Reading "The Great Gatsby," a-chapter-a-day with my wife Emily. Em says Daisy is clearly non-blonde...though she is often portrayed blonde in film adaptations...including the new Baz Luhrmann film, THE GREAT GATSBY.
This line from the book suggests that F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy was, indeed, intended to be dark-haired:
A damp streak of hair lay like a dash of blue paint across her cheek.
Never known a blonde to go “blue” in the rain.
The passage got me thinking of Pablo Picasso's "blue period." Picasso was a modernist painter...Fitzgerald (who published "The Great Gatsby" fifteen years after Picasso's blue paintings) was, too. I looked through image galleries of Picasso's "blue period" paintings and came across this one...
This is what my Daisy Buchanan looks like.