Saturday, January 31, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
When the cold, damp, grey air of Winter hit Paris, the Hemingways would head to Switzerland or Austria for the dry cold air, the skiing, and a roaring fire in the lodge.
These photos are from Schruns, Austria, taken in 1925. Ernest, Hadley, and Bumby.
Saturday, January 03, 2009
As regular visitors know, I have given quite a bit of space on the blog to Paris cafe life. Hemingway and the expat crowd used the cafes as places to work, socialize, and establish a sense of community.
They also liked to drink, and after leaving Prohibition America they imbibed quite a bit in the cafes.
The Select was one of Ernest's favorite haunts. He went there for breakfast and frequently stayed to write or just catch up on the gossip.
Hemingway also put Jake Barnes and friends, from "The Sun Also Rises" at the Select.
A present day American expat, Rick Tulka, and co-author Noel Riley Fitch have written a book called "Paris cafe: The Select Crowd."
Rick has been generous enough to let me use the above illustration of Hem.
For a change of pace, I'm adding a link to a Youtube clip , so you can see the present day Select and Rick at work. I think that it is very enjoyable and I hope that you do, too.