Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Beautiful and Damned

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on February 19, 2009

Hand colored lobby cards advertising the 1922 Warner Brothers production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned


“She fed on her popularity and was disposed to like many men”

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“Gloria constantly broke engagements –
but isn’t that the prerogative of the super-flapper?”

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“People told her constantly that she was a vampire and she believed it “

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“Disinherited! And Philip knows no career save that of spending”

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“A Saturday to Monday party with the burden of their song —
The panic has come over us — so has the moral decline!”

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“I detest reformers — especially the sort who try to reform me!”