Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby: Westport, Connecticut, a documentary film

Scott and Zelda zooming off from their 1920 summer home in Westport, CT.

Scott and Zelda zooming off from their 1920 summer home in Westport, CT.

In 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda summered in Westport. During their four month stay, The Great Gatsby was conceived, inspired by the locals, the mansions and the town.

The Great Gatsby: Westport, Connecticut tells the story of why some believe Westport was the source of much of what Fitzgerald conceived for one of America’s greatest novels.

Keir Dullea will narrate our film. Many other Westporters are making contributions and the project is for the Westport Historical Society.

We intend to talk to a variety of sources who have given much thought to this period in Fitzgerald’s life and we’ll see where it leads . . .

But at this time I would like to recognize Barbara Probst Solomon for her outstanding article on this very subject written for The New Yorker in 1996. The team is very excited about having the opportunity to interview her on film to learn more about her views on Fitzgerald’s time here. Her work provided the inspiration for all of us to want to know more.

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