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.

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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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Dancing on air…Fred Astaire

“I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.” – Fred Astaire

An image collage followed by a special rendition of “Lovely to Look At” to honor a legend on what would have been his birthday.