Sunday, July 19, 2009
Fitzgerald in Hollywood
In July 1937 F. Scott Fitzgerald traveled to Hollywood on a six-month contract with M.G.M. for a thousand dollars a week. He was 40 years-old, no longer famous, and deep in debt. He moved into the Garden of Allah, where he met gossip columnist Sheila Graham. Fitzgerald’s last story published in The Saturday Evening Post is titled "Trouble." It was Fitzgerald who said there are no second acts in American life. He would die before his own began. F. Scott Fitzgerald appears seven times in A Book of Ages.