Exceptional vintage matte-finish 4 x 6 photo of the author posing next to a huge marlin, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint to famed restaurateur Toots Shor, “To Toots, small edible fish from his pal Ernie Hemingway.” In fine condition, with initial irregular ink adhesion to first name.
This photograph was taken just off the northern coast of Peru in Cabo Blanco, known worldwide as ‘Marlin Boulevard’ for the record-setting fish that filled its waters. It was there that Hemingway spent April and May of 1956 with a film crew from Warner Brothers making the movie version of The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway drew inspiration from his own fishing trips when writing the novella in 1951 and released it to great acclaim the following year. Between Hemingway’s quintessential fishing pose and the connection to one of his greatest works, this is an absolutely outstanding example of this rare format. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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