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Happy Birthday Zelda Fitzgerald!


To honor Zelda’s birthday, July 24, we are celebrating her love with F. Scott Fitzgerald. “The Romance of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald was one of the most passionate and tumultuous of all time. Through his alcoholism and her mental illness, his career lows and her institutional confinement, their devotion to each other endure for over twenty two years.” Below you can find excerpts from her beautifully, abstractly written letters to her love, Scott. 

To Scott, May 1919

You are the only person on earth, Lover, who has ever known and loved all of me – Men love me ’cause I’m pretty – and they’re always afraid of mental wickedness – and men love me ’cause I’m clever, and they’re always afraid of my prettiness – One or two have even loved me ’cause I’m lovable, and then of course I was acting – But you just do, darling – and I do – very very very much.

To Scott, February 1919

Darling Heart, our fairy tale is almost ended, and we’re going to marry and live happily ever afterward just like the princess in her tower who worried you so much – and made me so very cross by her constant recurrence – I’m so sorry for all the times I’ve been mean and hateful – for all the miserable minutes  I’ve caused you when we could have been so happy. You deserve so much – so very much – I think our life together will be like these last four days – and I do want to marry you – even if you do think I dread it – I wish you hadn’t said that – I’m not afraid of anything. To be afraid a person has either to be a coward or very great and big. I am neither. 

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"if Roger stopped right now…never won another match…he’d still be the greatest I have ever seen."
— John McEnroe: 2012   (via federeristic)


An Illustrated History of Tennis Fashion

During the Victorian era when women took up the sport, their corsets, bustles and dresses were so restrictive,  the daintier-by-necessity ladies’ game was nicknamed “pat ball.” By the 1890s, white was the go-to color on the court since it best concealed perspiration, and in 1905, Mary Sutton Bundy ushered in the 20th century by daring to reveal her wrists on the court. Scandalous!

Illustrations by Erin Dreis.

"I’d love to hate you but you are too nice of a guy."
— Andy Roddick in 2012 after another loss to Federer (via federeristic)