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April 24, 1993
Timothy Hutton will portray F. Scott Fitzgerald and Natasha Richardson will play his wife in "Zelda," a TV movie that the TNT cable channel expects to debut later this year. The film will chronicle the couple's high living during the 1920s and her breakdown in the years that followed.
August 6, 1995
I just can't wait to see "The Prisoner of Zelda" (Movie Listings, July 30). Don't tell me, let me guess. A swashbuckling zendup of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender Is the Night"? ARTHUR LONDON Malibu Was the prisoner Dobie Gillis or Maynard G. Krebs? Will you be contacting Assemblywoman Sheila J. Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) for research assistance? PAUL YOUNG El Segundo
July 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
James Joyce's "Ulysses," the epic story about one man's journey during a single day in Dublin, Ireland, has been unanimously selected by a panel of scholars and writers as the best English-language novel of the century. F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" was second, and Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" was third. The selections by the Modern Library's editorial board in New York were generally older, recognized classics.
June 21, 1992
If Deanne Stillman ("Cairo by the Mohave," Guest Bites Town, May 10) wants to do a brilliant, ironic, erudite, warmed-over takeoff on Aldoux Huxley and F. Scott Fitzgerald, why doesn't she skip the comparisons to Rome and Cairo and visit Athens. It's an unincorporated area just south and east of Inglewood, not too far from Watts. Not just now, though. They're a little impatient at present with ancient history. FRED SCIFERS Downey
December 3, 1995
I read with great enthusiasm Sergio Ortiz's article, "New Orleans, They Wrote" (Sept. 24), particularly a five-paragraph reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald. As both a writer of New Orleans and ardent scholar of Fitzgerald, I thought that in Ortiz I had somehow run across an undiscovered gem of "Fitzgeraldia." However, upon returning to my sources, I find no mention of any stint in New Orleans "while revising the galleys of his first novel 'This Side of Paradise.' " The entire affair is placed by all sources (including Fitzgerald's own essay "Early Success")
June 12, 1995
Ellen Semple Barry, 96, a nationally recognized portrait artist whose subjects ranged from Lady Bird Johnson to American poet-laureate Archibald MacLeish. Widow of playwright Philip Barry, who wrote more than 20 successful plays, among them "The Philadelphia Story" and "Hotel Universe." The Barrys' social circle included Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Her paintings hang in the National Portrait Gallery, the National Democratic Headquarters and in government buildings in Washington.
January 3, 2009
Re "In Other Words," by Susan King, Dec. 29: While the feature film versions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels and stories are for the most part wanting (though from this vantage point, parts of the Kazan/Pinter "Last Tycoon" work very well), the best regarded film adaptation of a Fitzgerald story is probably "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" (1976), scripted and directed by Joan Micklin Silver for PBS' "The American Short Story." Silver and her young, talented cast really captured the feel and nuance of Fitzgerald's story; Shelley Duvall was outstanding as Bernice.
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