Toward the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
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In 1936, the witty columnist Sheilah Graham leaves her noble British fiancé and travels in the Queen Mary from Southampton, England, to New York. She seeks out the editor of the North American Newspaper Alliance, John Wheeler, offering her services but he sends her to the Daily Mirror. Sheilah becomes successful and John offers a job in Hollywood to write a gossip column about the stars. When Sheilah meets the decadent writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, they immediately fall in love. Sheilah discovers that Scott accepts any job to financially support his wife Zelda that is in asylum, and his daughter at a boarding school. She opens her heart to him and tells the truth about her origins; but their relationship is affected by his drinking problem.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Robert Carter character, who makes short, humorous films, represents Robert Benchley, whose 1935 film, How to Sleep, won Best Short Subject in 1935. Fitzgerald met Sheilah Graham at a party at Robert Benchley's apartment near Fitzgerald's in the Garden of Allah apartment building. Benchley was an American humorist who began working on films in 1925, and made a number of short films for MGM and Paramount during the 1930s similar to the one in character Robert Carter's scene in Beloved Infidel. During the 1920s, he was a member of the Algonquin Round Table in New York, and an editor and columnist for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and New York World. See more »
After Graham arrives in New York, a shot of her standing on the street shows 1940s and 50s cars reflected in a store window next to her, even though the scene is set in 1936. See more »
I thought it was fun. The acting was captivating to me. But I missed the beginning and the end. I wonder if they lived happily together for a long time. I thought the Last Tycoon was a great movie. Didn't the New York Publishers give him the advance he wanted? ; ) You think he drank too much? She was sort of a party pooper wasn't she?
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