1. 60secondrecap.com "The Great Gatsby" was originally a commerical failure! 2. mightymarkup.com / Via huffingtonpost.com "The Great Gatsby" was not the original title of the book. The possible titles were Gatsby, Among Ash-Heaps and Millionaires, Trimalchio, Trimalchio in West Egg, On the Road to West Egg, Under the Red, White and Blue, Gold-Hatted Gatsby or The High-Bouncing Lover. 3. denverpost.com In "The Great Gatsby", Gatsby is never referred to wearing dark colors around Daisy. Why is that? 4. articles.chicagotribune.com Several "Gatsby" characters were based off of real people. Ginevra King, an American socialite and debutante, was the inspiration for Daisy Buchanan as well as several others. Edith Cummings, coined "The Fairway Flapper", was the inspiration behind Jordan Baker and Arnold Rothstein, the man responsible for 1919 Black Sox scandal, was the muse for Meyer Wolfsheim. 5. oldfloridabookstore.blogspot.com F. Scott Fitzgerald was named after his cousin, Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to the "Star Spangled Banner". 6. en.wikipedia.org / Via The Far Side of Paradise: a Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Arthur Mizener Fitzgerald was so impressed by the original art deco cover for THE GREAT GATSBY that he rewrote parts of the novel to suit the artwork. 7. cotedazurcollection.co.uk / Via The Observer Despite THE GREAT GATSBY being the quintessential American novel, it was mostly written while Fitzgerald was residing on the Riviera in the South of France and revisions were said to take place in Rome. 8. popsugar.com It is believed that Gatsby set up Nick Carraway's bondsman job as well as his living situation ultimately to win Daisy's heart back. He is referred to as "the other one" in conversation between Gatsby and Meyer Wolfsheim. 9. esquire.com F. Scott Fitzgerald's final royalty check for "The Great Gatsby", before he passed away was $13.13! 10. Marc A. Hermann -- marchermann.com / Via heightsplayers.org "The Great Gatsby" was adapted into a stage play by Simon Levy. It is currently having its New York Premiere at The Heights Players in Brooklyn Heights. Please visit us for our final weekend. Friday September 19 - Sunday September 21. Fridays and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit our website, www.heightsplayers.org for more details!