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 is a singer songwriter living in Los Angeles. Blake was born in Vermont and attended Sarah Lawrence College and Harvard. She and her band, The Submarines, have recorded for the Canadian label, Nettwerk, since 2006. Having toured internationally behind their three albums, The Submarines have also licensed their songs for film and television extensively. Most recently, Blake has independently released two studio albums as a solo artist. 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).