A Real Life Gatsby

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby James “Jimmy” Gatz becomes Jay Gatsby. Gatz creates a false identity for himself to enter the world of wealth and power that his beloved, Daisy Buchanan, lives in. The novel explores this world of excess and what it takes for Gatsby to truly enter it. This premise of false identity has moved from the page to the courthouse. Listen to learn about a real life Gatsby who called himself “Clark Rockefeller.”

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