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.

Now a couple of movies, Midnight in Paris and Hemingway and Gellhorn, seek to put Papa on the screen, with Corey Stoll (Law & Order L.A.) and Clive Owen, respectively, playing the man.

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.

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