For Fitzgerald Friends and Fans in the San Francisco area!

We’re looking to help get the word out about a great new production by the Ross Valley Players called “Scott and Zelda, The Beautiful Fools.” It was written by Lance S. Belville and directed by Lynn Lohr (a Society member!) and will run April 12-28, 2019 at the Barn Theater at Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Ross, CA. Check out the website at

If you are a San Fran area member/fan and willing to help publicize, please contact

Here’s the premise:

In the California premiere of this award-winning play, the darlings of the Jazz Age dance across an international landscape from the hot spots of Europe to the deadly glitter of Tinseltown. The revved-up lovers were metronomes of the 1920s, as fated as Romeo and Juliet, only infinitely wittier. Along the way, there would be cases of champagne, agents and lovers, Hemingway in all his combative glory, Groucho Marx for a neighbor, and Scottie, the sweet daughter, the only creation where the competitive couple happily shared credit. Winner of a Twin Cities (MN) Kudos Award for “Distinguished Achievement in a New Play,” and hailed by reviewers, as “a complete and moving portrait,” and “a snappy, Jazz Age production, fox-trotting and tangoing from the Riviera to Hollywood, from the high life to ultimate self-destruction.”









Lance S. Belville has had 50 plays produced, including six Off- and Off-off-Broadway. He was the founding playwright of Minnesota’s History Theatre. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in playwriting. His recent productions of Qaddafi’s Cook and Atlanta Burning, Sherman’s Shadows received raves at Fringe Festivals from San Diego to New York City.

Lynn Lohr founded the History Theatre in St. Paul, dedicated to doing all new work based on social issues, folklore, and history. As an actor, director, and producer, she oversaw its first 15 years, and its growth to a 500+seat Equity theatre that recently opened its 41st season. Most recently she directed Belville’s Atlanta Burning Sherman’s Shadows, hailed by critics as “elegantly written and deftly performed.”


For scholars attending the annual American Literature Association Conference in Boston MA from May 23-26, 2019, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society will host its usual two panels. If you’d like to submit a proposal, please download the accompanying PDF and send your proposal to Maggie Gordon Froehlich at mgf10 @ by January 14, 2019.


Call for Papers

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society will host its 15th international conference, “Place and Placelessness,” in Toulouse, France, from June 24-29, 2019, with an optional pre-conference meeting date in Paris on June 23 to tour significant Fitzgerald sites.

When studying sites in France where F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald resided, the southwest of France is often left out in favor of more renowned locales like Paris, Lyon, and the Riviera. Only a few biographers mention their stay in Salies de Béarn, a spa resort in the Pyrenees, in January 1926. According to Zelda, their hotel room was “flush with thin sun rolled down from the Pyrenees,” but both were bored and, after a few weeks there where Zelda took a cure for colitis and Scott wrote two short stories and an essay, they moved on to the Riviera, passing through Toulouse and Carcassonne on the way.

Academic sessions for Toulouse will be held at the

Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès
5 allées Antonio Machado
31058 Toulouse cedex 9
Subway stop: Mirail Université (ligne A)

Ligne A is the subway line.

We recommend the following lodging options for Monday, June 24-Sunday June 29 or 30, depending on whether you’re joining us for the optional bus tour to Salies-de-Bearn on Saturday, June 29:


2-star Hotels:

Hôtel Royal Wilson :

address: 6 Rue Labeda, 31000 Toulouse

phone : (01133)

email address:

rate : 90€ breakfast included for a double room/night

Hôtel Le Capitole :

address: 10 Rue Rivals, 31000 Toulouse

phone: (01133)

email address:

rate : 90€ breakfast included for a double room/night

Hôtel Croix Baragnon :

address: 17 Rue Croix Baragnon, 31000 Toulouse

phone: (01133) 5 61 52 60 10

email address :

rate : 78€ breakfast included for a double room/night


3-star Hotels:


Hôtel le Père Léon ***

2 Place Esquirol, 31000 Toulouse

Téléphone : 05 61 21 70 39

– single room : 96.50€/night (24-27/06) and 80€/night (28-30/06), breakfast included
– double room (single use) : 124.50€/night (24-27/06) and 96.5€/night (28-30/06), breakfast included

– twin room (single use) : 124.50€/night (24-27/06) and 96.5€/night (28-30/06), breakfast included

Hôtel Albert 1er ***

8 Rue Rivals, 31000 Toulouse

Téléphone : 05 61 21 17 91

Room rate – breakfast included

– single room 128 €

Citadines Wilson Toulouse ***

8 Boulevard de Strasbourg, 31000 Toulouse

Téléphone : 05 34 41 75 00

Studio for 2 people : 101€

Studio deluxe for 2 people : 104€

1 bedroom apartment : 129€

Breakfast : 10€/day


4-star Hotels:


Grand Hôtel de l’Opéra ****

1 Place du Capitole, 31000 Toulouse

Téléphone : 05 61 21 82 66

Chambre TRADITION single use : 145€/night, buffet breakfast included
Chambre TRADITION DOUBLE single use : 170 €/night, buffet breakfast included

Chambre DELUXE single use : 198 €/night, buffet breakfast included

Chambre DELUXE PRIVILEGE single use : 235 €/night, buffet breakfast included


Hôtel Mercure St George ****

Rue Saint-Jérôme, 31000 Toulouse

Téléphone : 05 62 27 79 79

Room rates – breakfast included (25 – 26/06/19)

160 € single room
175 € double room
Room rates – breakfast included (27/06/19)

145 € single room
160 € double room
Room rates – breakfast included (28/06/19)

120 € single room
135 € double room

Hôtel Mercure Place Wilson ****

7 Rue Labeda, 31000 Toulouse

Téléphone : 05 34 45 40 60
Room rates – breakfast included (25 – 27/06/19)

160 € single room
175 € double room

Room rates – breakfast included (28/06/19)

105 € single room
120 € double room


Hôtel Novotel Place Wilson ****

15 Place du Président Thomas Wilson, 31000 Toulouse

Téléphone : 05 61 10 70 70

Room rates – breakfast included

– single room 150 €
– double room 160 €

Hôtel Ours Blanc Wilson

2, Rue Victor Hugo 31000 Toulouse
Tél : +33 (0)5 61 21 62 40
Fax : +33 (0)5 61 23 62 34
E-mail :

Room rate – breakfast included

– single room : 130 €


5-star Hotels:


Crowne Plaza Toulouse *****

7 Place du Capitole, 31000 Toulouse

Téléphone : 05 61 61 19 19

SINGLE premium ROOM breakfast included: 170.00€


Optional Recommended Lodging for Paris:

We’ll meet in Paris on Sunday, June 23 for a walking tour, but come Friday or Saturday to enjoy the city beforehand! We have stayed at all three of these hotels near the Fitzgerald/expatriate modernist homes and walks, and we recommend them all!


Hôtel Le Royal Rive Gauche 

4.4  (55) · Hotel

Understated rooms in a contemporary hotel with a chic lounge & complimentary Wi-Fi.

212 Boulevard Raspail

+33 1 43 20 69 20


Hôtel Mercure Paris Montparnasse Raspail

4.2  (150) · Hotel

Modest rooms & contemporary suites in a low-key hotel offering a cafe, a bar & a lounge.

207 Boulevard Raspail

+33 1 43 20 62 94


Hotel De La Paix Montparnasse

4.2  (123) · Hotel

Snug rooms & suites in a quaint hotel featuring a country-style lounge & complimentary Wi-Fi.

225 Boulevard Raspail

+33 1 43 20 35 82

Our Conference Organizers:

Pascal Bardet, site director

Marie-Agnès Gay, co-program director

Elisabeth Bouzonviller, co-program director

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