Frances Scott Fitzgerald Smith, the only child of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, won recognition in her own right as a writer, political activist, and patron of the arts. Scottie was a reporter by trade.
Emancipated young woman, style icon, muse: for writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald his wife Zelda was all this and much more. For her female peers in the Twenties she represented the courage and talent of the New Woman at the start of the century
“Zelda just wasn’t afraid of anything, of boys, of being talked about; she was absolutely fearless. There was this board rigged up at the swimming pool and, well, almost nobody ever dived from the top. But Zelda did, and I was hard put to match her. I really didn’t want to. She swam and dived as well as any of the boys and better than most of us. She had no more worries than a puppy would have, or a kitten….But she did have a bad reputation….