He made the Roaring '20s come alive in numerous novels and created the Flapper Girl. As fans anticipate the release of the fourth film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Great Gatsby, there is renewed interest in the legendary writer's work. Fans will delight in knowing that The Saturday Evening Post is working with intellectual property studio SD Entertainment and romance transmedia and company BroadLit to publish F.Scott Fitzgerald's Gatsby Girls-a collection of his first eight short stories originally published in The Saturday Evening Post. Included are the original illustrations, cover art, reproductions of the actual pages of the Post, plus a fascinating introduction by the Post's historian. No other writer of his time wrote so skillfully, so sympathetically and so fascinatingly about women.
"We are thrilled to be able to introduce new audiences to the talent of Fitzgerald and the remarkable characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Gatsby Girls," said Michele Martell, COO, SD Entertainment. "It is especially meaningful to show these stories in their original context, which illuminates both the writer and his time."
"Even though I have always been a fan of Fitzgerald's work, I was surprised to discover that these eight stories inspired the birth of the 'flapper.' These heroines were the precursors to one of the most romantic women in fiction-Daisy from The Great Gatsby." said Nancy Cushing-Jones, Chief Publishing & Transmedia Officer, BroadLit.
"By the time he published The Great Gatsby, F.Scott Fitzgerald was already one of the best known authors in America thanks to The Saturday Evening Post," said Jeff Nilsson, Post Historian, who is available for interviews. "Through a span of 17 years the magazine published 68 of his short stories, and with 2.5 million subscribers, the Post brought Fitzgerald into the living rooms of Americans who might never have encountered his novels."
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Gatsby Girls fans will have a chance to win one of 25 prize packages containing both the print and digital versions of the book as well as a limited edition canvas artwork. Consumers can visit http://www.gatsbygirls.com between now and May 7, 2013 to enter into the give-away and to vote for their favorite piece of Gatsby Girls artwork. The art with the most votes will become the canvas portrait in the prize pack.
SD Entertainment recently aligned with Curtis Licensing, the licensing division of The Saturday Evening Post Society, Inc., to license its beloved portfolio of magazine brands, including The Saturday Evening Post and secured the rights to develop stories and artwork from The Saturday Evening Post's portfolio of images and content into dynamic collections of digital coffee table publications, enhanced e-Publications, and other live action or animated entertainment.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Gatsby Girls will be available on May 7 both in print and on all eReader platforms including Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble (at $8.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback). All BroadLit books are distributed by Perseus Books' Constellation Services. For more information about F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Gatsby Girls, please also visit http://www.trulovestories.com.