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The Great Gatsby (1949) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Elliott Nugent and produced by Richard Maibaum.

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The Great Gatsby (1949, Elliot Nugent)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 3, 2019 From The Stop Button

The Great Gatsby can get away with a lot thanks to lead Alan Ladd, much of it related to the adaptation. Gatsby, the film, does open with ?narrator? Macdonald Carey?set in the present, with Carey reminiscing on the grand old Jazz Age. Of course, the Jazz Age looks a little different in Carey?s memor... Read full article


The Style Essentials--Mia Farrow and Robert Redford in 1974's THE GREAT GATSBY

on Mar 7, 2018 From GlamAmor

Since I recently gave a talk on the most influential costume design of the 1920s at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, and I'm gearing up to do my next talk on the 1930s on March 17, I can't help be in an Art Deco frame of mind. I regularly discuss the impact of iconic costume design on fashion, but I al... Read full article


Seeing New York from the Outside: Woody Allen, THE GREAT GATSBY, and ON THE TOWN

By Jennifer Garlen on May 14, 2013 From Virtual Virago

I've had New York on my mind quite a bit lately. It started, I think, with a viewing of Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979), a movie in which the protagonist is more in love with the city than he is with any of the women in his life. Shot in black-and-white, the picture idealizes New York scenery (set ag... Read full article


Seeing New York from the Outside: Woody Allen, THE GREAT GATSBY, and ON THE TOWN

By Jennifer Garlen on May 14, 2013 From Virtual Virago

I've had New York on my mind quite a bit lately. It started, I think, with a viewing of Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979), a movie in which the protagonist is more in love with the city than he is with any of the women in his life. Shot in black-and-white, the picture idealizes New York scenery (set ag... Read full article


Seeing New York from the Outside: Woody Allen, THE GREAT GATSBY, and ON THE TOWN

By Jennifer Garlen on May 14, 2013 From Virtual Virago

I've had New York on my mind quite a bit lately. It started, I think, with a viewing of Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979), a movie in which the protagonist is more in love with the city than he is with any of the women in his life. Shot in black-and-white, the picture idealizes New York scenery (set ag... Read full article


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Howard Da Silva also appeared in the 1974 film version of The Great Gatsby as the gangster Meyer Wolfsheim.
Gene Tierney was set to play Daisy but deemed to beautiful for the role.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and may not have ever been televised, at least not until many years afterward.
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