Robert C. Benchley,
America’s greatest humorist, was famous for being one of the
members of the Algonquin Round Table and for writing hysterical
pieces for Vanity Fair, Life, and many other
Benchley was the Drama
Critic for Life for years and Benchley's reviews of plays
were required reading for the New York theater public. Robert
Benchley went on to
make many movies, with a list of Hollywood stars that no one
else could claim, and was known for his books of short hilarious
What most people
do not realize is that Robert Benchley, and the most famous and
talented writers in the 20th country, also wrote for The Detroit
Athletic Club News, the monthly house organ for members of
that legendary auto and advertising club.
years the Detroit Athletic Club News brought to its readers, who were and
are the leaders of American industry and commerce, not only Club
doings in athletics and the arts, but writers who dominated the
scene in plays, novels, humor, news journals and articles.
Perhaps the most
beloved Detroit Athletic Club News writer was Robert Benchley, commentator
on the impedimenta of daily life.
Now, for the first time, Robert Benchley’s articles
written for the Detroit Athletic Club News are available to the public.
Presenting: The Athletic
105 Exercises from the Detroit Athletic Club News
These articles, in
their original presentation and with the original artwork,
sure to recruit new fans for Robert C. Benchley's humor - the "Master of Nonsense".
Famous Robert Benchley pieces in
their original form are here, along with articles that have never
before been seen outside the membership of the Detroit Athletic
Table of Contents includes:
WHAT TO DO WHILE
THE FAMILY IS AWAY
WELCOME HOME-AND SHUT UP
NEW THINGS IN THE THEATER (JUST ABOUT THE SAME, THANK YOU)
HOW TO WATCH FOOTBALL
HERE COME THE CHILDREN
A CHEERY LOOK BACKWARD IN RETROSPECT
A MIDWINTER SPORT CARNIVAL
THE SHAKESPEARE SEASON
THE LURE OF THE ROD
THE CHURCH SUPPER
SOMETHING NEW IN SUMMER WEAR
STARTING THE FURNACE
IN SUNNY LAS LOS
And the ever
popular UNCLE EDITH STORIES
Each of Robert
Benchley's articles is
presented in its original format, with illustrations from the
day's most popular illustrators, including: Rea Irvin, Burt
Thomas, Ralph Barton, Herb Roth, R. F. Heinrich, Constantine Aladjalov, Don Herald and the incomparable Gluyas Willams.
The "Father of
Typifying the rise of sophisticated humor (the transition from
pie-in-the-face gags to the use of nonsense words), Robert
Benchley's humor has long been enjoyed and revered.
In fact, Benchley’s pieces have
become the foundation for generations of comics, writers and
Pulitzer Prize winners (Dave Barry), Academy
Award winners (Woody Allen), Avery Hopwood winners and television
and movie writers all hail Robert Benchley as the Father of
Nonsense for its own sake.
Benchley is heralded as the inventor of the Rant against all
things inanimate and a man dedicated to letting the air out of
the tires of the pompous, while keeping a watchful eye on his
Now, 105 of
Robert Benchley's essays, written from 1920 - 1933 and reprinted in their original format, are available in Glendower Media's
The Athletic Benchley, 105
Exercises from the Detroit Athletic Club News
The Athletic Benchley is
available in both hard and soft cover editions.
Order now and receive your copy of this historically important yet
lighthearted book of Robert Benchley's humor.
Some of these articles have
never been seen except by Detroit Athletic Club members.
Some were modified to appear in
Robert Benchley's books.
Now, for the
first time, the original versions
of 105 of
Robert Benchley's Detroit Athletic Club News articles
- with the original
are available in book form.
THE ATHLETIC BENCHLEY
from the Detroit Athletic Club News
8 1/2" x 11"
Ken Voyles, current editor of the DAC News
from the DAC news
Donald Ogden Stewart and Don Herold about Robert
from DAC News columns, like Heard in the Lobby
and We Nominate for Our Own Hall of Fame, that mention Robert Benchley
how to join the Robert Benchley society
Plus . . .
Be among the
first 500 people to purchase The Athletic Benchley
and receive a free copy of the 2009 Benchley Award
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"Love stories wrapped up like a valentine
into one long,
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Tasca's work has
appeared in humor publications in the U.S., Canada and
Lub Dub is his 4th novel.
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"Way to go.
Another generation gets to discover SOB (Sweet Old
Digby, 2005 Robert Benchley Award Winner