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Category Archives: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hemingway v. Fitzgerald

As a young screenwriter who helped but a little on the script of a recent movie featuring Frederic March, I’m stunned the star invites me to his lavish Beverly Hills home to watch a screening of the documentary The Spanish Earth written and narrated by Ernest Hemingway, who Frederic says will be there along with […]

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Freud and Wife Visit Picasso

In Paris Lucian and I again socialized with other glamorous and creative people, and most mornings he painted while I wrote, imagining myself a female Fitzgerald thirty years after Scott had brought exotic but doomed Zelda to this marvelous city. Several Parisiennes told me Lucian and I might be an even more dazzling couple. Within […]

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Hemingway Fifty Years Dead

Early morning on a July second Ernest Hemingway, battered by decades of alcoholism, assailed by a brain injured in one car and two plane crashes, haunted by a lifelong fear of inherited mental illness and certain that it and rapid aging had forever rendered him paranoid and defeated, quietly arose from a bedroom separate from […]

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