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First Look at Official Photos From The Great Gatsby

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Two official promotional stills from The Great Gatsby have been released by Warner Bros. Featuring Carey Mulligan (Daisy), Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby) and Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway) and of course our very own Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan.

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Prohibition in the United States

Prohibition in the United States was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, in place from 1920 to 1933.[1] The dry movement was led by rural Protestants in both political parties, and was coordinated by the Anti-Saloon League. The ban was mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and the Volstead Act set down the rules for enforcing the ban and defined the types of alcoholic beverages that were prohibited. Private ownership and consumption of alcohol was not made illegal. Prohibition ended with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, on December 5, 1933.

The introduction of alcohol prohibition and its subsequent enforcement in law was a hotly debated issue. The contemporary prohibitionists presented it as a victory for public morals and health, but once the laws were passed they did little to help enforce them. The consumption of alcohol overall went down by half in the 1920s; and it remained below pre-Prohibition levels until the 1940s.[2]

Anti-prohibitionists ("wets") criticized the alcohol ban as an intrusion of mainly rural Protestant ideals on a central aspect of urban, immigrant and Catholic everyday life. Effective enforcement of the alcohol ban during the Prohibition Era proved to be very difficult and led to widespread flouting of the law. The lack of a solid popular consensus for the ban resulted in the growth of vast criminal organizations, including the modern American Mafia, and various other criminal cliques. Widespread disregard of the law also generated rampant corruption among politicians and within police forces.

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Fabulous Fashion & Style of the 1920s-1930s

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retrowunderland: The fabulous fashion & style of the Harlem Renaissance, c.1920s-1930s (retrowunderland:
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Fashion News: Gucci goes Gatsby for Milan Fashion Week

Fashion News: Gucci goes Gatsby for Milan Fashion Week | Ms. Li's ENG4UE | Scoop.it
Gucci showed clothes that seemed inspired by "The Great Gatsby" as Milan Fashion Week started Wednesday.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret of Great Writing

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"Nothing any good isn’t hard."

What is the secret of great writing? For David Foster Wallace, it was about fun. For Henry Miller, about ("F.
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Jay-Z Confirmed To Score The Great Gatsby

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When it comes to the latest Baz Luhrmann production, one never knows quite what to expect in terms of the soundtrack. Proving he's hard at work to hit the

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THE GREAT GATSBY- WHAT'LL I DO (Song Written by Irving Berlin 1923)

By Irving Berlin 1923. From the 1974 movie, "The Great Gatsby" with Robert Redford . Music composed by The Nelson Riddle Orchestra from the Sountrack to the ...
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I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick of Time - Bon Iver Meanings

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What is the meaning to I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick of Time?Bon Iver I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick of Time lyrics. Bon Iver I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick of Time meanings. I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick of Time meanings.

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This song fits gatsby so well because it talks about how he cant force a girl to love him, but he knows she does, or at least thinks so. In one line the artist says "i'll close my eyes then i won't see, the love you dont feel when youre holding me." I believe this is how Gatsby felt about Daisy with that he always wanted her love and he believed it was there because she was with him again. when he closes his eyes he can picture how it use to be and forget that she now has a new life and doesnt know if she really loves him. there is so much confusion between them and everyone in the book with this crazy thing called love. That is why i chose this song because it shows you that some people want a wish for this love and almost waste away their life by not moving forward in their lives and trying to find a better truer happiness.

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Great Gatsby first edition jacket

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The Book Tryst blog explains why the dust jacket of The Great Gatsby first edition is so treasured.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.[1] Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, his most famous, The Great Gatsby and what is now considered his true masterpiece, Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.

The Great Gatsby has been the basis for numerous films of the same name, spanning nearly 90 years; 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, and an upcoming 2013 adaptation. In 1958 his life from 1937–1940 was dramatized in Beloved Infidel.

Born in 1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to an upper middle class Irish Catholic family, Fitzgerald was named after his famous second cousin, three times removed, Francis Scott Key,[2] but was referred to as "Scott." He was also named after his deceased sister, Louise Scott,[3] one of two sisters who died shortly before his birth. "Well, three months before I was born," he wrote as an adult, "my mother lost her other two children....I think I started then to be a writer.".[4] His parents were Mollie (McQuillan) and Edward Fitzgerald.[5]

RT @livebrary: Sept.24,1896: "Great Gatsby" author F.

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The Great Gatsby Trailer 2013 Movie - Official [HD]

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The Great Gatsby trailer 2013 - Official movie trailer in HD - starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, Amitabh Bachchan - from the mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann.

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