Nick Carraway moves from the Midwest to New York a bond salesman and finds himself the neighbor of Jay Gatsby. He's a wealthy bootlegger and forger, who has a huge estate bordering his modest cottage. Gatsby is well-known for throwing fabulous, hedonistic summer parties in 1922 West Egg, Long Island. Gatsby befriends Nick and enlists him in to broker a meeting between him and his former love Daisy Buchanen, Nick's cousin. She is now married to the snobbish and selfish Tom Buchanen, who flaunts an extramarital affair he is having with the proletarian wife of a local garage owner. Nick consents to arrange a meeting with Gatsby and Daisy, a rendezvous that will have tragic consequences. Written by
He risked it all to give first love a second chance.
Did You Know?
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
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When Daisy and others travel to the city for the day, they are drinking mint Juleps in their hotel suite. Their glasses are filled with a bright green liquid, but mint Juleps are not bright green. True Juleps are Bourbon, water and sugar over ice with a spring of mint. See more
So why did you ask me to come alone? Are you in love with me?
[Walks into the house
Oh! Flowers! Are we having a funeral?
[hears Gatsby knocking on the door
And that must be the corpse!
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