23 August 2011

The Children of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

By: Isabel Roman
In this case the child of. Frances Scott "Scottie" Fitzgerald (October 26, 1921 – June 16, 1986) was the only child of Zelda Sayre and F. Scott Fitzgerald. She is buried next to her parents at St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland.

Couldn't find much about her, but since I didn't know she existed before my search, I learned everything there was on the internet! Everything in this blog is from either the Wiki article or the IMDB page.

Upon her birth, Zelda reportedly said that she hoped Frances would be a "beautiful little fool." In The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan says this at the birth of her daughter. Ah, fiction from life.

A writer, political activist, patron of the arts, and newspaper reporter, serving on the staffs of Time, The New Yorker, The Democratic Digest, and The Northern Virginia Sun, where she was chief political writer. She also wrote for The New York Times and The Washington Post. Also a playwright, composer, producer of musicals, and a Democratic Party activist.

Author of three books: 'Don't Quote Me' (about the women of the Washington press); 'The Romantic Egotists' (a pictorial biography of her parents); and 'An Alabama Journal 1977', (written after her return to Montgomery in 1973).

Married twice, she had four children (this from the wiki article-IMDB claims 3 from the second marriage, difficult to corroborate anything on her!)

Isabel Roman is the pseudonym used by writing team Christine Koehler and Marisa Velez. Their Victorian Druids series has been featured on The Home Shopping Network and is available in bookstores everywhere. Currently they're working on a Prohibition-era series and wondering why time flies so quickly. Visit the Isabel Roman blog!


Dr J said...

Those of us who were raised on the Fitzgerald novels don't often think about their lives beyond the stuff that was made a part of their public glitz. Yet this woman sounds fascinating and whatever her parents may have communicated to her, she obviously lived a full and productive life which smacks of the kind of "move out and don't be afraid to be different" like her mom and dad. Thanks for the post.

P.L. Parker said...

Interesting post - I am enjoying the "children of" theme here lately.

Isabel Roman said...

I think she definitely had her parents' sense of adventure, but she made her own way in the world. So many children of (that I read that is) don't bother to do more than live off their parents' money. Sad but true.