Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, February 22, 1975 Picture album on Fitzgeralds NFB productions y Daughter compiles book on famous parents may win Oscars 111 ARRI ITT By EVE SIIARBUTT NEW YORK Scottie Fitzgerald Smith has com- piled a book about her famous parents, Scott and Zelda Fitz- gerald, for self-protection. "People have often asked me, sometimes almost reproachfully, why I haven't written more about my parents. The answer is very simple: I'd be a big disap- pointment if I did." She did the next best thing: published a book based on the Fitzgerald's scrapbooks and photo albums, telling about them in their own words. The Romantic Egoists: A Pic- torial Autobiography from the Albums of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald is the result. Fitzgerald's first novel, written at Princeton Univer- sity, was to have been titled The Romantic Egoist but sev- eral revisions later it became This Side of Paradise. "People were always asking to see the Mrs. Smith said. "Edges were wearing, articles becoming torn. I thought the books ought to be preserved somehow, so we've condensed them, concentrating on things that should be especially il- luminating." Ninety per cent of the book's illustrations, including reviews and letters, were taken from the seven scrap- books and five photograph al- bums. I k I k ,l k r it r i Don't Say "Hello" SAY Listening Radio" EXAMPLE: If you're in Taber you're in C-JOCK Country It pays to listen to And Win If you can guess the town that John Scott Black will name in C-JOCK Country you win 1220 RADIO r Now 53, Mrs. Smith was a student at Vassar when her father died in 1940. She was working in New York when her mother died in a hospital fire in 1948. Dance programs, baby an- nouncements, paper dolls Zelda made for young Scottie and an eight-page color insert reproducing Zelda's paintings are included along with pub- lished stories. Prof. Matthew J. Bruccoli of University of South Caro- lina and Joan P. Kerr, former picture editor at Life and American Scottie's classmate at Vas- to compile the book. Much of the material has been published before, but not under one cover. "By the time I finally grew up enough to think of life as something other than a chain of hot fudge sundaes and Fred .Astaire-Ginger Rogers movies, Daddy was in Holly- wood and our communication largely Scottie writes in her introduction to the book. "I've come to see my parents (through the book) through my own pair of spectacles rather than through the eyes of others; and second, I've paid a trib- ute to them which was long overdue." An especially interesting part of the book deals with the ledgers Fitzgerald kept for each year of his life to 1937. He recorded memorable events and at the top of each page a comment on whether the year was good or bad. The ledgers also contain a com- plete list of everything he wrote and what became of it. Mrs. Smith resembles some early photographs of her mother square faced, blonde, attractive. She finds it "interesting and odd" thather mother should be viewed by some feminists as a woman's lib heroine. "Many people see my fa- ther as a male chauvinist and think he tried to keep my mother from using her talent. I don't agree with that theory. I think he tried to help her achieve something on her he did with stories and articles she wrote. "He wanted her to go to art school because her .talent for painting was evident. He didn't get upset about her dabbling in ballet until she hurt herself. He only opposed publication of Save Me the Waltz (Mrs. Fitzgerald's auto- biographical novel) because she was writing about the same period, the same things, he was writing about then. "I do not look upon that as competition between a man and a woman, a husband and wife, but as competition be- tween two professionals." She remembered Fitz- gerald's letters to her at Vas- sar: "He wanted me to achieve in college, despite my frivolous tendencies." He urg- ed her not to drink, cautioned her about boy-friends, sent her reading lists. Mrs. Smiths' next project is writing a family history "just for the. children." "Kids are going to lose con- tact with where they came from, the pattern of families, things every person needs to know. I consider it fascinating that my great-grandfather went to Minnesota to work in the wholesale grocery busi- ness when he was nine years old. Life always was tough." LIVES IN WASHINGTON Mrs. Smith has three chil- dren, two daughters and a son, and is proud of her new grandchildren; identical twin boys. She lives with her hus- band in Washington but com- mutes regularly to Montgom- ery, Ala., to be near her mother's sister, now 85. "My first job out of Vassar was working as a trainee at she recalled. "All the male reporters were off to war and eventually I went to work at the New Yorker. I think I was the original per- son who, when I was hired, was walking down the hall when Harold Ross looked around to his secretary and said, 'I'd hire Mrs. Smith moved to Wash- ington in 1950 to work for the Democratic Digest, a publica- tion of the Democratic Na- tional Committee. "My first love is writing for she said. She worked for the Northern Vir- ginia Sun, New York Times and Washington Post, and once wrote a book about women in the Washington press corps titled Don't Quote Me. "I don't want to ride on Daddy's hard she said. "I want to be my own person and do my own thing." Copper OTTAWA (CP) Two highly acclaimed National Film Board productions, Hunger, and The Family That Dwelt Apart, have been nominated for Oscars, it was announced Friday. Oscars winners will be an- nounced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood April 8. Hunger, a production of Peter Foldes with the help of the National Research Coun- cil's computers, already has won prizes in film festivals in Cannes, Edinburgh, Chicago and Barcelona. It is an 11- minute story on the gluttony of man. The Family That Dwelt Apart, a story of overkilling with kindness, was directed by Yvon Malette and based on a story by E.B. White. It pre- viously won prizes in the Canadian Film Awards and in the Chicago International Film Festival. The two films will vie for Oscar honors in the category of best animated shorts. Lethbridge Public Library presents "TRAVEL CHAT" HUNGARY with Alice Takacs WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26 8 P.M. LIBRARY THEATRE GALLERY ADMISSION FREE! DISNEYLAND FEATURING: Disneyland. San Francisco. San Disgo Las Vegas. Sail Lake City and more. ESCORTED 14 DAYS FAMILY FARES FROM LAS VEGAS RENO FEATURING: Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City. Lake Tahoe, Virginia City, Mormon Tabernacle and more. 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The Churchill operation opened in April, 1970, and was closed due to low copper prices in October, 1971, and reopened in January, 1973. The Churchill closure would bring-the total of British Columbia miners laid off or put out of work because of closures in the last six months to about SLA dossiers seized OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) compiled dossiers on dozens of promi- nent local businessmen and designated five of them as "possible people to court documents reveal. The dossiers, seized in an FBI raid on a suspected SLA hideout in Los Angeles last year, included information on the targets' business and cultural ties and photographs of their wives. The documents and other SLA evidence seized by authorities were the subject of a preliminary hearing in Alameda County Superior Court for Joseph Remiro and Russell Little. The two are charged with killing Oakland schools superintendent Mar- cus Fostei; Nov. 6, WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT The University Of Lethbridge SATURDAY, FEB. 22 Pronghorn Basketball vj. U. of S. Women p.m. Men: p.m. U. of L. gym SUNDAY, FEB. 23 Pronghorn Basketball vi. U. ol S. and p.m. U. of L. gym TUESDAY, FEB. 25 Poolry Reading by Canadian poet, Gary Public Library p.m. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26 Education Seminar "ImpliMtlonj 'of Clinical Supervision for the Improvement of Classroom Instruction" by Dr. J. Thorliciui U of L Boom A790 p.m. U. of L. concert Series The Purcell String Quartet Vates Centre p.m. Public Board of Governors Meeting Room A790 p.m. THURSDAY, FEB. 27 Noon Hour Concert A program of experimental mujic recorded In the university's electronic mutic laboratory Room No. p.m, For further information on any of the above, contact Information at 329-2582. 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