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F. Scott Fitzgerald dead, but not forgotten

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American author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, and daughter, Scotty, in their Paris apartment in 1926. Fitzgerald lived in Paris as an expatriate during part of the period he christened "the Jazz Age."

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Leonardo DiCaprio, left, as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan, as Daisy Buchanan and Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby."

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Has-beens in Hollywood usually stay that way. Yet one writer who died there nearly forgotten 73 years ago had one of the most remarkable posthumous revivals in literary history. F. Scott Fitzgerald is back on the big-screen with Leonardo DiCaprio and director Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," a story adapted for film and television more than half a dozen times since the silent-movie era, when it was published to scant sales in 1925.
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    • American author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, and daughter, Scotty, in their Paris apartment in 1926. Fitzgerald lived in Paris as an expatriate during part of the period he christened “the Jazz Age.”
    • Leonardo DiCaprio, left, as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan, as Daisy Buchanan and Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan in “The Great Gatsby.”
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