Sunday, May 12, 2013
Celebrate the summer movie release with some of these local tie-ins.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Sunday, May 12
The Great Gatsby is slated to premier on the big screen and it's inspiring people to delve deeper into the story’s history, culture, music, food and drink. Starting with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s grave at St. Mary’s Church in Rockville, there are a number of local places to help you get your Gatsby on, according to The Washington Post. If you venture to Fitzgerald’s gravesite, take note of the epitaph, which reads, “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” This quote is the final line in The Great Gatsby. You can view costumes, set designs, paintings and films from the Gatsby era at the National Gallery of Art’s “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes” exhibit, which opens May 12. Check out some Art Deco …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald had deep ties in Maryland, some of which you can see for yourself.
Don't expect a glittering movie opening of the The Great Gatsby, and its mega stars Leonardio DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, anywhere near The Free State. However, F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the novel that provided the inspiration for the 3D film, was deeply entrenched in the region during his lifetime, with landmarks to his family and his literary works sprinkled from Rockville to Towson. Even if you're not lining up for the premiere Friday, find a little of Gatbsy's Roaring '20s vibe nearby: 1. The Fitzgerald family, F. Scott, his wife Zelda and their daughter Scottie, spent more time in Baltimore than any other place, according to University of Maryland professor emeritus Jackson Bryer. The family lived in Towson and …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The book club is scheduled to meet Jan. 15.
Fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby can come together at Tuesday's adult book club meeting in the Wheaton Library. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. This spring, the famous work of literature is coming to theaters, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character. The release date is May 10, according to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).