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Monday, July 2, 2012

"Magnificent Mansions Abound in Newport, Rhode Island"

Magnificent Mansions Abound in Tiny US State

One of many sumptuous “cottages” of the rich and famous in Newport, Rhode Island. 
 In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1926 short story "The Rich Boy," a character famously remarked, “The rich are different from you and me.”  To this day, Americans love to peek into the lives - and enclaves - of the very rich.

They include one of the greatest concentrations of magnificent homes in the world, on an island in America’s smallest state.
Comment .......When I was a young man we went to Misquamicut State Beach in Rhode Island for what they call now, "Fun in the sun". It was a right of passage for us to camp at Burlington State Park and later end up in Newport to visit these beautiful homes...My visits there were in the 1970s and around the time of the filming of the "Great Gatsby" with Robert Redford. I'm surprised the writer of the above article didn't mention that the F. Scott Fitzgerald character Jay Gatsby played by Mr. Redford used one of those mansions in the movie.. I go there now sometimes but it just isn't the same...

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