Ready or Not, Here comes Gatsby

"The making of a blockbuster is the newest art form of the 20th century."

—Robert Evans

Two hundred pounds of beef, 400 lbs. of fish, some 100,000 lbs. of real-life Newport socialites hung with $1 million worth of Cartier carats, and a mound of butter carved into the shape of a lamb by an 80-year-old nun? A Scarlett O'Hara-style search for a movie heroine and screen tests for 75 antique automobiles? Five 40-ft. glass and steel panels removed from a New York showroom in order to put a $100,000 Rolls-Royce on display? Great Scott!...

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