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The  Last  Tycoon
1941/1993 Novel & Movies

cover of 1941 'The Last Tycoon' edited by Edmund Wilson            synopsis & history

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           poster for 1976 'The Last Tycoon' feature film

“I'll tell you three things: All writers are children. Fifty percent are drunks. And up till very recently,
writers in Hollywood were gag-men; most of them are still gag-men, but we call them writers.”
— Monroe Stahr, in the 1976 movie

“There's no substitute for will. Sometimes you have to fake will when you don't feel it at all.”

“credit is something that should be given to others. If you are in a position to give credit to yourself, then you do not need it.”

“What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, in "The Love of The Last Tycoon"


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The  Book/s


"The Last Tycoon"  [Scribner 1941]


"The Love of The Last Tycoon: A Western"  [Cambridge Univ Press 1993]

Fitzgerald's Last Tycoon novel, Bruccoli's 1993 version  "The Love of The Last Tycoon: A Western"
by F. Scott Fitzgerald; edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli

The classic unfinished novel about Hollywood, published in 1941. Said to be based on M.G.M. exec Irving Thalberg. The version edited by Fitzgerald scholar Bruccoli in 1993 restores the author's original intent.
Scribner 8x5¼ pb [4/95] for $8.80
Cambridge Univ Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [12/93] out of print/used

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The  Author

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F. Scott Fitzgerald [1896-1940] Pages

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Spirit of America Bookstore's "The Great Gatsby" 1925 Novel & Movies Page

Movies,  Stageplays,  Other Media

"The Last Tycoon" TV episode  [NBC-TV Oct 1949]
Season 2 Episode 7 of "The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse" [1948-56 TV series]
live b&w TV show produced & directed by Fred Coe; teleplay adapted by Joseph Liss; starring John Baragrey, Leslie Barrett, Frances Hammond,
Leueen MacGrath, John McQuade, Ivan F. Simpson, Harold J. Stone, Alfreda Wallace • kinescope does not exist • credits at IMDb

"The Last Tycoon" TV episode  [NBC-TV Feb 1951]
on "Robert Montgomery Presents" [1950-57 TV series]
b&w TV show produced by & starring Robert Montgomery; teleplay adapted by Thomas Phipps; also starring June Duprez, Robert H. Harris,
Louis Hector, Richard Kendrick, Judy Parrish, Gregg Sherwood • kinescope/tape does not exist • credits at IMDb

"The Last Tycoon" TV episode  [CBS-TV March 1957]
on "Playhouse 90" (1956-61 TV series]
screen shot of Jack Palance as Monroe Stahr from 1957 CBS-TV 'The Last  Tycoon' broadcast   Full show may exist on tape, but video is not available on the internet; the two clips on YouTube coded below were uploaded by a fan of Peter Lorre • 90-minute b&w TV show produced by Martin Manulis; directed by John Frankenheimer; teleplay by Don Mankiewicz; starring Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Peter Lorre, Viveca Lindfors, Lee Remick, Robert F. Simon, John Hudson, Reginald Denny, William Roerick, Helen Kleeb, Arthur Batanides, Edward McNally & announcer Dick Joy
credits at IMDb • watch 15 minutes online at YouTube: clip 1 [6:28] • clip 2 [8:14]

"The Last Tycoon" TV episode  [Dec 1959]
on "Armchair Theatre" [1956-74 ITV U.K. series]
one-hour b&w TV episode from an adaptation by Don Mankiewicz {see 'Playhouse 90' version just above}; produced & directed by Wm. T. 'Ted' Kotcheff;
starring John Ireland, Constance Cummings, Betta St. John, Budd Knapp, Karel Stepanek, Bernard Archard, William Dexter/Peacock, Peter Dyneley,
Olga Lowe, Sean Sullivan, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Vic Wise • full credits at IMDb

"The Last Tycoon" color feature film [Paramount Nov 1976]
Last Tycoon movie   A movie studio mogul fights for art against the mercenary executives in control of the studio, while distracted by a young actress who is an exact double of his deceased wife. Directed by Elia Kazan; script by Harold Pinter; starring Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Nicholson, Donald Pleasence & Ray Milland
Warner Archive Collection widescreen color DVD [4/2016] for $18.83
Paramount widescreen color DVD [11/2003] for $7.99
Paramount Home Video color VHS [4/95] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"The Last Tycoon" [China Dec 2012]
China 2012 gangster movie 'The Last Tycoon'  nothing to do with Fitzgerald or Hollywood, this is a gangster flick set in Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s; Blu-ray & DVD are in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles
co-written & directed by Jing Wong, starring Chow Yun-Fat, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung & Monica Mok
Well Go USA widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2013] for $14.99
Well Go USA widescreen color DVD [9/2013] for $14.43
credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 11/2012 official trailer [2:09] online at YouTube
watch full movie - Chinese-language only [1/2015 upload; 1:58:45] online at YouTube

"The Last Tycoon" web movie [Amazon Studios June 2016]  4/2016
'The Last Tycoon' Amazon Studios 2016 web movie  Announced 5/2016: Amazon Studios has completed the hour-long drama "The Last Tycoon" with TriStar Television; co-produced, written & directed by Billy Ray, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final work; starring Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins; scheduled to debut in 4K Ultra HD and HDR on June 17 exclusively on Amazon Video in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria & Japan
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • credits at IMDb

'The Last Tycoon' BBC Radio dramatization on CD  "The Last Tycoon" [BBC Radio4 May 2013]
Dramatized & directed by Bill Bryden

86-minute AudioGO Ltd. audio CD [6/2013] for $9.95
original recording from the "Satuurday Drama" radio series;
starring Aiden Gillen, Jack Shepherd & Charlotte Emmerson


'The Last Tycoon' playscript by Simon Levy   "The Last Tycoon adapted for the stage by Simon Levy" [1998]
world premiere stage production July 1998 at The Fountain Theatre [est. 1990]
in Hollywood, California
Dramatist's Play Service 7¾x5¼ pb [8/2013] for $9.00

Image  Gallery

original cover for 1941 first publication of "The Last Tycoon" unfinished novel - 'An Unfinished Novel, together with The Great Gatsby, and Selected Short Stories          cast photo for 'The Last Tycoon' 1976 movie          Italian movie poster for 'The Last Tycoon' as 'Gli Ultimi Fuochi'

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