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Great Party

WestportREADS' Great Gatsby Party

Mike and Stacy Greenberg

Photographs: Marcia Loga

The Westport Library, normally the perfectly peaceful environment to get some reading done, was transformed into a brassy Jazz-Age speakeasy for the Great Gatsby Party. The shindig was in celebration of WestportREADS—a month-long literary celebration and community reading program of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, were once Westport residents, living on Compo Road. Ladies sported their flapper best: fringe dresses, boas and pearls, while men donned fedoras and pinstripes and bowties. Guests sipped cocktails, nibbled hors d’oeuvres, tried their hands at games of chance and some even gave Josephine Baker a run for her money by dancing the Charleston. The evening was filled with the same carefree attitude of the twenties.