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Zelda Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Last Will and Testament

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

He died in Hollywood on December 21, 1940, eating a chocolate bar and making notes in pencil on a football story in the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The last words F. Scott Fitzgerald ever wrote complimented the author of the story: "Good prose."

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Sayre, and Montgomery, Alabama in 2013

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Last week I joined close to 200 Fitzgerald scholars, admirers, students, readers, and teachers from all over the world -- though readers, and admirers, serves to define us all.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Is Being Rewritten by Its Characters

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.17.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

A new memoir has begun in the Believer magazine, with the first installment just published. It's by Robert Atwan, writing as "Thomas Buchanan." Yes, that Tom Buchanan, Daisy's husband, Nick's Yale frenemy, Gatsby's nemesis.

Zelda Wasn't 'Crazy': How What You Don't Know About Fitzgerald Tells Us Something About 'Crazy' Women, Then and Now

Heather Laine Talley | Posted 07.20.2013 | Women
Heather Laine Talley

The "crazy" Zelda that has emerged in our popular imagination is as much Scott's making as The Great Gatsby itself. This is, in and of itself, part of the F. Scott legacy. His work depended on Zelda's silence.

At Scott and Zelda's Final Resting Place, Gatsby Lives

Michael Winship | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Michael Winship

With all the fanfare around the new movie version of The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann with a screenplay by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, it's a great time to go back to the book and be reminded of F. Scott Fitzgerald's elegant, graceful writing.

The Fitzgeralds of Montgomery, Alabama

Keith Runyon | Posted 07.09.2013 | Books
Keith Runyon

Thirty-nine years ago, as a very young Courier-Journal reporter, I traveled south by train to Montgomery, Alabama, to connect with the world that novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, knew in the early part of the 20th century.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 15: A Roaring Zelda

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Zelda and Fitzgerald meet at a country club dance in her hometown in Alabama 1918 when she's just seventeen years old. He's a young army officer full of ambition to become a famous writer, and she's a restless and slightly spoiled girl with an overwhelming sense of fun.

What Did F. Scott Fitzgerald Think of The Great Gatsby, the Movie, in 1926? He Walked Out

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 06.06.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

I have my own opinions on former film versions, and I think they all fail for the same reason: Fitzgerald's language has already done all the cinematic work for the actors, directors, set designers and producers. Baz Luhrmann's new movie may well supersede the earlier film Gatsbys, but can it supersede the novel?

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Practical Joker

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
R. Clifton Spargo

There are many, many ways to play the fool, and Scott and Zelda tried more than a few of them. In the early 1920s life was all fun and games for the world's best known flapper and her writer husband -- and being famous, it often seemed, was nothing more than a lark.

A Financial Asset -- Debunking Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.29.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

There were so many terrific words and phrases in the '20s, why not use them? If you're claiming your novel strives for verisimilitude with the lives, and if you cite to the biographies and letters and critical studies, then make the language real, too.

The Reluctant Irishman: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Me

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 05.14.2013 | Books
R. Clifton Spargo

This Saint Patrick's Day, on a holiday when everybody becomes Irish without worrying about the burdens, joys, and costs of being Irish in history, let's remember America's great Irish writer, Scott Fitzgerald.

LOOK: Legendary Author's Home Goes On The Market.. It's Not The House His Wife Burned Down

Posted 01.31.2013 | DC

The Baltimore house where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of his most notable works, and lived some of his toughest years, is for sale -- and it's reas...

HuffPost Review: Midnight in Paris

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's a strain of magical realism that runs through the filmography of Woody Allen that pops up -- and delightfully so -- in his newest film, Midnight in Paris.

Rethinking Zelda

Caroline Leavitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Caroline Leavitt

When I think of Zelda Fitzgerald, I think of a woman who would risk everything she had to craft the life and art she wanted, on her own terms. Isn't that what a true artist is?

Let's Bring Back: Culinary Delectables Edition (PHOTOS)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lesley M. M. Blume

It's funny how much New York City's culinary scene has changed in recent years. Carrie Bradshaw and her cohorts embodied neon-y bottle culture; they even brunched in a sea of uber-modern white spaces. Yet these days, old-things-new is the chicest aesthetic going.

LA Fashion Week: John Sakalis's Fall 2010 Collection Pays Homage to Zelda Fitzgerald

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mary Hall

Although it may not have the big names, or the sound and the fury of the more popular venues, LA Fashion week has its own unique voice.