Thursday, September 22, 2022

Tales of the Jazz Age 100 -- September 22, 2022

New York Herald, 24-September-1922

F Scott Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age, made its debut 100 years ago today, on 22-September-1922. The image in the ad is from John Held, Jr's design for the dust jacket. While several stories from his first collection, Flappers and Philosophers, had been made into movies, not as many stories from this collection were adapted for film or television.

In 1963, a now-lost BBC series called Teletale presented "The Camel's Back."  

"The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," which I always thought was a little clunky, was adapted by Kraft Theater a cheesy (sorry) anthology series on NBC in 1955. I also remember a radio adaption.

In 2008 "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was made into a feature film which I have not yet seen. It was directed by David Fincher. 

I find that I can't remember some of the stories in the collection at all. 

Moving Picture World, 23-September-1922

Warner Brothers promoted their planned adaption of Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and Damned. I need to read that again.

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