She was the kind of girl that climbed on the roof, then phoned the fire department to come rescue her; the kind of rebellious teen who courted scandal by swimming in a nude-colored bathing suit. But, that was just a warm up- preparation for her starring role as high priestess of the Jazz Age.
Struggling to forge an identity beyond the wife of a celebrated literary icon, Zelda pursued dancing, writing, and painting. But heavy drinking, jealously, and mental instability plagued the once “golden” couple. Despite publishing four novels, Scott died a “failure” and Zelda became “that crazy bitch” who kept her husband from reaching his full, creative potential.
But was she really the Lost Generation’s answer to Yoko Ono, or simply a misunderstood muse? Listen, and decide for yourself.
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