Webb, Richard


Richard Webb Jr. is an author, award-winning educator, and documentary filmmaker. He grew up in Westport, down the street from the Fitzgeralds’ place. When he learned that author Barbara Probst Solomon, who grew up across the river from the F.E. Lewis estate, proposed in The New Yorker that Westport was the real setting for Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, he was stirred to actively researching her claim. Webb is also co-creator and co-producer with Robert Williams of a documentary film Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story which aired on public television earlier this year.