Love Lasts for Jen & Ben

*Update July, 2015. Ben and Jenn have decided to call it quits. Read about it here

For an A-list couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner rarely end up in the glare of the tabloids. Instead, year after year, their love and friendship continue to grow—and so does their family.
No one saw it coming, this seeming Continue reading

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby Girls

She was an impulsive, fashionable and carefree 1920s woman who embodied the essence of the Gatsby Girl — F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda. As Fitzgerald said, “I married the heroine of my stories.” All of the eight short stories contained in this collection were inspired by Zelda.

Fitzgerald, one of the foremost writers of American fiction, found early success as a short story writer for the most widely read magazine of the early 20th century — the Saturday Evening Post. Fitzgerald’s stories, first published by the Post between 1920 and 1922, brought the Jazz Age and the “flapper” to life.

During a moment of great transition in American life, Fitzgerald’s stories confirmed what girls everywhere were beginning to suspect. There was a very big world out there, and there was a party going on where women bobbed their hair and everyone drank and flirted shamelessly.
Fitzgerald’s heroines are brave, charming, resourceful, beautiful and always entertaining.

By the time that The Great Gatsby hit bookstores, F. Scott Fitzgerald was an old friend to readers in America. He had been publishing his stories in the Saturday Evening Post for five years. With a readership of 2,500,000, more people read the Post every week than any other magazine.

A foreword by Jeff Nilsson, archivist for the Post, adds historical context to this wonderful, new collection, which is highlighted by an introduction written by Fitzgerald himself. Each story is accompanied by the original illustrations and the beautiful cover images from the Post. Read the stories that made F. Scott Fitzgerald one of the most beloved writers in America — and around the world — still today.

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All Things Gatsby

Matthew Broderick + Sarah Jessica Parker

When Carrie Met Ferris: 

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t slow down once in a while, you could miss it”. A quite appropriate motto uttered by a baby faced 26-year- old celebrity with a future as bright as Ferris Bueller himself.
Matthew Broderick was a hot item in the early 1980’s. Continue reading

Tom Hanks + Rita Wilson

The Right Chemistry
These days, a lengthy Hollywood romance is counted in months, not years. And then there’s Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. With a marriage more than two decades long and still going strong, they are thought of by many as the celebrity world’s perfect couple.

The pair appear to have been destined to meet. Both Tom and Rita were born in California in 1956 Continue reading

George Burns + Gracie Allen

Love and Laughs
Born with one blue eye and one green eye and a twinkle in both, Gracie Allen arrived in this world on July 26, 1895 in San Francisco. Her dream was to be on stage, but while on her way there, she attended secretarial school. She was invited by her roommate to Union Hill, NJ, to see if she was interested in working with either member of a comedy act that was splitting up. The act featured Billy Lorraine, and a young man named Nathan Birnbaum. Continue reading

Why He Married Her

why he married herShe longed for her husband’s love, but lived always in the knowledge that one had been there before her.

Dateline: February 1929

I never saw Lila Lane. I first heard of her when I came to Lanesville to teach school. She had passed away the spring before, leaving a disconsolate husband and four babies. The sad event had been the occasion of much discussion, and expressions of sympathy in the community. Continue reading