The Great Gatsby and True Lies scenes location. Rosecliff.



Some interesting facts about the The Rosecliff:
  • Rosecliff was built 1898-1902 by Theresa Fair Oelrichs, a silver heiress from Nevada. It is one of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island. It was one of the  greatest hostesses of Newport.

Rosecliff between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915


  • The principal architect, Stanford White, modeled the mansion after the Grand Trianon of Versailles but smaller.

Grand Trianon of Versailles

800px-78-Versailles-grand-Trianon-sud- Rosecliff photos(1908) from The Architectural Review book on Google

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  • The mansion was used to film scenes for the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby, The Betsy, High Society, True Lies, and Amistad.

The Great Gatsby (1974) scenes location:

True Lies (1994) scenes location:

Screen Captures


The same staircase at Rosecliff, Newport, Rhode Island,  1966. From the Toni Frissell collection at the U.S. Library of Congress.


Address:548 Bellevue Avenue,
Newport, RI 02840
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