Fifty Years Ago Today

It was on this day in 1961 that Hemingway took his Boss double-barreled 12-gauge out of a gun cabinet at his home in Ketchum, Idaho, loaded it, went to the foyer where he placed the business end of the weapon into his mouth and pulled the trigger.

That box of ancient magazines collected from my mother that I mentioned awhile ago, contains the cover of the Life magazine that came out 12 days later. Not the whole magazine. Just the cover and the special section in tribute to Hemingway:

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."