On the Blog:
Maybe you’ve heard of the 1954 album “archy and mehitabel: a back-alley opera,” starring Carol Channing and Eddie Bracken, and maybe you even have that classic album (or CD or digital download). But I bet you’ve never seen the publicity photos that accompanied the album’s release. Click for more.
“The Wooden Indian’s Story” is more silliness from the past — a comic poem from January 1910, when Don was trying to settle into his new life in New York City and would write practically anything for a few extra dollars. Click for more.
Don’s story of “moister oysters” is a bit of inspired lunacy that was first published 100 years ago and is now making its second appearance — online! Click for more.
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This website celebrates the life and writings of Don Marquis, a New York newspaper columnist, humorist, poet, playwright and short-story writer in the early decades of the last century. He won early fame as the chronicler of the Old Soak, a pickled foe of Prohibition, and lasting fame as the beloved “boss” of a cockroach wise beyond his years and an alley cat dancing through her ninth life: the immortal Archy and Mehitabel.
DonMarquis.com holds the largest collection of Marquis material anywhere outside of a library (a really big library), including sketches, poems and photos that haven’t been published in 100 years. Read and enjoy and explore. Click on the pics to see larger images, and click on the links for rich content elsewhere. And if you have a story to tell, or you don’t see your favorite Archy sketch here, please send email.