#2 Seeds Parties Report

ALL-TIME AMERICAN WRITERS TOURNAMENT

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paul whiteman record

The party for F. Scott Fitzgerald had music of the Paul Whiteman jazz band playing– on recording.
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josephine baker

Josephine Baker made an appearance, by all accounts was dancing.
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champagne

The Fitzgeralds sent their large champagne bill to the Tournament. WHAT?!!

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dollar sign

Celebration for Ayn Rand‘s inclusion in the Tournament was more subdued– she and a quiet circle of acolytes.
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ayn_rand_smoking

Ayn herself did most of the talking. Her long-suffering husband was in attendance.

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denyce graves

Opera star Denyce Graves was rumored to have sung at Toni Morrison‘s celebration. Graves has starred in the Morrison-penned opera “Margaret Garner.”

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Beatniks-1

While Jack Kerouac drank extensively at his own party, many of his “Beat” fans were more focused on smoking (not necessarily tobacco) and drinking coffee.

Beatniks

This party went late. Ended early morning with most partygoers on the floor– sleeping, or a few beatnik couples love making.

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