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The Great Gatsby

F.Scott Fitzgerald's famous historical novel The Great Gastby was inspired during the his visit to one or more of Long Island's Gold Coast Mansion's. The setting in the book refers to Long Island's two north shore waterfront hamlets of Kings Point & Sands Point (each visible across from each other when on the opposite shore). Great homes were built on Long Island's shores by successful industrialists and caught the eye of many. The book's main character Jay Gatsby is determined to make an impression on his love interest living on the East Egg as it was dubbed, and through determined efforts aquires an admirable mansion across from her on the West Egg. The book was a world wide success. The Great Gatsby was adapted to film numerous times, some more successful than others. Hollywood's newest adaptation of The Great Gatsby was released in theaters May 2013.. See the three trailers of the Great Gatsby from 1949, 1974 & now 2013 along with Gold Coast Mansions of Long Island that may have inspired the writer.
The Great Gatsby Novel, and three of four films produced. The first from 1926 is a lost film for which there is only
a trailer remaining in the National Archives.
The Great Gatsby Novel
The Great Gatsby 1949 The Great gatsby 1974
he Great Gatsby 2013
   
F. Scott Fitgerald Biography
1949 Movie Adaptation
1974 Version Movie Trailer 2013 Version Movie Trailer

The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Original Novel 1925

The Great Gatsby
by Elliot Nugent

Hollywood Film 1949

The Great Gatsby
by Jack Clayton

Hollywood Film 1974

The Great Gatsby
by Baz Luhmann & Craig Pearce

Hollywood Film 2013

Great Gatsby the novel Starring Alan Ladd. Starring Robert Redford. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio


Which Gold Coast Mansion of Long Island, actually inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Beacon Towers - possible inspirationg to The Great Gatsby Novel Farnsworth Mansion, The Great Gatsby Lands End, Inspiration for The Great Gatsby Pembroke, The Lamar Mansion - as inspiration for The Great Gatsby novel Otto Kahn's Castle styled Mansion Oheka Great Gastby Area Homes
Beacon towers a stunning mansion on waters edge, easily seen and impressing many now gone.. easy to inspire a writer. Atrium of Farnsworth Mansion C.K.G. Billings, considered by as a possible inspiration. Publisher Herbert Bayard Swope's "Land's End". Currently made press as being "The Gatsby Mansion" when being demolished by a builder to create luxury homes.

Gary DeLamar's mansion, Pembroke, threw many lavish parties but not on water's edge, but inland. Otto Kahn's castle styled mansion, may well have inspired the writer as well. Interested in today's Gatsby era inspired homes for sale? Vist our sponors to preview Kings point homes & Sandspoint homes online.


The Great Gatsby novel, and Hollywood films.

The Great Gatsby is a historical fiction based novel written in 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald, (named in part for uncle Frances Scott Key/ Star Spangled Banner) The novel named The Great Gatsby took place during an economic boon after World War I had ended. Critically acclaimed, regarded as the 2nd best English language novel of the 20th century by the Modern Library, is regarded as a Great American Novel, as well as literary classic, and has gone on to inspire four known Hollywood film adaptations.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was impressed by visiting Long Island's Gold Coast Mansion parties that took place in homes of wealthy industrialists that made Long Island's north shore their home. The story takes place during the roaring twenties.

There are various accounts of which mansion actually inspired the Great Gatsby, though the author does refer to east egg and west egg, which represent two of the main coastal areas each of which on the coast can see the other along with some of their homes. The likelihood is that though there are many lavish mansions to which many attended parties, it was likely one on the sound to which one could see over the harbor too.

The title of the Novel was likely inspired by French novelist Alain Fournier's "Le Grand Meaulnes". Some choices that didn't make the final cut were: Gatsby; Among Ash-Heaps and Millionaires; Under the Red, White, and Blue; Gold-Hatted Gatsby, Trimalchio; Trimalchio in West Egg; On the Road to West Egg; as well as The High-Bouncing Lover. Certainly his title though reluctant of it at first adds to the Novel and Film's sense of high drama.

 
The original novel went on to inspire Hollywood's Paramount Picture's to produce the first film adaptation from 1926. written by Herbert Brenner, starring Warner Baxter is a well known lost film. A trailer remains in the National Archives.. Later again in 1949 starring David Ladd.. Then later again in 1974 starring Rober Redford..The Great Gatsby has inspired Hollywood to adapt the novel in 2013 to a third film starring Leanardo DiCaprio. In total there are six Great Gatsby films made.
Some variations have occurred between the book, and the films. For instance in the book a main character, Jay Gatsby's wealth is not made clear. In the 1949 movie, Gatsby is presented as a rum runner with a dark empire..
   
In the newest 2013 Hollywood film version of The Great Gatsby, follows aspiring writer Midwesterner Nick Carraway as visits New York City in the spring of 1922 through a new era of loosening morals, jazz and bootleggers. Nick finds himself next door to Jay Gatsby a mysterious millionaire, across the bay from his cousin, Daisy & society known, millionaire husband, Tom Buchanan. Nick is impressed and lured into the lives of super-rich,and their colorful situations.. Nick pens a tale of impossible love, innocent dreams and dramatic tragedy. Actors include Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan.
 
 
   
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