Gatsby In Connecticut: The Untold Story

Featuring Sam Waterston. Narrated by Keir Dullea.

Watch a Clip

Six Years in the Making

‘The seeds of The Great Gatsby are in Westport’ claimed a 1996 New Yorker article, and yet it was ignored by the scholarly community and the town of Westport. We set out to find out why. Was the author biased because she’d grown up there? Or did an academic conspiracy deny Westport its rightful place in Fitzgerald’s legacy?

We dug into the Princeton Archives where much of Fitzgerald’s papers are kept. We interviewed over a dozen scholars and met with Scott and Zelda’s granddaughter, Bobbie Lanahan. We even tracked down Fitzgerald’s publisher, Charles Scribner III. 

And of course we spent time talking to Barbara Probst Solomon, the esteemed author of that New Yorker article. What we discovered will turn the Fitzgerald community upside down.

Please follow us on Twitter. ‘Like’ our Facebook Page too. Join us in Asbury Park for our New Jersey Premiere of the film on March 28. Check back for more showings of Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story soon. Thanks for visiting.

Deej Webb and Robert Steven Williams

Robert, Sam & Deej after a day @ the Fitzgerald Westport home.

Like us on  

Follow Us on  or Instagram

“This film does an excellent job of capturing an important aspect of Westport’s literary history and it helps to establish the town’s rightful place in Fitzgerald’s legacy.

Sam Waterston, Actor

Sign-Up for our Gatsby Newsletter


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Robert Steven Williams, 0ld Road, Westport, CT, 06880, http://www.againstgrain.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact