F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Automobile


We try to bring updates on the nativities as we run across them so our readers can understand their cultural context.  Here's something on F. Scott Fitzgerald from the New Yorker Magazine,  March 2015, on how the automobile changed American society.  Is he right though?  Wasn't "bundling" a Pilgrim tradition?¹  Or how bout going out … Continue reading F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Automobile

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#118 The IT Girl, Clara Bow


Clara Bow was born in Brooklyn, New York City on July 29, 1905 to Robert and Sarah (nee Gordon)  Bow.   She was the third child born to them, at her uncle's, a Methodist minister, house at 697 Bergen Street; their  first two girls, Alene and Emily, dying shortly after birth.  The parents expected the same … Continue reading #118 The IT Girl, Clara Bow

#341 Star Crossed Scott Fitzgerald


Born in St. Paul Minnesota on September 24, 1896, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald really was named after the relative who penned the national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.   He joked once driving by his ancestor's statue in Baltimore  “Don’t let Uncle Frank see me drunk!"   Scott was urbane and Princeton educated, yet he and the … Continue reading #341 Star Crossed Scott Fitzgerald