Thursday, April 21, 2011

Last Gasp, East Egg

I came across this online at the LA Times.  Apparently they are demolishing the 20,000 square foot
mansion that was said to have been the model for Fitzgerald's novel.  A photographer took a number of evocative shots, that you may enjoy.  Here.  Click for the slide show.

What does this have to do with food?  It made me think of feasts past and feasts future.


  1. I saw it, too. It's as though I have memories of the place and the people who lived there.

  2. Wow. This place was so huge even she-who-will-not-be-named could have squeezed her head through the front door.

  3. I can only imagine F. Scott and Zelda partying here like it was 1999. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald who was born in St. Paul, MN loved a good cocktail and a well prepared steak. He often shared a brandy or two or three or four with another Minnesota-born author who was named Sinclair Lewis. I kinda wish I was there for one of those gatherings. Some times fact is stranger than fiction.

  4. "It makes me sad because I've never seen such - such beautiful shirts before."

  5. S-me too, sniff; Steve, me too, snifter!
    AH: I would say something rock rollingly wry and funny, but I fear it would be the final straw for swwnbn P: I was thinking of you when I posted it--