By D. Schwarz
Damon Runyon's recognition and significance in shaping Amer-ican pop culture in the course of the first half the 20th century can hardly ever be exaggerated. In energetic and exuberant chapters that come with a breathtaking view of latest York urban among the realm Wars-with an emphasis at the city's colourful nightlife-Schwarz examines nearly each part of Runyon's occupation, from sports-writer, day-by-day columnist, trial re-porter, and Hollywood determine to the writer of the nonetheless commonly learn brief tales that have been the resource of the Broad-way hit men and Dolls. whereas studying Runyon's high-spirited paintings by way of ancient contexts, pop culture, and of the altering functionality of the media, Schwarz argues that during his columns and tales Runyon was once an essential determine in developing our public photographs of latest York urban tradition, inclu-ding our curiosity within the demimonde and underworld that explains partly the good fortune of The Godfather movies and the Sopranos. As a part of his dialogue of Runyon's artwork and artistry of Runyon's fiction, he skillfully examines the certain language of the Broadway tales often called 'Runyonese' and explains how 'Runyonese' has develop into an adjective describing flamboyant habit.
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Additional info for Broadway Boogie Woogie: Damon Runyon and the Making of New York City Culture
Sloan and Luks influenced Reginald Marsh (1898–1954), who stressed the unsavory and congested aspects of urban life: the public beach, subway, and burlesque halls, especially New York’s popular Gaiety Burlesque. Once a story illustrator, he used the narrative mode in his paintings. In Marsh’s 1930–1933 “(Gaiety) Burlesque (Also Known as Irving Place Burlesque)” he focuses on the sordid spectacle of women undressing for an all male audience; one grinning character, recalling some of Runyon’s mischievous narrators, looks back at us to draw us into the world we are observing.
Thus we can say that the penny newspapers were the parents of the modern American tabloid. In 1919, Joseph Patterson launched the tabloid the Illustrated Daily News, soon known as the Daily News, and Hearst followed in 1924 with the Daily Mirror, which announced it was 90 percent entertainment and 10 percent news and baldly copied the Daily News. A few months prior to the introduction of the Daily Mirror, Bernard Macfadden began another tabloid, The New York Evening Graphic, and recruited Walter Winchell to his staff as a gossip writer—a position which is that of the ultimate voyeur and spectator—focusing on illicit romances, births, and other social and political tidbits.
Runyon’s New York is part of our cultural memory. Because of the reach of his writing, he created America’s image of New York and especially Broadway, even more than Al Hirschfeld or the New Yorker or even the New York Times, which was not at the time a national newspaper. Of course there is the actual city and the one he constructed in his columns and fiction—and in the films he wrote and produced—but it is that fictional city most Americans came to know in the era before jet planes and inexpensive air travel.
Broadway Boogie Woogie: Damon Runyon and the Making of New York City Culture by D. Schwarz