“She was a rich debutante named after a da Vinci painting. She was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first love. And she was reportedly the woman who served as the principal inspiration for Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”.
Meet Ginevra King. Born in 1898 in Chicago, she met a 19-year-old Fitzgerald in his hometown of St. Paul in 1915 when she was still attending the Westover boarding school and he was a student at Princeton. And the two appear to have been almost immediately smitten with each other as they began to exchange a series of letters….
”I am madly in love with him,” King wrote in her diary within a month of meeting Fitzgerald…
But, by January 1917, the letter-writing slowed and the fling was over after Ginevra’s father reportedly told Fitzgerald,”Poor boys shouldn’t think of marrying rich girls”.
After an impassioned courting period with Fitzgerald, King announced her engagement to William Mitchell, a wealthy Chicago man.”
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Downloading The Great Gatsby soundtrack….this song right hurr..is pretty dope