Beloved Infidel

Beloved Infidel Autobiography love story and literary history this classic memoir is the very best portrait of F Scott Fitzgerald that has yet been put into print So wrote critic Edmund Wilson about this internati

  • Title: Beloved Infidel
  • Author: Sheilah Graham
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Autobiography, love story, and literary history, this classic memoir is the very best portrait of F Scott Fitzgerald that has yet been put into print So wrote critic Edmund Wilson about this international best seller in 1959 Sheilah Graham paints an intimate yet objective portrait of Fitzgerald turning out screenplays in late 1930s Hollywood to pay his debts, frequAutobiography, love story, and literary history, this classic memoir is the very best portrait of F Scott Fitzgerald that has yet been put into print So wrote critic Edmund Wilson about this international best seller in 1959 Sheilah Graham paints an intimate yet objective portrait of Fitzgerald turning out screenplays in late 1930s Hollywood to pay his debts, frequently drunk and increasingly despondent over his declining literary reputation Strengthened and encouraged by Graham, Fitzgerald started his last and most ambitious novel, The Last Tycoon Graham served as his model for the character Kathleen But in 1940 he died in her home before completing the book In Beloved Infidel, Graham also traces her own life, a tale part Cinderella, part Pygmalion that begins in her native England Her early career on the stage and in journalism led her to Hollywood and a thirty five year career as a gossip columnist Graham died in November 1988.

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    1. Sheilah Graham 15 September 1904 17 November 1988 was an English born, nationally syndicated American gossip columnist during Hollywood s Golden Age Along with Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper, Graham came to wield sufficient power to make or break Hollywood careers prompting her to describe herself as the last of the unholy trio Graham was also known for her relationship with F Scott Fitzgerald, a relationship she played a significant role in immortalizing, through her autobiographical account of that period, Beloved Infidel, a best seller, which was also made into a film In her youth, she had been a showgirl, and a freelance writer for Fleet Street in London, and had published several short stories and two novels These early experiences would converge in her career in Hollywood, that spanned nearly four decades, as a successful columnist and author from

    2. I actually didn't realize what this book was until I picked it up to read it after owning it for upwards of 10 years. It is the story of F Scott Fitzgerald as told by his mistress, Hollywood gossip columnist and former orphanage-dweller Sheilah Graham. Her story before Scott is way more interesting and far less degrading that her time with him.Hey ladies. Don't get all romantic about F Scott Fitzgerald. He is the worst bad boyfriend ever. LET'S BREAK IT DOWN.- He is married- He has intense bouts [...]

    3. This is worthwhile only for the insight into the last couple years of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life (which is handled far more skillfully in Budd Schulberg's "The Disenchanted"). Grahame was clearly an ambitious, self-centered, self-serving, self-promoting star-chaser. It is somewhat entertaining (depending on your taste for irony, I suppose) to observe her attempts to write herself as some sort of real-life Chauncey Gardiner, to whom everything happens by accident, without her instigation or activ [...]

    4. The first half of the book focuses on the author's incredibly interesting life up to the time she came to live in Hollywood. The remainder of the book recounts her love affair with F. Scott Fitzgerald, and offers insight into his Hollywood years. I was unaware of this book until recently, and as Fitzgerald fan I completely devoured it.

    5. real trashy but in a kind of valley of the dolls way? so of course i blew through it. the book did not paint a very flattering picture of fitzgerald imo, but i think that graham (who is, incidentally, a mansplainer's dream girl) meant to.

    6. Although a little slow at the beginning, Beloved Infidel, the autobiography of Sheilah Graham, picks up the pace to tell the story of an orphan girl who manages to have a brief theatrical career before becoming an entertainment journalist during the 1930s. Graham's story is interesting, but her claim to fame is her four-year on and off affair with F. Scott Fitzgerald at the end of his life. In many respects, this book is about Graham's romances, from her sham marriage to John Graham to her vario [...]

    7. Ostensibly about the relationship of Sheila Graham and F. Scott Fitzgerald, he does not enter until past the halfway mark. When I realize that the "beloved infidel" of the title is really Ms Graham, the emphasis on her in the memoir makes sense. Her life is quite interesting, rising from nothing and becoming one of the more notable personalities of mid-twentieth century America. Armed with pluck, gumption, and good looks, she carves out a successful Hollywood writing career describing the lives [...]

    8. Though the narration was campy and melodramatic at times, the content remained compelling and was even heartbreaking at times. Even if a reader does not particularly care about F. Scott Fitzgerald, the universal aspects of the human experience (abandonment, neglect, shame, love, alcoholism, talent, insecurity, etc.) are still intriguing and inviting. Entertaining, but only recommended for those seeking a more intimate view of the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, through the eyes of a woman who loved [...]

    9. Sheilah Graham was F. Scott Fitzgerald's gossip columnist girlfriend. The best part of this book is the title, which isn't even her own work. It was Scott's description of her. The book is actually about her. The story, itself, is interesting. She did lead quite a remarkable life. I just wish Scott had been the one to pen it! It's worth reading for anecdotes about him. (He was a real pill to her, by the way).

    10. The fact that I even know about this book shows my age (it was published eons ago , 1958) as well as my penchant for non-fiction biography. anyway, it is the love story of f. scott fitzgerald and Hollywood columnist sheila graham. Setting is old Hollywood - I found the insight into fitzgerald fascinating.

    11. I rate this high not because I think the writing is particularly good, nor because I feel compelled to promote Sheilah Graham, but rather, being a great Fitzgerald fan, I am happy to learn something more about his humanity.

    12. Sheilah Graham's moving account of her love affair with F. Scott Fitzgerald. He was a difficult man and so hard to love, but she did, and tells the story beautifully here.

    13. This was so good!!! I read it in preparation for a Last Days of F. Scott Fitzgerald walking tour in West Hollywood.

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