minjaeturtles
4 years ago5,000+ Views
I have mixed feelings about The Great Gatsby (2013), but definitely one of the more appealing aspects of the movie was getting to see the lavish mansions on Long Island, including those of Gatsby and Buchanan. During the economic boom of the "Roaring Twenties," wealthy industrialists and financiers such as the Vanderbilts, Astors, Morgans, Pratts, Hearsts, and Guggenheims built enormous mansions along the northern coast of Long Island for their waterfront view and proximity to Manhattan. These came to be known as "Gold Coast Mansions." Historians estimate that over 500, and perhaps as many as 900 mansions were built on Gold Goast. These gigantic estates, with swimming pools, sprawling gardens, and polo fields were a symbol of America's opulence and rise as the wealthiest country in the world. We all know, however, that the Roaring Twenties were followed by the miseries of Great Depression. Most of the Gold Coast mansion owners could not maintain the enormous upkeep costs. Today only about 200 estates survive, as hotels, colleges, museums, etc. pic 1 - Gatsby mansion in the movie pic 2 - Tom Buchanan's mansion in the movie pic 3 - Beacon Towers pic 4 - Oheka Castle pic 5 - Hempstead House pic 6 - Mill Neck Manor pic 7 - The Pratt House pic 8 - Old Westbury Gardens source: http://brooklynberrydesigns.com/great-gatsby http://www.goldcoastmansions.com/index.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Coast_Mansions
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@shoenami if you get to see it, tell me what you think! I've heard that people either really like it or really hate it...I have lots of mixed feelings about it :P
4 years ago·Reply
Wow! These are amazing. I really love the architecture and I couldn't even pic a fave.^^
4 years ago·Reply
@Saravy thanks, glad you like it :) it's amazing if you think about how much money these people had!
4 years ago·Reply
@minjaeturtles I know right! Ughh, way too much money on their hands, so at least they did something beautiful with it.^^ I'm now thinking 1 and 5 might be my faves.
4 years ago·Reply
@minjeturtles Sure! i'd love to see it like super soon! I loved the book so much.. :) plus i love Carey Mulligan!! @Saravy i love 1 too! XD
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