Puttin' On the Fitz
Thank you for joining us at La Fête Française, and for supporting the educational programs and outreach of Fitzgerald in Saint Paul. The literati and the glitterati mixed and mingled with talented jazz musicians, dancers, and the Fitzgeralds themselves on September 25 at the elegant Commodore Bar & Restaurant. Thanks to Baird Financial, Commonwealth Properties, 45 Degrees/Minneapolis, Solo Vino, Lisa Venticinque Photography and all of our generous sponsors for making it a night to remember! And, special thanks to musicians Connie Evingson, Dan Chouinard, and David Karr and performers Pegeen Lamb, Samuel Finnegan Pearson, Bruce Abbas and Rebecca Abbas for lending their considerable talents to the festivities. Until next year...adieu!
It’s 1924 and Prohibition has taken hold in America. The summer is hot, but French francs are not. On the continent, a handful of American dollars will buy you an endless quantity of fine champagne.
It’s Paris and there’s a perpetual party at the Dingo American Bar. Cole Porter is here, so are Pablo Picasso and Man Ray. Archibald McLeish mingles with Robert Benchley. Fernand Legér salutes Rudolph Valentino. Isadora Duncan’s apartment is just down the street, and so is Mademoiselle Kiki De Montparnasse.
The atmosphere is exuberant. The guests are exotic. The language is ex-pat patois. America’s hottest celebrity couple, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, have just arrived on the scene...
What could possibly happen next?