Queens in the Footsteps of Gatsby
Fri May 10
Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has finished the latest remake ‘The Great Gatsby’ starting Leonardo DiCaprio
The film, based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is dubbed by many as the ‘Great American Novel.’
Its setting is in New York City during the 1920s Jazz Age.
This is the first serious drama that is attempting to render a major city in 3-D.
Since its release on May 10, pundits, pro and con, are already debating its merits. Some whisper of possible nomination for Academy Awards – in a number of categories.
The exhibit starts with a brief history of Northern Boulevard and pictures from the time that Gatsby himself would have seen as he took that legendary drive through the borough of Queens.
See the the Valley of Ashes and the Queensboro Bridge as Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald experienced.
The exhibit‘s final section shows the film‘s interpretation of locations based on the actual images sent to their production team.
The Greater Astoria Historical Society is credited as ‘Historical Adviser’ to the movie production.
Picture: looking west near 90th Street on Northern Blvd. in Corona. Caption shows the intersection‘s former name at the time of Gatsby in the ‘20s.