Deauville
"Deauville, lady of the French coast, its most glamorous seaside resort, symbolizes elegance, prestige and sophistication."

http://www.deauville.org/


Dodge
is an American car.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge

A Chronological History of the Chrysler Corporation
http://www.allpar.com/history/chron.html


Dutch sailors
are connected to the early settlement of the New York area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_West_India_Company

Charter of the Dutch West India Company : 1621
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/westind.htm


ectoplasm
is some kind of stuff said to be related to ghostly appearances.

The Skeptic's Dictionary definition
http://skepdic.com/ectoplasm.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ectoplasm


El Greco
was an artist, "the first great genius of the Spanish School."

See his work at the WebMuseum
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/greco/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Greco


Flushing
is an important neighborhood in northern Queens, one of the five boroughs of New York City.

See a brief history of Queens and Flushing
http://www.queenstribune.com/anniversary2002/history.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flushing%2C_Queens%2C_New_York


"Follies"
refers to The Ziegfeld Follies, a musical revue famous for its beautiful girls, produced by Florenz Ziegfeld from 1907 to 1931.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziegfeld_Follies

See The Girls of the Ziegfeld Follies
http://www.streetswing.com/histmai2/d2zgrls1.htm


fox-trot
is a popular form of ballroom dancing, introduced in 1914.

Read about its history at
http://www.centralhome.com/ballroomcountry/foxtrot.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/foxtrot


French bob
is a short hairstyle popular in the 1920s.

See illustrations at The Costume Gallery
http://www.costumegallery.com/Delineator/Nov_1920/Paris/Trends.htm

For a general history of hairdressing that includes a brief discussion of "bobbed" hair, see
http://www.queensnewyork.com/history/hair.html


Georgian Colonial
refers to an architectural style popular in the 18th century.

http://www.designintuit.com/issue0002/focus/ghistory.html


Gilda Gray

"a Polish-American actress and dancer who became famous in the US for popularizing a dance called the "shimmy" which became fashionable in 1920s films and theater productions."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilda_Gray


Gothic
refers to the predominant architectural style of the Middle Ages.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_architecture

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/gothic_arch.html


Grand Canal
is a major watery thoroughfare of Venice, Italy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canal_of_Venice

Dan Heller's Photos
http://www.danheller.com/venice-gcanal.html

A painting by J. M. W. Turner
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/T/turner/grand_canal.jpg.html


Great War
is the original name for World War I.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I

http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/


Greenwich
is the tenth oldest town in Connecticut.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwich%2C_Connecticut

http://www.coscobinn.com/history.htm


Hempstead
is a village of western Long Island.

http://www.townofhempstead.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hempstead_%28town%29%2C_New_York


His Father's Business
is an allusion to a comment made by the young Jesus to his parents when they find him talking with the teachers in the temple [Lk.2.49].

See biblical allusions


"Hopalong Cassidy"
is the cowboy hero of a series of novels by Clarence E. Mulford published between 1907 and 1941. This is interesting because the date on Gatsby's fly-leaf is "September 12th, 1906". Thus Fitzgerald has committed anachronism, as Bruccoli concurs (214).

An American Legend
http://www.hopalong.com/LEGEND.HTM


holocaust,
as used in the novel, is not related to later associations with Nazi genocidal programs. American Heritage Dictionary provides an alternate definition: "A sacrificial offering that is consumed entirely by flames." This refers to the Jewish practice of animal sacrifices in ancient Israel.


Hôtel de Ville
is literally a town hall. These were frequently architectural marvels of Northern France, Normandy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%F4tel_de_Ville%2C_Paris

http://www.ville-honfleur.fr/Honfleur/Rues/placeHoteldeville1.htm


Hot Springs
is a famous resort town in Arkansas.

http://www.ci.hot-springs.ar.us/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Springs%2C_Arkansas


jazz
is an improvisational musical form rooted in blues, spirituals, ragtime, marching bands, and other earlier music. Fitzgerald is often called the great writer of "The Jazz Age".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz

http://www.redhotjazz.com/


Kaiser Wilhelm [II]
ruled Germany from 1888 to his abdication in 1918. He presided over German involvement in The Great War.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Wilhelm_II

http://www.worldwar1.com/biokais.htm


Kant [Immanuel]
(1724-1804), was one of the most significant European philosphers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_Kant

http://www.friesian.com/kant.htm

Kant on the Web
http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~ppp/Kant.html


Kapiolani
is a park on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

http://www.hawaiiweb.com/oahu/sites_to_see/kapiolani_park.htm


knickerbockers
or knickers, were short pants that descended to the knee, where they were met by long socks.

http://histclo.hispeed.com/style/pants/knick/knick.html


Lake Forest
is a famously prosperous city north of Chicago in Lake County, IL.

http://www.cityoflakeforest.com/


Lake Superior

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Superior

http://www.great-lakes.net/lakes/superior.html


Lewis guns
were light machine guns used in The Great War.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_guns

http://www.awm.gov.au/1918/technology/

http://www.1914-1918.net/mgc.htm


Long Island
stretches about 120 miles east from southern Manhattan into the Atlantic ocean. It consists of four counties: Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Island

http://www.webscope.com/li/info.html


Long Island Sound

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Island_Sound

Long Island Sound Study
http://www.epa.gov/region01/eco/lis/


Louisville

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisville

Offical Site
http://www.loukymetro.org/


Love Nest, The
was a popular tune written in 1916 by Otto Harbach (words) and Louis A. Hirsch (music). It became even more famous later in the century as comedian Jack Benny's theme song.

Just a love nest cozy with charm,
Like a dove nest down on a farm.
A veranda with some sort of clinging vine,
Then a kitchen where some rambler roses twine.

Then a small room, Tea set of blue,
Best of all room, Dream room for two.
Better than a palace with a gilded dome
Is a love nest you can call home