THE MARBLE RING
It was 1928 in Paris, and the café was alive with the buzz of a late déjeuner. The crowd was a mélange of distinguished celebrities, but still one woman stood out. Her eyes had a certain spark as her gaze moved from guest to guest. Only on occasion would she accept a hand. “Mrs. Fitzgerald, so nice to see you.” A quick, subtle smile, her response only a whisper,
"I hope you die in the Marble Ring."
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was a model Prohibition Era woman. Quintessentially liberated, she was an Alabama native who would be remembered as the original flapper. However, her indulgent socialite lifestyle did little to hide the crippling mental illness that lead to her death.
It is unknown what exactly she meant by, ‘The Marble Ring,’ but she may have been referring to the marble rotunda of the Alabama State Capitol building in Montgomery, where she spent time as a child. With our name, we honor the life and legacy of a cultural icon during Avondale’s own cultural renaissance.
The Marble Ring is a speakeasy bar in Avondale, near downtown Birmingham, Alabama. If you don't know where it is- you'll just have to ask your friends.