F. Scott Fitzgerald
- F. Scott Fitzgerald was born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald.
- He was born on September 24, 1896, in ST. Paul, Minnesota.
- He is related to Francis Scott Key who wrote the lyrics to the “Star Spangled Banner.”
- He went to St. Paul Academy.
- He graduated from the “Newman School.”
- In 1917, he dropped out of school and joined the U.S. Army.
- He was commissioned to a Second Lieutenant in the infantry and was assigned to a camp named “Camp Sheridan” in Montgomery, Alabama, where there he fell in love with 18 year old, Zelda Sayre.
- When the war ended Fitzgerald moved to New York City to make a career in advertising lucrative, enough to get Zelda to marry him.
- Fitzgerald and Zelda had a daughter, Frances Scott “Scottie” Fitzgerald.
- Married to Zelda Sayre.
- Fitzgerald began writing many pieces through this time in his life due to war and his family.
- Zelda was an american novelist.
- During the growing years of the Fitzgerald family Zelda realized that Francis's income wouldn't be able to provide enough money alone to feed his family.
- Zelda then became a novelist as well so she could fulfill her dream.
The Great Gatsby
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was a story that Fitzgerald had made in 1922. However, David Fincher (Movie Director) made a movie about the short story in 2008.
Ø The film was released on December 25, 2008.
Ø The film won 13 Academy Award nominations (Best films made).