Posted by Jason Diamond On January 1st, F Scott Fitzgerald’s copyright on his body of work expired. Will somebody use that as a chance to create a new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Jane Slayre? It seems unlikely, says Daniel Morgan at Monocle. Update: The New York Times gives a pre-defense of Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby film
“The following day, as Scott ate a candy bar and made notes in his newly arrived Princeton Alumni Weekly, Ms. Graham saw him jump from his armchair, grab the mantelpiece, gasp, and fall to the floor. She ran to the manager of the building, Harry Culver, founder of Culver City. Upon entering the apartment and assisting Scott, he stated, “I’m afraid he’s dead.” Fitzgerald died of a massive heart attack. His body was removed to the Pierce Brothers Mortuary.”
Thanks to our pals at Lit Drift for this.
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