“They left out the most famous living literary cat”
I doubt Matilda the cat is amongst us anymore, as she would be 18 plus years old now. My guess is there is now a Matilda clone ruling the hallways of the Hotel.
Cats have been at the hotel since 1930. Males are called Hamlet and females Matilda.
The first cat was a stray who wandered in and stayed,
That was Hamlet mark one. Since then all the other felines have been adopted as kittens from one of NYC’s shelters.
the current Matilda is only allowed in the lobby. shame. I bet it was neat to see a cat at the round table on Dorothy Parker or Robert Benchley’s lap.
Meeting Matilda is on my bucket list.