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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Princeton Triangle Club accountant charged with embezzlement

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A Princeton Triangle Club accountant has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the college theatrical troupe, New Jersey officials said Monday.

Billy Ray writing, set to direct 'Last Tycoon' series for HBO

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Screenwriter Billy Ray is set to write and direct "The Last Tycoon," an HBO drama series set in 1930s Hollywood, Deadline.com reported Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
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'The Great Gatsby' tops video-on-demand chart

'The Great Gatsby' tops video-on-demand chart

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The latest screen incarnation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-era novel "The Great Gatsby" is the No. 1 video-on-demand in the United States, Rentrak announced.
Leonardo DiCaprio says he could relate to Gatsby character

Leonardo DiCaprio says he could relate to Gatsby character

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Having grown up with ambition, but not monetary wealth, actor Leonardo DiCaprio says he can relate to the character he plays in the big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel "The Great Gatsby."
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Kidman, Waltz, Lee join Spielberg on Cannes jury

CANNES, France, April 24 (UPI) -- This year's Cannes International Film Festival jury features Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ang Lee, the organization said Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
By United Press International
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Beyonce, Gotye perform on 'The Great Gatsby' soundtrack

Beyonce, Gotye perform on 'The Great Gatsby' soundtrack

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- The soundtrack for the New York-set Jazz Age movie "The Great Gatsby" will include recordings by Beyonce, Gotye, will.i.am and Jack White.
Jay-Z gets executive producer credit for 'Gatsby'

Jay-Z gets executive producer credit for 'Gatsby'

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- Rapper Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter has been named an executive producer on the upcoming New York-set film, "The Great Gatsby," Warner Bros. said.

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'Bachelor' Sean Lowe proposes to Catherine Giudici ... Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival ... TV's Kelly Osbourne leaves LA hospital after 5-day stay ... Timberlake on feud: 'I absolutely love Kanye' ... News from United Press International.
Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival

Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France, March 12 (UPI) -- Baz Luhrmann's screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby" is to open the Cannes Film Festival in France, officials announced.
Jay-Z, The Bullitts to score 'The Great Gatsby'

Jay-Z, The Bullitts to score 'The Great Gatsby'

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. producer-songwriter The Bullitts says he and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z are penning the music score for director Baz Luhrmann's movie, "The Great Gatsby."

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels, This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night and his most famous, the celebrated classic, The Great Gatsby. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.

Novels such as The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night were made into films, and in 1958 his life from 1937–1940 was dramatized in Beloved Infidel.

Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to an upper middle class Irish Catholic family, Fitzgerald was named after his famous second cousin, three times removed, Francis Scott Key, but was referred to as "Scott". He was also named after his deceased sister, Jean Scott, one of two sisters who died shortly before his birth. He spent 1898–1901 in Syracuse and 1903–1908 in Buffalo, New York, where he attended Nardin Academy. When his father was fired from Procter & Gamble, the family returned to Minnesota, where Fitzgerald attended St. Paul Academy in St. Paul from 1908–1911. His first literary effort, a detective story, was published in a school newspaper when he was 13. When he was 16, he was expelled from St. Paul Academy for neglecting his studies. He attended Newman School, a prep school in Hackensack, New Jersey, in 1911–1912, and entered Princeton University in 1913 as a member of the Class of 1917. There he became friends with future critics and writers Edmund Wilson (Class of 1916) and John Peale Bishop (Class of 1917), and wrote for the Princeton Triangle Club. His absorption in the Triangle—a kind of musical-comedy society—led to his submission of a novel to Charles Scribner's Sons where the editor praised the writing but ultimately rejected the book. He was a member of the University Cottage Club, which still displays Fitzgerald's desk and writing materials in its library. A poor student, Fitzgerald left Princeton to enlist in the US Army during World War I; however, the war ended shortly after Fitzgerald's enlistment.

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