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Sunday, May 26, 2013

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

With all of the attention being paid to "The Great Gatsby," let's take a moment to remember how beautiful Scott and Zelda were in their prime. Life would not always be kind to them, but they sure did shine beautifully, didn't they?

Scott & Zelda

Scott
Young, beautiful and brilliant
People try so hard to believe in leaders now, pitifully hard. But we no sooner get a popular reformer or politician or soldier or writer or philosopher — a Roosevelt, a Tolstoi, a Wood, a Shaw, a Nietzsche, than the cross-currents of criticism wash him away. My Lord, no man can stand prominence these days. It's the surest path to obscurity. People get sick of hearing the same name over and over.
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, This Side of Paradise
Scott looking very much like the Arrow Collar Man




Zelda

Zelda - La Belle Flapper



"The Circus"  - painted by Zelda in 1938

Zelda - by artist Heather Shirin
Now I am off to read "Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald" because a flapper's work is never done.

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