Beloved Infidel is a memoir of Sheilah Graham, through her early life through her relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald. Sometimes memoirs can be dry and I feel like I slog through them to get to the parts I find interesting, however, this one was fun to read. Her early life almost seems like fiction. In describing it to D he thought it reminded him of Gatsby.
I wrote much more on this over at Fitzgerald Musings. Lately I have been wanting to know more of FSF later life, the time he was in Hollywood and started writing Love of the Last Tycoon. Personally, I think he was fighting his demons, putting his failures behind him and starting on the rebound. I am so said that the world has missed out on how FSF saw the world, and we have been cheated on how he was going to grow as an author.
So I saw there was a movie based on Sheilah's memoir and decided to check it out. It came out in 1959, a year after the book, starring Gregory Peck and Deborah Kerr. And as much as I think the book would make a good movie, this is not the movie I wanted to see. You would think that having well known and respected actors would assure a good movie, but nope not here. The acting was bad, very affected and wooden. Yes, I know that is how acting was done back in the day, but it does not translate for today's viewers who are wanting a feeling for the relationship.
Currently Reading: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games trilogy)