Intimate Lies: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham Her Son's Story

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9780060183431: Intimate Lies: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham Her Son's Story

Using the notes, diaries, and correspondence she bequeathed to him, Sheilah Graham's son reveals the untold love story of his mother and F. Scott Fitzgerald in the late 1930s--a story she could not reveal in Beloved Infidel.

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He was a once-praised novelist and short-story writer who battled alcoholism and obscurity and moved to Los Angeles for his third desperate attempt at making money by screenwriting. She was a British expatriate, an up-and-coming Hollywood gossip columnist with a secret past. Although Sheilah Graham wrote about her romance with F. Scott Fitzgerald after his death (one of the many versions she wrote of her life story, Beloved Infidel, was made into a movie with Deborah Kerr and Gregory Peck), she never quite told anyone the whole truth. Her son, Robert Westbrook, works to set the record straight, using his mother's papers and other resources to place the affair within the contexts of Graham's and Fitzgerald's lives and the "golden age" of filmmaking in which it occurred. The result is a love story peppered with scintillating anecdotes about the movie stars and writers with whom they rubbed elbows, an intimate portrayal of an artistic (but financially ruthless) community as viewed through two of its fiercest aspirants.

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A compelling account of the turbulent romance of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham--a beautifully evoked love story written by Sheilah Graham's son using the papers, diaries, notes, and correspondence she bequeathed to him.

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