The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel)
Herbert Brenon (director)
Elizabeth Meehan, Becky Gardiner (screenwriters)
Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson, Neil Hamilton (starring)

Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1926. Vintage two-color promotional flyer for the 1926 film, with the blank verso stamped "Princess Theatre / Today Monday Tuesday."

The first of a string of adaptations of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, now lost save for its trailer, and the only adaptation of his novel to be created during his lifetime. Based in part on the Owen Davis theatrical adaptation of the book, which was directed by George Cukor and opened on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre on February 2, 1926. Film director Herbert Brenon intentionally adapted the source work in order to make it a more lighthearted film that would appeal to the masses, lengthening the party scenes at Gatsby's mansion and exaggerating the scandalous elements of the novel. Both Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda purportedly hated the film.

Set in New York.

3.5 x 5 inches, Bi-fold. Very Good, with a light horizontal crease and faint creasing overall, and two small spots of bruising to the far left side and bottom left.


[Book #160388]