The Fitzgerald house is gorgeous from the outside. Inside there is item upon item, letter upon letter, and media clip upon media clip of the extravagant Fitzgerald lifestyle and the two people that were so critical during our roaring twenties, F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
They didn't have anything for me to buy!
Why do you keep doing this to me Montgomery?
I have a hot hate for Ernest Hemingway, not so much for his writing (which I thoroughly dislike), but for his personality and alcoholism. I can't stand him. If you do some research he had a pretty interesting friendship with Scott that was sort of entertaining.
If you're told by Hemingway to stop drinking, maybe you should do it.
I will say after touring the site I have a lot more appreciation for what the two of them went through. Zelda is a very interesting, if not damaged, old time Marilyn Monroe. She was beautiful and passionate, and I really don't think she was as crazy as people made her out to be. Her art was stylistic and detailed. A lot of what was shown at the house was from her personal collection. She quit selling her art after a point, I forget why, but I know it had something to do with Scott. I feel like she was sort of overshadowed and marginalized by his success- just another example of a woman that could have been a successful artist if not for her circumstances. It was really sad.
If you're ever in Montgomery, for any reason, I'm very sorry. But if you are there, visit the Fitzgerald House, you won't be disappointed.