Review: Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure (1999)

For a long time I’ve wanted to start adding information to the site related to Lost Generation documentaries, bio pics, and movies based on their works. I’m happy to say that day is finally here and we’ll start out with a slightly different take on a documentary courtesy of Monty Python alum, author, and constantContinue reading “Review: Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure (1999)”

Lost Generation Landmarks – Margaret Anderson’s apartment

Last week we profiled Margaret Anderson’s influential literary magazine, The Little Review. What I didn’t realize was just how close the apartment she started it in is to where we live, so we headed over the other day to check it out. The apartment building itself is fairly nondescript, the kind of older brick buildingContinue reading “Lost Generation Landmarks – Margaret Anderson’s apartment”

Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace in Oak Park, Illinois

In a recent visit over to Oak Park, about 40 minutes from where we live on the far North Side of Chicago, we strolled over to Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace, a beautiful Victorian house that is now a museum. Lovingly restored in the 1990s, they normally do frequent tours, but due to the pandemic, do themContinue reading “Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace in Oak Park, Illinois”

Ernest Hemingway and the Oak Park Public Library

Way back in the pre-pandemic days, I headed over to check out the beautiful main library in Oak Park, Illinois, and today thought I’d look at some of the great Ernest Hemingway related materials there. Hemingway grew up in Oak Park and lived there through the end of high school. While a quote calling OakContinue reading “Ernest Hemingway and the Oak Park Public Library”

The only museum dedicated to F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Back in 2013 I was living in Huntsville, Alabama, moving there from Orlando after my father’s death. I had no friends. I joined the only Meetup group that applied to me but soon felt ostracized and abandoned it. I tried starting my own Meetup group, which I called Flappers and Philosophers (after the Fitzgerald book).Continue reading “The only museum dedicated to F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald”