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#035 - Save Me The Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald & Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Release Date: 06/25/2017

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The Gribshnobler and LadyMsGee get into a discussion of two novels of the Fitzgeralds: Save Me The Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald and Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  LadyMsGee shares a great deal of information culled from much research, including the autobiographical and historical elements of each novel, the Fitzgeralds' difficult marriage, Zelda's difficulties with mental health and treatment, and more. This episode will be of particular interest to Zelda fans, or those who would like to know more about her life and artistic work.

Supplemented with two pieces of 1920s 78 rpm jazz, and two pieces of classical music mentioned in Save Me The Waltz.

We were inspired to do this episode by the TV series Z: The Beginning of Everything, starring Christina Ricci and David Hoflin. Watch the show on Amazon

Save Me The Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald is available from Amazon (includes all of her other written works) and Audible

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald is available from Amazon and Audible

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (basis for the TV series) is available from Amazon and Audible

An article featuring some of the artwork of Zelda Fitzgerald: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/04/15/zelda-fitzgerald-art/

  

Music in this Episode

 

1. Southern Serenaders: Runnin' Wild (1922)

Available here: https://archive.org/details/RunninWild_924

 

2. C. Mack; J. Johnson; Lee Roy and his Band: The Charleston

Available here: https://archive.org/details/78_the-charleston_c.-mack-j.-johnson-lee-roy-and-his-band_gbia0000332a

 

3. Johann Strauss, Vienna Waltz Orchestra: Tales from the Vienna Woods

available here: https://archive.org/details/78_tales-from-the-vienna-woods_vienna-waltz-orchestra-johann-strauss_gbia0006923a

 

4. Charles Gounod, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Wilfred Pelletier, cond.
Live performance, Dec. 31, 1949: Faust - Introduction

Available here: https://archive.org/details/FaustOrchIntroOpeningdiStefanoPelletier

 

Other Materials

 

Films:

Tender is the Night (1962) dir. by Henry King

F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Last of the Belles (1974) dir. George Schaefer

The Great Gatsby (2013) dir. Baz Luhrman

 

Fiction:

This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, and the short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Biographies:

Zelda: Her Voice in Paradise by Sally Cline

Sometimes Madness is Wisdom: Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, a Marriage by Kendall Taylor

 

Historical/Biographical Fiction:

The Paris Wife by Paula McClain