In its 106 years in operation, the Plaza Hotel has never had a more loyal, more esteemed client than one F. Scott Fitzgerald. A regular patron of the New York City establishment, the author would submit to stays, crank out literary gems therein, and even take to frolicking in the grounds’ fountains with his wife Zelda. In honor of the eccentric artist’s history with the hotel, the Plaza timed a redesign of one of its elite suites with the theatrical release of Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Just prior to the film’s opening, the Plaza unveiled the Fitzgerald Suite, created by Gatsby producer and set/costume designer Catherine Martin. And on the new Blu-ray edition of the movie, now available for purchase, fans can get a deeper look at the world Martin created for Luhrmann’s Gatsby.
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The Blu-ray not only takes a look at the physical world surrounding Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, but also the cultural world, dissecting the music, language, and the fashion — some of the jewelry, created specifically by Tiffany’s for Carey Mulligan’s Daisy Buchanan, is rawther dashing (as one might say in the Plaza). Catch the Blu-ray/DVD in stores now, in both 3D and 2D formats.