How do you love a legend especially one that is in the sunset of his career, is married to another legend and it does not help your reputation to be involved with him? Sheilah Graham came from humble roots and rose to become a respected gossip columnist in the golden age of Hollywood even when what she saw was anything but golden. She falls hard for the dashing F. Scott Fitzgerald while he is busy trying to write screenplays for all the major studios and jump-start his failing novel writing.
Knowing that his southern charm and boyish good looks are just a veneer for the fragile mess underneath she tries to keep him lifted up. Still very attached to Zelda even though she has been institutionalized, Scott is crippled by alcohol, a fear of failure and of being forgotten so he lashes out at the one person who will stand by him no matter how ugly it gets. Sally Koslow gives us a glimpse of the magic and a "Great Gatsby"/"Tender is the Night" look at a love story not many knew about.
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