Fitzgerald granddaughters Eleanor Lanahan and Cecilia Ross, along with great-granddaughter Blake Hazard, will talk with Jackson Bryer about the challenges of balancing their independent lives with their commitment to continuing the legacy of a famous family.
Eleanor “Bobbie” Lanahan, an artist and illustrator, is the author of Scottie the Daughter of . . .: The Life of Frances Scott Fitzgerald Lanahan Smith (1995) and the editor of Zelda: An Illustrated Life––The Private World of Zelda Fitzgerald (1996). She serves as a trustee of the Fitzgerald Estate.
Cecilia Ross headed up a United Way fundraising campaign in Pennsylvania in 2017, and is rumored to have raised millions of dollars. She is an accomplished master archer and achieved 7th place nationally in her age group. She loves animals, babies, family, reading, and being a friend to many. You want Cecilia on your team.
Blake Hazard was in the indie band The Submarines from 2006-2012. When the band broke up she moved to Istanbul for a year, where she learned Turkish. She then returned to Los Angeles and resumed songwriting and performing. She also paints paper dolls, in the footsteps of Zelda Fitzgerald. Her latest album Possibilities At Sea explores love lost and love found. Currently she tutors disadvantaged youth and is studying for the LSAT. She serves as a trustee of the Fitzgerald Estate.
Jackson R. Bryer, professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland, is the co-founder and president of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and an editor of The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books by and about the Fitzgeralds, among them Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (2002).