Film claims Westport is the real inspiration for West Egg in ‘The Great Gatsby’
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Robert Steven Williams, left, and Deej Webb will release their documentary “Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story” on Sept. 1. Williams and Webb stand in front of the Compo Road South house where Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, lived from May until early October 1920.
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Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is shown in this undated file photo. Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Sept. 24, 1896.
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“The Great Gatsby” is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel about a stalled love story between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan that takes place during the 1920s.
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A view of the historical home that was leased by F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda in 1920, along Compo Road South in Westport.
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F. Scott Fitzberald and his wife Zelda at their rented home at 244 Compo Beach Road South in Westport, Conn., in 1920
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“Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story” is a documentary that claims Westport was the inspiration for West Egg, the fictional town in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby.” The film will be released on Sept. 1.
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Robert Steven Williams directed the documentary “Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story.”
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Profile studio headshot portrait of American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, circa 1925.
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If you’ve read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby” or seen either the 1974 movie starring Robert Redford or the 2013 remake with Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular Jay Gatsby, you probably think you know the true story of who Gatsby was.