Sparkling parties and dazzling dancers. The Roaring Twenties in full swing. Everything seemed possible with modern technology and everything that was old was new again! If you can't get enough of Jay Gatsby or Nick Carraway look no further!
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald (2004)
The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby plays host to lavish parties on Long Island, all in the hope of gaining the attention of his long-time love and obsession Daisy Buchanan. Taking place in the 1920s, a time when gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature. Recommended for Ages 15+.
The Great Gatsby
Midnight in Manhattan
A documentary about the life and times of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby. Produced to celebrate the 75th Anniversary publication of the novel, the documentary explores the turbulent lives of the Jazz Age Social Set.
The Great Gatsby
Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film
Music CD (2013)
The soundtrack includes new and compilation music by Fergie, Lana Del Rey, Florence and the Machine, Jay-Z, Nero, The xx, will.i.am. Beyoncé Knowles, André 3000, and so many more. All with a 1920s feel.
Jillian Larkin (2010)
Doesn’t every girl want what she can’t have? Gloria Carmody certainly does. She wants the flapper lifestyle, the bobbed hair, the cigarettes, and the intoxicating music that go with it. Recommended for Ages 12+. First in a Three Part Series.
Bright Young Things
Anna Godbersen (2010)
In the spring of 1929, 18-year-old Cordelia Grey and her stage-struck friend Letty Larkspur run away from their small Ohio town to seek their fortunes in New York City, and soon find themselves drawn into situations and relationships, particularly with the dazzling Astrid Donal, that change their lives forever. Recommended for Ages 15+.
Fashions of a Decade
Jacqueline Herald (1991)
From the gaudy to the austere, from the shocking to the sublime, Fashions of a Decade chronicles the modern world's continual desire to express itself -- and to mold itself -- through fashion.
New York, Empire City
David Stravitz (2004)
New York City between the wars comes gloriously to life in this fascinating collection of 100 historical photographs of its notable streetscapes and landmarks.
The Sacred and Profance Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
Evelyn Waugh (2011)
The Brideshead estate and a baroque castle that recalls England's prior standing in the world. Ryder falls for Flyte's sister while families, politics and religions collide. Recommended for Age 15+.
Jillian Larkin (2012)
Gloria Carmody, is hiding a deadly secret while living among socialites at Forrest Hamilton's Long Island villa. Second in The Flapper Series. Recommended for Ages 12+.
The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger (2001)
Native New Yorker, Holden Caulfield leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. Alone in an uncaring city, his already fragile psyche begins to unravel. Recommended for Ages 14+.
Following the Bohemian revolution into the Paris underworld, Christian finds inspiration and love at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers. Rated PG-13.
Midnight in Paris
Screenwriter Gil Pender is on holiday in Paris with his materialistic fiancée and her overbearing parents. How does he cope? Every night at midnight Gil travels back in time, where he meets F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald who introduce him to other famous writers, poets, and artists who help him with his writing and with his love life. Rated PG-13.
The Reluctant Heiress
Eva Ibbotson (2009)
Tessa, heiress to a crumbling castle in 1920s Austria, counts her penniless state as a blessing. Able to concentrate on her love of the arts, cleverly discussing her royal lineage and revel in her job as the under-wardrobe mistress in the Viennese opera company. Recommended for Ages 12+.