Rare footage of F. Scott Fitzgerald

With the all pervasiveness of cameras everywhere we go these days, it can be easy to forget that it’s a very modern phenomenon. 100 years ago you could walk around any street and not worry about cameras filming your every move. Obviously there have been some benefits to this, but for me I’d rather returnContinue reading “Rare footage of F. Scott Fitzgerald”

F. Scott’s last year of letters to Zelda

Hey all. Continuing to make my way through the first large collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s letters to be released, which were published in 1963. I went over the first section – his letters to his daughter Scottie – in a recent post, and today want to look at the second section, his letters toContinue reading “F. Scott’s last year of letters to Zelda”

Marion Meade’s Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin

Malcolm Cowley’s A Second Flowering was an interesting read. Some of the criticism and interpretation was dated, but it was still a solid book. Something it lacked, however, was discussion of any female writers of the time. To try to remedy that I turned to Marion Meade’s 2004 work Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers RunningContinue reading “Marion Meade’s Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin”

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”