RARA-AVIS: gambler & shoeless joe

From: Frederick Zackel ( fzackel@wcnet.org)
Date: 16 Apr 2002

(I am so far behind in reading . . . ) The Gatsby gangster Wolfshiem(?) is based on the one-time husband of Fanny Brice called Arnold Rothstein, who was mentioned by Hammett in Maltese Falcon as the one-time boss of Floyd Thursby,,,, or so I've been told. Any researchers in the rara avis?

Frederick Zackel

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