F. Scott Fitzgerald rented out a ground floor apartment in Hollywood because he had a bad heart and wanted to avoid stairs. He lived next to his partner, Sheilah Graham.
Fitzgerald once accompanied Sheilah to Chicago where she was scheduled to do a radio broadcast.
Follows is an anecdote from Sheilah Graham & Scott Fitzgerald by Edmund Wilson:
“Fitzgerald went along to give her moral support, but was evidently nervous too. Before starting he resorted to the bottle, with the inevitable consequences of chaos and farce. Having helpfully rehearsed her before they left, he insisted, at the actual rehearsal, on sitting in the front row and beating time with an imaginary baton and otherwise distracting her to such a degree that he had to be removed by the stagehands.”