Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball on their honeymoon in 1940.

It’s a little known fact that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s next door neighbor at his Laurel Avenue apartment was up-and-coming actress, Lucille Ball. She was dating future husband Desi Arnaz at the time, and Fitzgerald’s girlfriend, the gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, recalled that she and Scott often heard the couple fighting next door.