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F. Scott Fitzgerald Voice and Film Clips


Fitzgerald’s Voice

Three recitations recorded by Fitzgerald in California, c. 1940:

  • John Keats: “Ode to a Nightingale” (8-bit / 2.3 MB)
  • John Masefield: “On Growing Old” (8-bit / 1.3 MB)
  • William Shakespeare: Othello’s speech to the Venetian senators (8-bit / 4 MB)


Film Clips

  • Fitzgerald in the Twenties. (mpeg format / 1 MB)

The page of his writing reads:

Everybody has been predicting a bad end for the flapperòbut I don't think there is anything to worry about.

  • Trailer for the silent-movie version of The Great Gatsby (Famous Players, 1926)

No print of the first movie version of The Great Gatsby survives.  The only known footage is in the trailer.