Quotation by Dorothy Parker

Out in Hollywood, where the streets are paved with Goldwyn, the word "sophisticate" means, very simply, "obscene." A sophisticated story is a dirty story. Some of that meaning was wafted eastward and got itself mixed up into the present definition. So that a "sophisticate" means: one who dwells in a tower made of a DuPont substitute for ivory and holds a glass of flat champagne in one hand and an album of dirty post cards in the other.
Dorothy Parker (1893–1967), U.S. author and humorist. As quoted in You Might as Well Live, part 3, ch. 6, by John Keats (1970).

From a speech given in 1939 to the left-wing Congress of American Voters: "Sophisticated Verse and the Hell With It." Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974) was a movie producer.
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