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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Silent Film Sunday-The Great Gatsby 1926

In honor of New Years Eve when we all might embrace a bit of flapper style decadence here is the trailer for the lost 1926 film version of The Great Gatsby. 
This is a fascinating piece of film history and its a real tragedy that no full print of the film exists.


  1. I had no idea there was ever a silent movie version. Did you see the Leonardo DiCaprio version? I decided not to after watching the trailer. It didn't fit the way I imagined the story and characters, so...

  2. That is some impressive breast heaving at the start of the clip. (Daisy, I assume?).
    Yes, what a shame more did not survive.
    I'm pleased to say that my 18 year old niece is currently reading The Great Gatsby in her literature class and enjoying it a lot. It's a book I've read several times over the years, and at different stages in my life I find I appreciate different elements of the book. I am hoping that niece Annabel will experience the same.

  3. It certainly is a tragedy that not the whole film doesn't exist.
    I wonder how the new movie is.

  4. I haven't even heard of this one! Horrible it doesn't exist, such a fascinating book that deserves a movie made in the same era!

  5. We too never realised there was a silent version. Pity it is lost. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Have a super happy New Year.. Pop by our Firewek'z.

    Load'z of Hug'z

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. This is absolutely wonderful, dear Kate! I've not seen this version or the trailer you shared here before. The latest version of Gatsby is Tony's favourite American movie, so I'm definitely going to be showing this 1920s original clip to him today.

    Tons of hugs & joyful New Yea'rs wishes!!!
    ♥ Jessica

  8. Happy New Year! Hope 2014 is even bigger and better! xx

  9. Wouldn't that be fascinating to watch!? The Great Gatsby actually filmed in the 1920's. As you say...what a tragedy it was lost.


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