Ernest Hemingway’s 115th birthday: Audio recordings, video footage

Ernest Hemingway — who was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park and died July 2, 1961 at the age 61 in Ketchum, Idaho — would be 115 today. There’s plenty to say about ol’ Ernie and plenty of interesting facts — like how he had a six-toed cat named Snowball that was given to him from a ship boat captain. Today, in honor of his birthday, we’ll let you hear you from the legend himself.

Hemingway discusses a new book:

Ernest Hemingway stock footage:

More footage of Hemingway:

Hemingway speaks about writing The Fifth Column under enemy artillery fire during the Spanish Civil War:

Hemingway reads a poem:

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