In a tribute to the 40th anniversary of the 1973 filming of The Great Gatsby in Newport, RI, Hearthside hosted a special event, “Great Gatsby Revisited,” in the summer of 2013. A large contingent of Rolls Royce’s and Bentleys convened on the grounds as part of the Rolls Royce Owners Club Summer Meet. Hearthside’s event featured an afternoon of extraordinary cars, roaring 20’s fashions and live jazz music.
The Great Gatsby movie had featured Hearthside’s last resident, E. Andrew Mowbray (1927- 1996), and his 1922 Rolls Royce. Mowbray was an avid antique car collector and enthusiast, especially of Rolls-Royce and Bentleys. His 1922 S111BG Springfield Silver Ghost Permanent Salamanca, which once belonged to beer tycoon August Busch, appeared in the movie, and he drove it throughout the movie, playing the role of Daisy’s (Mia Farrow) chauffeur. Mowbray was a long-time member of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club, and he also published “Rolls Royce in America” by the late Arthur Souter.
Friends Of Hearthside • 677 Great Rd • Lincoln, RI
The mission of Friends of Hearthside, Inc. is to preserve, protect, promote and interpret the heritage of the Hearthside Homestead (b. 1810) and the Great Road Historic District through living history programs and events.