Did you know the 1974 adaptation of The Great Gatsby movie exhibits the extravagant mansions of Newport, RI in place of the homes on New York’s Long Island? If you too think this film is an impressive adaptation of the classic novel, read on to learn how and where you can visit to explore the filming sites showcased in the movie. Call Us Today!
Newport itself is a very fitting location for a movie that exudes such wealth, affluence, and abundance. During the industrial boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this area of Rhode Island became the hottest new summer social spot for the upper class. New money multimillionaires began to inhabit the coastline and build impressive mansions, which they referred to as ‘cottages.’ Because of this, it’s not surprising to learn that the producers and directors of the Great Gatsby movie determined this area as the perfect filming location.