Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Love Story

Everybody Was So Young

This is the story about Gerald and Sara Murphy, expatriate Americans who moved to the French Riviera and became friends with Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Cole Porter among others. They made life a work of art but they also faced great tragedy with courage. They invented sunbathing. You may also like to read "Living Well is the Best Revenge"Calvin Tomkins' account of the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy.

Tender is the Night was inspired by this couple.

"It was like a great fair, and everybody was so young." ~ Sara Murphy

via Pigtown blog

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