Twentieth Century American writers Dorothy Parker and Clare Boothe Luce never got along. Once, when Luce encountered Parker in a doorway, she stepped aside and remarked, “Age before beauty.” Always quick with a comeback, Parker countered, “Pearls before swine”, as she elegantly passed through.
| Clare Boothe Luce in 1932, photo by Carl Van Vechten|
Clare Boothe Luce (March 10, 1903 – October 9, 1987) was an American playwright, editor, journalist, ambassador, socialite and U.S. Congresswoman, representing the state of Connecticut.
“Made a window frame for the upper west window in the hog pen. Very fine mild day.”