Zelda Fitzgerald

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Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (1900-1948) was an artist, writer, and popular-culture icon who helped to establish the Roaring Twenties image of liberated womanhood. She and her husband, novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), embraced the freedoms and excesses of the 1920s Jazz Age, and Zelda was an icon of the "flapper" lifestyle and a symbol of the emerging cultural fascination with youth, conspicuous consumption, and leisure. Although she is best known for her extravagant public persona and descent into mental illness, she is also remembered as an artist and author in her own right, and both her vivacity and tragedy live on in the many characters she inspired in her husband's novels and short stories.

Accomplishments

24 July 1900Birth of Zelda Sayre at South Street, Montgomery, Alabama.May 1918Zelda Sayre graduates from Sidney Lanier High School.July 1918FSF and Zelda Sayre meet at country club dance in Montgomery.3 April 1920Marriage of Scott and Zelda Sayre at rectory of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Honeymoon at Biltmore Hotel.7 October 1932Publication of Zelda’s novel, Save Me the Waltz.29 March-30 April 1934Zelda’s art exhibition in New York.10 March 1948Zelda dies in fire at Highland Hospital.

Books and Stories:Save Me the WaltzBits of ParadiseScandalabraZelda Fitzgerald: The Collected WritingsSouthern GirlThe Girl the Prince LikedA Couple of NutsArticles for:EsquireCollege HumourMcCallsCalled the last Flapper

Lasting Impact

Zeldas books and short stories are still read by many people. Numerous plays and movies have been made about the Fitzgeralds.

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Diasy is based on Zelda. Scott was originally planning on marrying her after returning from the army but couldn't because he couldn't support a family. After giving birth Zelda said she wanted her daughter to become a beautiful foolScott hated Zelda at the end of his life, blaming her for his and their daughters failures.

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