The Great Gatsby classics

In celebration of the Warner Bros. release of Baz Luhrmann’s, The Great Gatsby this week I thought it would be fun to share images and clips of the classic versions of the film.  A post dedicated to my own indulgence.

“Although a lost film, the trailer survived and is one of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called “More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931” (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. It is preserved by the Library of Congress (AFI/Jack Tillmany collection) and has a running time of 1 minute.” (IMDB)

Full cast and crew listing can be viewed here.

Images:
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The Broadway production of “The Great Gatsby” by Owen Davis based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald opened at the Ambassador Theater on February 2, 1926, ran for 112 performances and directed by future movie director George Cukor. (IMDB)

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4 thoughts

  1. I would have loved to watch the silent version, even knowing (or because of knowing) that Fitzgerald went out of the theater, furious, in the middle of the screening. The 1949 version will be a must-see, since I’m only familiar with the 1974 version, and, may I say, Robert Redford IS a great Gatsby.
    Kisses!

  2. This book is on my to-read list. And I’ve held off watching the film too because obviously I have to read the book first. And I have a retelling Great that is on hold too until I read the book. So I just need to suck it up and do it! A bit disappointed to hear that it was a bit of a struggle though. Especially as I will more than likely feel the same, as we rarely differ!

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