Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Great Gatsby, Revisited

I wrote a post last year about how much I loved this 1974 film version of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. But, after I had written that, I came across this great newspaper clipping I had cut out and saved for all of these years. A lovely work of art, and I wish I knew the name of the artist who rendered it, so I could give credit where credit is due:
I also already showed you this great photo of Mia Farrow on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post:
And, yes - I told you that I had the movie and the paperback:
But I didn't even remember that I also had this! Another paperback, purchased in 1974, this one about the filming of the movie. Found it packed away in a box of books I unearthed in my storage space - books I have had since I was in high school. So, one more piece in my little collection:

And I am STILL hoping to get my hands on that soundtrack LP.
Maybe one of these days.


Tina Dawn said...

I hope you find your LP. Great collection. Love T

~~Carol~~ said...

I remember watching that movie all those years ago, and I've wanted to read the book too, but never have gotten around to it! I hope a copy of that LP finds it's way into your hands real soon!

moonshinejunkyard said...

one of the best novels, ever, and the film is great too which is a rare treat! what a cool little book about the making of it, i bet it was fun to work on a 20s style set with so much opulence and fashion!

barncat said...

One of my favorite books and movie, fun post!

yosemite faith said...

of course you will find the LP - you are heidi ho!!! i love mia farrow and robt redford too.

Paul Duca said...

And don't forget Mia Farrow as Daisy was the cover of the first issue of PEOPLE magazine.

There was also a film version of it m made in 1949, with Alan Ladd as Gatsby.

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