Friday, April 20, 2007

Some Of The Lost Generation







The Lost Generation: Hemingway and the circle of ex-pat friends he later incorporated in The Sun Also Rises. Top photo includes, Harold Loeb, the model for Robert Cohn in The Sun Also Rises, on the left, and Hemingway in the center.
In the bottom photo: Hemingway on the left, Harold Loeb, Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley, Don Stewart and Pat Guthrie.
Writing the book, Hemingway thought of himself as the Jake Barnes character, Lady Duff Twysden was Brett, Pat Guthrie was Mike Cambell, and as mentioned, Harold Loeb was Robert Cohn.
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38 comments:

Carlos said...

Paul, these pictures are precious. What a coincidence, Hollywood channel aired The Sun Also Rises this week. I asked a friend to record and he gave me the DVD yesterday so I will probably see it tonight.

Nikon said...

Hi Carlos, thanks for stopping by, I see you have posted, too.
I hope that you like the movie - it was ok if I remember right - worth watching. I hope that you have the whole weekend off this time :)

Sush said...

I loved those old pics...they look like they could never age, what an irony...I havent seen The Sun Also Rises, but plan to now that you have made it look of interest :)

isabella said...

Those are cool photos!

I remember that Dos Passos had a big fall out with Hem later on, after Spain, I think...

Paul, since you really enjoy Hem's writing, have you read any Tolstoy or Turgenev, his biggest influences?

Nikon said...

Hello Isabella, yes they had a falling out ( which is a shame - both were so interesting). It was after the execution of a journalist by the leftists in the Spanish Civil War that Hemingway defended - & Dos Passos opposed vehemently.
I've read Tolstoy but more of Turgenev - Tolstoy was the one to try & beat for Hemingway :)

Zsolt said...

ohh a new post:) I was waiting for it very much...'cos I like the photos you find:)

Nikon said...

Hello Zsolt, thanks for visiting - your phoitos are always worth the visit, too :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

A lot of information that I know only some small things about. I admire your devotion to the man and the artist. My daughter thinks he is super or was super. The 6-toed cats or something she talks about.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Nikon said...

Hello Abraham, I like Hemingway, Paris (although I've never been there) and the era that he was in Paris. So, that's part of my attraction to the subject.
The cats are a great story, too - in Key West there are approximately 60, "double pawed" cats. I don't know about Cuba where he lived for about 20 years.
I'll have to look that one up.

Monica said...

That era must have been so interesting and 'effervecent'. Of course nowadays times are very agitated too, but it's different. A different era definetely, I think you know what I mean.

Lori said...

It has been a long time since I've read something by Hemingway. Your blog is inspiring me to re-read some of his works. Maybe The Sun Also Rises will be next! Fascinating pictures.

Nikon said...

Lori, I'd try A Movable Feast!

josy c said...

Of course, everyone loves the pictures, and I have to agree with them. Just as a note, though... I felt a little stupid for not knowing who "Hadley" was, so I did a Wikipedia search. As it turns out, the entry for Hadley Richardson is surprisingly short; if you, as a Hemingway aficionado, have extra information that Wikipedia does not supply, you might have some fun editing that article (and other related ones) if you had the time and motivation. :)

Nikon said...

Hello Josy - thanks for visiting, I'll give it a go - although I tried it with Hem, (tried to get them to add an online link) & I got nowhere.
I hear that they have a committee now that approves things - unlike the early days of Wikipedia.

Ame said...

Aw thanks Pauly...yep...he was special and will be missed...

Love ya! Doin' ok?
;)

Moi said...

Hi , am new to ur blog..thanx for dropping by my blog today and leaving a comment behind. This is a special blog....I have read some of Papa's works including a farewell to arms, the old man and the sea and for whom the bell tolls......i am so delighted that u helped me discover this blog.......it's one of its own kind.
a frd of mine wud be delighted to see this blog....have already asked her to visit it.....
have a great day!!1 :)

Nikon said...

Doing ok, Ame, what counts is how are you doing?

Nikon said...

Hello Moi, I'm very glad that you enjoyed the site.

Seda said...

These are very cool pictures. Where did you find them?

Seda
Istanbul Photo

Nikon said...

These two shots are from Google's Image Search & they are from the Hemingway Collection at the JFK Library in Boston.

Meg in Nelson said...

My back hurts, so I'll lie flat on the floor for a while and listen in on everybody else contribute meaningful stuff. Hope you're having a good weekend.

Anna said...

I love your blog here Paul. These are so nostalgic and just wonderful to take in...thanks for sharing.

Shionge said...

You are amazing Paul :D I have enjoyed this for sure.

Ame said...

HEY YOU!
;)xo

Ash said...

Love these old images!

Icarus said...

Don Stewart...he's definitely my favourite.
I am not one of them, but I have lost my generation, if you can imagine what I mean.
Worn right out. But waiting for your visit soon Paul! Hope you are good.
PS I am also just reading Carlos' comment at the top. Remember me writing to you about that? It looks like I missed it again!!

Icarus said...

Thanks a lot for coming by today, Paul. It meant a lot to me, the responses, though it took a huge effort that has a price.
I liked what you wrote too, about good luck to all of us. I got it!
Take care, you too.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Well, thanks for all your visits to my blog. I appreciate them.

The wild turkeys can fly. This one could fly but its mate is setting on eggs and he doesn't leave. He is also heavy set from being stuffed I guess. Those not living on farms like this wild one does, are thinner but all can fly. Even a chicken can fly and if you want to keep them in the pens outside then you have to clip or shorten the feathers on one wing so they can't fly.

I was out looking at a friend's wildlife farm the other evening and he was telling me that he came home and looked outside and there was a hen and her youngsters -- about 8 altogether and all were as large as those you would buy for dinner in a store.

Obviously they fly too.

isabella said...

Hi Paul! I watched a travelogue on Madrid last night and one of the restaurants featured had a big sign in lights "Hemingway never ate here". Made me laugh and...think of you as well.
You have not been around lately, so I wonder, how is everything?

Nikon said...

I'm fine, thanks, Isabella - thanks for the concern!

AnalĂ­a said...

Hi Paul, I hope you are doing well. I haven't heard of you in a while so I came to visit.
The pictures are great.
Kissessssssss

lynn said...

Fab photos as usual!

I have posted a photo of the missing UK girl Madeleine in the hope that the more people see her, the more chance she may be found. Please take a sec to pop over to Cheltenham, to put her face in your head. Thanks to you and your readers.

Nikon said...

Hi Lynn, I'm posting a link to a pic & info on the missing girl:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/global/main.jhtml?xml=/global/2007/05/11/wmaddy311.xml

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Brittanie said...

Read the book... way more interesting!!

Anonymous said...

Lost Generation Photos, top photo, woman on the right: That does not look to me like Hadley. Are you sure the caption is correct?

Nikon said...

I agree - haven't checked that post in a long time. Let me see if I can find out where that caption info is from.

Nikon said...

Well, it sure doesn't look like Hadley, but the only source I can find so far is questioning who the standing man is. it also seems to be saying that woman on the right is Hadley:
http://dorothyparkermysteries.com/journal/journal-2/journal-2/
This post is five years old - I don't remember where I got the names....