F. Scott Fitzgerald in Zelig (film still from Zelig)

Zelig (1983)

There isn’t much film footage of author F. Scott Fitzgerald around, so it’s always a treat to see him crop up in Woody Allen’s 1983 faux-documentary comedy Zelig.

He appears near the beginning, as one of the first people to take notice of Zelig’s mysterious personality alterations. There doesn’t seem to be much information available about where the footage is originally from, but according to a page on the University of South Carolina’s website (which also includes some streaming audio of Fitzgerald reading), what he’s actually writing in the clip is:

Everybody has been predicting a bad end for the flapper, but I don’t think there is anything to worry about.

There’s another brief clip of F Scott Fitzgerald here:

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