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F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lyricist

December 6, 2012 | by

About ten years ago, after depositing my brother at camp, my parents found themselves in a junk shop in upstate New York. My dad came upon the following playbill for The Evil Eye: A Musical Comedy in Two Acts, presented by the Princeton University Triangle Club from 1915 to 1916. He opened the first page and noticed the following: “Book by Edmund Wilson, Jr., 1916,” and, a bit further down, “Lyrics by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1917.” Numbers like “Jump Off the Wall” and “Harris from Paris” may be lost to history, but we thought we’d share the program with you nevertheless!



  1. Joe Carlson | December 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you for this. Bit surprised John Peale Bishop is not in the mix.

  2. Joe | December 6, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I am fascinated by the Autostrop Safety Razor.

  3. Paul | December 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    this side of paraphrase…

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