Rosy Rosenthal

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter IV) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Rosy Rosenthal was a smalltime gambler in Manhattan who was killed just outside the Metropole Hotel in July of 1912. Gatsby, Nick, and Wolfshiem go on to comment about the proceedings of the Becker-Rosenthal murder case in the following lines. The reader is able to get the general idea of the case from this conversation, but I found a very good blog about this event, and the author even ties it in with the context of the Great Gatsby. The entire blog can be found here

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