That’s Ava Gardner up there, making the moon eyes.
Pretty much every candid picture you see of Hemingway is just like that – he’s the undisputed center of attention.
I wish them both luck. They both seem like plenty good actors. But…they want to play that guy. That guy up there that Ava Gardner can’t stop eye-raping.
My guess is that if Papa wanted someone to play him in a movie, he’d stomp back from that bar he’s haunting in Cuba, and slap every actor he thought might be suitable until he found one that didn’t cry.