The Last Tycoon

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Last Tycoon is an unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
A fifth, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, was published posthumously.

The Last Tycoon (1976 film)

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It was adapted as a TV play in 1957 and a film in 1976 of the same name, with a screenplay for the latter by British playwright Harold Pinter.
The Last Tycoon is a 1976 American drama film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Sam Spiegel, based upon Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon.

The Last Tycoon (TV series)

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HBO cancelled the project and gave the rights to Sony Pictures, which produced and released the television series on Amazon Studios in 2016. 2016: On November 19, 2013, HBO announced that it planned to adapt The Last Tycoon with Billy Ray writing the script. On November 7, 2014, Amazon Studios picked up Billy Ray's adaptation after HBO passed it off and announced it would be produced by Sony Pictures Television. On November 23, 2015, actor Matt Bomer was cast as Monroe Stahr, Lily Collins as Cecelia Brady, and it was announced that Ray would write and direct the pilot. The pilot was released June 17, 2016. The first season was released on July 28, 2017. Plans for the second season were cancelled in September 2017.
The show stars Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer and is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's last book The Last Tycoon.

Irving Thalberg

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According to Publishers Weekly, the novel is "[g]enerally considered a roman a clef," with its lead character, Monroe Stahr, modeled after historic film producer Irving Thalberg. Set in the 1930s, The Last Tycoon traces the life of Hollywood studio manager Monroe Stahr, clearly based on Irving Thalberg (head of the film company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), whom Fitzgerald had encountered several times.
In October 1939, American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald began writing The Last Tycoon, a fictionalized biography of Thalberg, naming the protagonist Monroe Stahr to represent Thalberg.

Edmund Wilson

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In 1941, it was published posthumously under this title, as prepared by his friend Edmund Wilson, a critic and writer.
After Fitzgerald's early death (at the age of 44) from a heart attack in December 1940, Wilson edited two books by Fitzgerald (The Last Tycoon and The Crack-Up) for posthumous publication, donating his editorial services to help Fitzgerald's family.

Unfinished creative work

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The unfinished novel was published in 1941 as The Last Tycoon, by which name it is best known.
Other famous unfinished works of literature include: Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe (a completion was provided by George Chapman); the second part of Dead Souls by Gogol; Bouvard et Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert; Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson; The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek; Suite française by Irène Némirovsky, Answered Prayers by Truman Capote, The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Uncertain Times by Richard Yates, Sanditon by Jane Austen, Mount Analogue by René Daumal, The Pale King by David Foster Wallace and The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey.

Louis B. Mayer

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The story follows Stahr's rise to power in Hollywood, and his conflicts with rival Pat Brady, a character based on prominent studio head Louis B. Mayer.
Pat Brady in the 1941 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Last Tycoon. He was played by Robert Mitchum in the 1976 film adaptation, and Kelsey Grammer in the 2016 TV series.

Simon Levy

1998: A stage adaptation of the 1993 edition, by Simon Levy and authorized by the Fitzgerald Estate, opened at The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles. It received high praise and numerous awards.
He also adapted Fitzerald's Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon, both published by Dramatists Play Service.

Playhouse 90

1957: John Frankenheimer directed a TV version for Playhouse 90, with Jack Palance as Monroe Stahr.
After The Last Tycoon (March 14, 1957), adapted from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about a film studio head, Frankenheimer followed with Tad Mosel's If You Knew Elizabeth (April 11, 1957) about an ambitious college professor; another Fitzgerald adaptation, Winter Dreams (May 23, 1957), dramatizing a romantic triangle; Clash by Night (June 13, 1957), with Kim Stanley in an adaptation of the Clifford Odets play; and The Fabulous Irishman (June 27, 1957), a biographical drama tracing events in the life of Robert Briscoe.

Takarazuka Revue

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2014: Japan's all-female theatre company Takarazuka Revue staged a musical adaptation of The Love of The Last Tycoon for then Flower Troupe top star Tomu Ranju's farewell performance.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and The Last Tycoon

Matthew J. Bruccoli

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In 1993, a new version of the novel was published under the title The Love of the Last Tycoon, edited by Matthew Bruccoli, a Fitzgerald scholar.
He has edited many of Fitzgerald's works, from This Side of Paradise to Fitzgerald's unfinished final novel, The Last Tycoon.

Tomu Ranju

2014: Japan's all-female theatre company Takarazuka Revue staged a musical adaptation of The Love of The Last Tycoon for then Flower Troupe top star Tomu Ranju's farewell performance.
Her farewell production was The Love of the Last Tycoon / Takarazuka Dazzling Dreams, a musical/show based on The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Lily Collins

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2016: On November 19, 2013, HBO announced that it planned to adapt The Last Tycoon with Billy Ray writing the script. On November 7, 2014, Amazon Studios picked up Billy Ray's adaptation after HBO passed it off and announced it would be produced by Sony Pictures Television. On November 23, 2015, actor Matt Bomer was cast as Monroe Stahr, Lily Collins as Cecelia Brady, and it was announced that Ray would write and direct the pilot. The pilot was released June 17, 2016. The first season was released on July 28, 2017. Plans for the second season were cancelled in September 2017.
In 2016, Collins was part of a pilot produced for The Last Tycoon, loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's last book The Last Tycoon. She played Cecelia Brady, daughter of Pat Brady, who was played by Kelsey Grammer.

Matt Bomer

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2016: On November 19, 2013, HBO announced that it planned to adapt The Last Tycoon with Billy Ray writing the script. On November 7, 2014, Amazon Studios picked up Billy Ray's adaptation after HBO passed it off and announced it would be produced by Sony Pictures Television. On November 23, 2015, actor Matt Bomer was cast as Monroe Stahr, Lily Collins as Cecelia Brady, and it was announced that Ray would write and direct the pilot. The pilot was released June 17, 2016. The first season was released on July 28, 2017. Plans for the second season were cancelled in September 2017.
He was cast as Monroe Stahr, the lead in Billy Ray's 2016 series The Last Tycoon, a loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's last book The Last Tycoon.

Publishers Weekly

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According to Publishers Weekly, the novel is "[g]enerally considered a roman a clef," with its lead character, Monroe Stahr, modeled after historic film producer Irving Thalberg.

Roman à clef

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According to Publishers Weekly, the novel is "[g]enerally considered a roman a clef," with its lead character, Monroe Stahr, modeled after historic film producer Irving Thalberg.

Harold Pinter

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It was adapted as a TV play in 1957 and a film in 1976 of the same name, with a screenplay for the latter by British playwright Harold Pinter.

Elia Kazan

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Elia Kazan directed the 1976 film adaptation; Robert De Niro and Theresa Russell starred.

Robert De Niro

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Elia Kazan directed the 1976 film adaptation; Robert De Niro and Theresa Russell starred.

Theresa Russell

Elia Kazan directed the 1976 film adaptation; Robert De Niro and Theresa Russell starred.

HBO

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2016: On November 19, 2013, HBO announced that it planned to adapt The Last Tycoon with Billy Ray writing the script. On November 7, 2014, Amazon Studios picked up Billy Ray's adaptation after HBO passed it off and announced it would be produced by Sony Pictures Television. On November 23, 2015, actor Matt Bomer was cast as Monroe Stahr, Lily Collins as Cecelia Brady, and it was announced that Ray would write and direct the pilot. The pilot was released June 17, 2016. The first season was released on July 28, 2017. Plans for the second season were cancelled in September 2017. In 2013, HBO announced plans to produce an adaptation.

Sony Pictures Television

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HBO cancelled the project and gave the rights to Sony Pictures, which produced and released the television series on Amazon Studios in 2016. 2016: On November 19, 2013, HBO announced that it planned to adapt The Last Tycoon with Billy Ray writing the script. On November 7, 2014, Amazon Studios picked up Billy Ray's adaptation after HBO passed it off and announced it would be produced by Sony Pictures Television. On November 23, 2015, actor Matt Bomer was cast as Monroe Stahr, Lily Collins as Cecelia Brady, and it was announced that Ray would write and direct the pilot. The pilot was released June 17, 2016. The first season was released on July 28, 2017. Plans for the second season were cancelled in September 2017.

Amazon Studios

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HBO cancelled the project and gave the rights to Sony Pictures, which produced and released the television series on Amazon Studios in 2016. 2016: On November 19, 2013, HBO announced that it planned to adapt The Last Tycoon with Billy Ray writing the script. On November 7, 2014, Amazon Studios picked up Billy Ray's adaptation after HBO passed it off and announced it would be produced by Sony Pictures Television. On November 23, 2015, actor Matt Bomer was cast as Monroe Stahr, Lily Collins as Cecelia Brady, and it was announced that Ray would write and direct the pilot. The pilot was released June 17, 2016. The first season was released on July 28, 2017. Plans for the second season were cancelled in September 2017.

Hollywood

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Set in the 1930s, The Last Tycoon traces the life of Hollywood studio manager Monroe Stahr, clearly based on Irving Thalberg (head of the film company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), whom Fitzgerald had encountered several times.