“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Hemingway Contest Winner…

Posted on July 27, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

    A white-bearded Florida man has won the Papa Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt. Retired air traffic controller Charlie Boice of Palm Beach Gardens prevailed this weekend at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, a hangout of Ernest Hemingway during his Key West residency in the 1930s.

   A panel of former contest winners chose Boice, who said he shares Hemingway’s passion for marlin fishing. Celebrity cook Paula Deen’s husband, Michael Groover of Savannah, Georgia, finished in the top five. The contest attracted 122 entrants. It’s a highlight of the annual Hemingway Days festival honoring the author’s literary legacy.

ErnestHemingway   During his Key West years, Hemingway wrote the novel To Have and Have Not. Howard Hawks adapted the book into a screenplay that starred Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Walter Brennan. Other works by Hemingway translated to the screen include For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea, and A Farewell to Arms.

   Ever been stung by a dead bee?  If you have seen To Have and Have Not, you understand the reference.  ERNEST HEMINGWAY ->

   And so it goes…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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