Multcolib Picks: While You Wait for...The Great Gatsby

Tales of the Jazz Age
Tales of the Jazz Age Stories By Fitzgerald, F. Scott Book - 2010 FICTION FITZGERAL 2010 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:These imaginative stories of flappers and lost men are a perfect complement to The Great Gatsby and show Fitzgerald honing his voice as the spokesman of the Jazz Age.

Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin
Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin Writers Running Wild in the Twenties By Meade, Marion Book - 2004 810.99287 M481b 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Capturing the jazz rhythms and desperate gaiety that defined the era, Meade gives us Parker, Fitzgerald, Millay, and Ferber, traces the intersections of their lives, and describes the men (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, Harold Ross, and Robert Benchley) who influenced them, loved them, and sometimes betrayed them.

Superzelda The Graphic Life of Zelda Fitzgerald By Lo Porto, Tiziana Book - 2013 GN 920 FITZGERAL 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Dancer, painter, writer, muse, passionate lover, and freethinker, Zelda Fitzgerald is one of the most iconic figures of the Jazz Age.

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle DVD - 2006 DVD Drama MRS Available in some locations

Annotation:This 1994 film stars Jennifer Jason Leigh in a sharp and tragicomic portrayal of Dorothy Parker during the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table.

The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader Book - 1994 810.8089 P839 Available in some locations

Annotation:This volume offers a fresh and brilliant portrait of African American art and culture in the 1920s, including the poetry and prose of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, W. E. B. Du Bois, , James Weldon Johnson, and others.

Hot Fives and Sevens
Hot Fives and Sevens By Armstrong, Louis Music CD - 2002? CD Jazz ARMSTRONG Available in some locations

Annotation:Between 1925 and 1929, Louis Armstrong created one of the first great bodies of work in jazz, beginning his career as a leader with the first all-star studio group in jazz, the Hot Five. -Stuart Broomer

The Cotton Club
The Cotton Club DVD - 2001 DVD Drama COTTON All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Welcome to The Cotton Club. Where Crime Lords rub elbows with the rich and famous. Where deals are made, lives are traded. And the legends of jazz light up the night. -- Gregory Hines, Richard Gere and the jazz classics of the era star in this Coppola film.

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Thoroughly Modern Millie DVD - 2003 DVD Musicals THOROUGHL All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 3 copies

Annotation:"Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers. " Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore star in the 1967 film of the famous musical.

Only Yesterday
Only Yesterday An Informal History of the 1920's By Allen, Frederick Lewis Book - 1997 973.91 A425o 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this classic work, published in 1931, Allen traces, with a humorous touch, the currents in national life and thought which are the essence of true history.

Last Call
Last Call The Rise and Fall of Prohibition By Okrent, Daniel Book - 2010 363.41 O418L 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America's most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America's favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages. -- Syndetics™

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The new film version of The Great Gatsby (directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan) is sure to be a wild feast for the eyes and ears. While you're waiting to see the film, why not explore the exciting range of art, music, literature and lives in the Roaring Twenties, along with some other film versions of the period?