Our theme for the 2016 Gala recognizes the 100th Anniversary of Zelda's Montgomery "debut." In late-spring 1916, fifteen-year-old Zelda performed a solo ballet before a dance organized in the old Montgomery City Auditorium. By the end of her dance, she had piqued the interest of all the young men attending. Zelda's mother, cognizant of her daughter's effect on men, had instructed Zelda's childhood friend, Leon Ruth, to ask for the first dance when the ballet ended. He remembered what followed:
"We danced for no more than a few turns and then all the other boys came around and I didn’t have a chance to take Zelda’s hand again all evening. But we did walk home together down Monroe Street to Pleasant Avenue. It was dark walking there and I felt happy to be next to such a pretty girl in her pink ballet skirt who all the boys would now be after." (taken from Zelda, by Nancy Milford, 1970)
The Fitzgerald Gala is the Museum's largest annual fundraiser. It's a "Jazz Age" party of epic proportions! Hundreds of guests attend, decked out in 1910s, '20s, and '30s costumes. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, complimentary wine and cash bar, live period music, and a jaw-dropping Silent Auction make this event Montgomery's affair of the year!
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED IN PERSON AT THE MUSEUM, BY CREDIT CARD OVER THE PHONE (334.264.4222), BY MAILED CHECK (NO CASH), OR THROUGH PAYPAL BY CLICKING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
Saturday, April 30, 2016 (Saturday)
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Location, The Fitzgerald Museum | 919 Felder Avenue
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