Lost in New Orleans
Friendship, Desire and Self-Destruction in Four Jazz Age Lives
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About the Book
Katty Stewart, Elizabeth (Moosie), Walker Ellis and Walter Stauffer were socialites born in New Orleans around the turn of the 20th century. Among their ancestors were Confederate soldiers, plantation owners, self-made millionaires and even a U.S. President. This book tells the story of four flawed, socially connected people who used newspaper society columns to craft highly curated images of themselves. But the newspapers of the time did not include the more salacious, messy, complicated and secretive details of the four socialites’ lives.
This is also a social history of New Orleans during the Jazz Age, including descriptions of queer culture, the French Quarter, European travel, and life in the social circles of Kay Francis, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Waldo Peirce, Caresse and Harry Crosby, Gerald and Sara Murphy and many others. Full of humorous anecdotes, drama, romance and tragedy, this book is an insightful chronicle of a fascinating time in New Orleans’ LGBTQ history.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 40 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022