Chapter 13 Notes:

1 ZSF,' A Millionaire's Girl', Collected Writings, pp. 331-2.

2 ZSF, 'Show Mr. and Mrs. F. To Number -', Collected Writings, p. 424.

3 'Boo Boo' was Zelda's new name for Scottie. All these letters are from Ambassadors Hotel, Los Angeles, co183, Box 4, Folders 4-13, PUL.

4 ZSF, 'Show Mr. and Mrs. F. To Number -', p. 424.

5 Lois Moran joined the Paris Opera as a ballerina aged only fourteen. At fifteen she acted in her first (French) film. She made her U.S. debut in 1925 in Goldwyn's Stella Dallas.

6 ZSF, 'Autobiographical Sketch', 16 Mar. 1932, written at Phipps Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, for her psychiatrists, in particular Dr. Mildred T. Squires.

7 As an expert seamstress, she had designed her own clothes for years following Manhattan fashions.

8 Radie Harris, 'Movie Monotypes', reproduced in Bruccoli et al., eds., Romantic Egoists, p.150.

9 This is the version given by Bruccoli (Epic Grandeur, pp. 300-1) and Milford (Zelda, p.131). There are other versions. In Fitzgerald's Ledger he makes the enigmatic note 'The watch' in January, when they were in fact still in Hollywood, and in July: 'Rows. New watch'. These sparse notations suggest there was a watch incident two months earlier than the train journey, and a loss that involved a renewal purchase, though no indication as to whether the loss was accidental or deliberate. Zelda's friend Livye Hart recalled: 'Zelda was very careless with her personal effects, clothes, jewelry etc. and so very thoughtlessly she laid the watch on the commode in the bathroom, from where it was accidentally brushed and flushed. Zelda caring very little for jewelry, most casually informed me of what had happened' (Livye Hart Ridgeway, 'A Profile of Zelda', Sara Mayfield Collection, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa). This version is adopted by Koula Hartnett (Zelda Fitzgerald, p. 123). Livye also told Mayfield she never knew Zelda to deny any story about herself no matter how absurd or damaging, so Zelda may have given credence to the train window disposal story (Mayfield, Exiles, p. 122). It may even have been true. Certainly the deliberate disposal of the watch is psychologically in line with Zelda's other 1926-28 destructive actions against things she considered of value. That it was her wristwatch Zelda threw away may have much to do with the fact that Moran's hobby was collecting wristwatches because she kept breaking them (Radie Harris, 'Movie Monotypes').

10 'Jacob's Ladder', Saturday Evening Post, 20 Aug. 1927; 'Magnetism', ibid., 3 Mar. 1928. In Tender Is the Night many of the words and much of the content from 'Jacob's Ladder' are repeated. For instance lines relating to the 'grand scale' and to the older man 'chilled by the innocence of her kiss' are repeated almost verbatim. Tender Is the Night (first published 1934), Penguin, 1986 (first edition with emendations), p. 74.

11 FSF, 'Jacob's Ladder', Bits of Paradise, Penguin Books, 1982, pp. 145, 147, 149, 153.

12 The Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. with introduction by Malcolm Cowley, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1952, p. 226.

13 ZSF,' A Millionaire's Girl', Collected Writings, p. 336.

14 Scottie had sent Zelda a cross and in Hollywood Zelda had begun obsessively kissing it.

15 Mayfield, Exiles, p. 119.

16 Ann Henley, 'Sara Haardt and "The Sweet Flowering South''', Alabama Heritage 31, Winter 1994, p. 16.

17 John had married Anna Rupert, a childhood neighbour and the daughter of a successful manufacturer, in 1925.

18 ZSF, 'Show Mr. and Mrs. F. to Number -', Collected Writings, p. 425.

19 Frances Fitzgerald Smith in Carolyn Shafer, 'To Spread a Human Aspiration', p. 36.

20 ZSF, 'Show Mr. and Mrs. F. to Number -', Collected Writings, p. 425.

21 ZSF,' Autobiographical Sketch', 16 Mar. 1932.

22 Cecilia Taylor to Milford, 10 Aug. 1965, Milford, Zelda, pp. 136-7.

23 ZSF,' Autobiographical Sketch', 16 Mar. 1932.

24 ZSF to Van Vechten, 6 Sep. 1927, Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature.

25 Cecilia Taylor to Milford, 10 Aug. 1965, Milford, Zelda, p. 137.

26 In Montgomery, where 'paper dolls. . . were homemade and a tradition', Zelda as a child had made and designed them for other children. Catalogue, Retrospective Exhibition, Montgomery, 1974, p. 7.

27 Scottie Fitzgerald Smith, Foreword to Bits of Paradise, pp. 8-9.

28 I am indebted to Rebecca Stott's suggestion that Zelda's dancing and doll-making are reminiscent of Sylvia Plath's feminization of her childhood: ballet, piano, sewing -- women's accomplishments.

29 Zelda eventually left these books to Scottie, who handed them on to her painter daughter Eleanor Lanahan, who still owns them.

30 Jane S. Livingston has a full discussion of this point, Zelda: An Illustrated Life, ed. Eleanor Lanahan, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1996, p. 84.

31 Winzola McLendon, 'Scott and Zelda', Ladies Home Journal 91, Nov. 1974, p. 60.

32 Kendall Taylor suggests that it is Amy Thomas on the goose. This author however feels it is unlikely that Amy wore a butcher's apron, trousers or mustache.

33 ZSF to Carl Van Vechten, 6 Sep. 1927.

34 Carolyn Shafer to the author, Mar. 2001.

35 Amy Thomas to Koula Hartnett, 23 Dec. 1981, Hartnett, Zelda Fitzgerald, p. 148.

36 ZSF, 'Autobiographical Sketch'. 37 ZSF to Van Vechten, 27 May 1927.

38 ZSF to Van Vechten, 29 May 1927.

39 ZSF to Van Vechten, 14 June 1927.

40 ZSF, 'Autobiographical Sketch'.

41 Sara Murphy to ZSF, 28 June 1927, co183, Box 5, Folder 17, PUL.

42 'Stoppies' mentioned in Ledger for August and September in the context of rows and little writing.

43 ZSF, 'The Changing Beauty of Park Avenue', Collected Writings, pp. 403-5.

44 ZSF, 'Looking Back Eight Years', Collected Writings, p. 409.

45 ZSF, 'Who Can Fall in Love After Thirty?', Collected Writings, pp. 412-13.

46 Scott's alleged reason was that in order to get Photoplay magazine to pay up he wrote to Paul Reynolds at the Reynolds agency claiming that Zelda's article was his. He further claimed that the reason he hadn't asked his agent to handle it for him was it was too small a matter. When Harold Ober later placed the article, he too did not want to reveal Zelda was the author.

47 Broccoli, Epic Grandeur, p. 304.

48 Ibid.

49 FSF to Ober, received 2 Feb. 1928, As Ever, p. 94.

50 Quoted in Donaldson, Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald, p. 111.

51 Ibid., p. 112.

52 Hartnett, Zelda Fitzgerald, p. 122. John and Anna Biggs, Ernest Boyd, Edmund Wilson, Thornton Wilder, Gilbert Seldes, Zoe Atkins, Joseph Hergesheimer were among regular visitors in 1927.

53 Mayfield, Exiles, p. 119.

54 James Thurber, Credos and Curios, Harper & Row, New York, 1962, p. 154.

55 Hartnett, Zelda Fitzgerald, p. 148.

56 Mellow, Invented Lives, p. 305.

57 ZSF, 'Autobiographical Sketch'.

58 FSF to Gilbert Seldes, fall 1927. In New York they saw George Jean Nathan, Teddy Chanler, Charles Angoff, Tommy Hitchcock and H. L. Mencken.

59 FSF, Ledger, Sep. 1927.

60 Calvin Tomkins, Living Well, pp. 25-6.

61 In a later letter to one of Zelda's doctors, Scott wrote: 'Began dancing at age 27 and had two severe attacks of facial eczema cured by electric ray treatment' (FSF to Dr. Oscar Forel, 29 Jan. 1931, Life in Letters, p. 204). There is no corroboration for this statement, but if Zelda's skin was her vulnerable feature, there was already sufficient trauma in her life to produce a skin disease without locating the cause in her ballet classes.

62 Quoted in Hartnett, Zelda Fitzgerald, p. 123.

63 ZSF to Van Vechten, 14 Oct. 1927.

64 Mayfield, Exiles, p. 120.

65 16 West Read Street, Baltimore.

66 Conversation between ZSF and Sara Haardt at Ellerslie which Sara turned into an article, submitted in 1928 to Good Housekeeping which bought but never published it.

67 Amy Thomas to Koula Hartnett, Hartnett, Zelda Fitzgerald, p. 164.

 

 

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