Lost In The Rose Garden
Lois Moran (1909-1990):"[She] had magic in her pink palms and her cheeks lit to a lovely flame,like the thrilling flush of children after their cold baths in the evening.Her fine forehead sloped gently up to where her hair,bordering it like an armorial shield, burst into lovelocks and waves and curlicues of ash blonde and gold.Her eyes were bright,big,clear,wet,and shining,the color of her cheeks was real,breaking close to the surface from the strong young pump of her heart.Her body hovered delicately on the last edge of childhood - she was almost eighteen,nearly complete,but the dew was still on her."- F. Scott Fitzgerald's description of Rosemary Hoyt,the character he based upon Lois Moran,in his 1934 novel Tender Is the Night.Whether or not the rumor is true,Mrs. Fitzgerald,the legendary Zelda,certainly seems to have disliked her. Zelda had this to say about Lois:"[Lois Moran was] a young actress like a breakfast food that …etc.- Kit:“Vintage Romance”by Lynn Griffin.