Last April, I toured the Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. It’s taken me this long to write about it.
In the Beginning…
They met at a country club in Montgomery, Alabama. Scott was a mid-western boy, a 2nd lieutenant assigned to a nearby infantry. He was a Princeton dropout. Zelda, an uninhibited southern belle, was the seventeen-year-old daughter of a wealthy Alabama Supreme Court Judge.
Zelda needed a husband who could maintain a certain lifestyle. The lifestyle she’d always known.
He was desperate for her. For the wannabe writer, it was love at first sight.
After some urging, they married on April 3, 1920 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, one week after his debut novel, This Side of Paradise, was published.Continue Reading