F. Scott Fitzgerald at Ellerslie

There were crazy weekends with polo matches on the broad lawn played with plow horses and croquet mallets by a guest list including Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Thornton Wilder, Edmund Wilson, Charles MacArthur, and polo star Tommy Hitchcock. There were nights when former Princeton roommate Judge John Biggs had to get them out of the Wilmington jail.

Here is the clip for the story I wrote about the Fitzgeralds — and illustrious guests — during their two year stay at Ellerslie in Wilmington, Del.


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