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but he was badly beaten when he
tried to stop a cock fight. He spent
two weeks in a U.S. hospital.
Scott returned to California and
back to the arms of his lover, Sheilah Graham. She was the Hollywood
gossip columnist he met shortly after moving to the West Coast. They
were a couple for three years even
though he never divorced Zelda.
Scott immortalized Sheilah as the
inspiration for Kathleen, the female
lead in his novel "The Last Tycoon."
He died of a massive heart attack
in 1940 at the age of 44. Graham
detailed their torturous romance in
"Beloved Infidel," a 1958 bestseller.
It was later made into a movie starring Gregory Peck and Deborah Kerr.
photo Courtesy of North CaroliNa ColleCtioN at paCk MeMorial library, asheville, N.C.
Even the smallest of us
can be part of something very big.
Men in suits carried
out the task of
(1936-1948) as a patient at Highland
Hospital. At the beginning of March
1948, doctors told her she was well
enough to be released, but she made
The grown-up sense of discovery at every turn
around the mountain will only be surpassed by the
childlike wonder our natural playground evokes.
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Zelda spent portions of nine years
WONDERS NEVER CEASE