Table to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry.
Benchley is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker, where his essays, whether topical or absurdist, influenced many modern humorists. This book is a collection of his essays.
- 1949 copy of Chips off the Old Benchley by Robert Benchley
- includes an introduction by Frank Sullivan
- illustrated by Gluyas Williams
- hardcover, no dust jacket
- some fading of the title on the spine and a spot of discoloration on the front cover, though overall great condition