The Story Of Mrs. Fitzgerald

Theater: ‘The Last Flapper’
Diedre Bollinger as Zelda Fitzgerald in “The Last Flapper.” Photo by Marsden Epworth

It’s not easy to be rebellious, sexy, daring, ambitious, female and youthful all at once. It was especially not easy in the South at the start of the 20th century. But there she was, the adolescent Zelda Sayre, bobbing her hair, drinking, running out at night, teasing boys, relishing impropriety and wild to leave Montgomery, Ala.

F. Scott Fitzgerald gave her a way out, and, she hoped, a way up.

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