Nick Carraway moves from the Midwest to become New York a bond salesman and finds himself the neighbor/tenant of Jay Gatsby, a wealthy bootlegger and forger, who has a huge estate bordering his modest cottage. Gatsby is well-known for throwing fabulous, hedonistic summer parties on his estate in 1922 West Egg, Long Island. Gatsby befriends Nick and enlists him in to broker a meeting between him and his former love Daisy Buchanan, Nick's cousin now married to wealthy Tom Buchanan. Snobbish and selfish, he flaunts an extramarital affair he is having with the slatternly wife of a local proletariat garage owner. Nick consents to arrange a meeting with Gatsby and Daisy, a rendezvous that will have tragic consequences.
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
Your face is familiar. 3rd Division?
9th Machine Gun Batallion.
7th Infantry until June of '18. I know I'd seen you before.
Version of The Great Gatsby