Celebrating Zelda Fitzgerald's Birthday
Zelda Fitzgerald was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on July 24, 1900. She was the sixth and youngest child of Minnie and Judge Anthony Sayre. Named for a gypsy queen in one of her mother’s novels, Zelda quickly became know for her escapades around town. As she got older, according to Nancy Milford’s 1970 biography, “Zelda was on the verge of becoming the most spectacular belle Montgomery would ever know.”
Each year, the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery celebrates Zelda’s birthday with punch, cake and, this year, a signing of the graphic novel “Superzelda” with Italian author Tiziana lo Porto. She will talking about her book, and Capitol Books will be on hand to make sure there are plenty of copies for the author to sign. The public is welcome to attend for free, and the party starts at 2 p.m.
With the release of “The Great Gatsby” movie in May, many have deemed this the “summer of Zelda.” We’ve done our best to pay tribute to her in the links below. We’re also celebrating Hemingway’s birthday this week and suggest mixing up The Bailey cocktail, a specialty of both Hem and Zelda’s friend Gerald Murphy. We can just picture Zelda sipping with her hair blowing in the wind while vacationing on the French Riviera.