Dangerous Friends: At Large with Huston and Hemingway in the Fifties
Memoir. Viertel, novelist and screenwriter, recounts his time spent with Hemingway and other writers, actors, and popular celebrities of the period spanning roughly 1948 to 1960. Reminisces about his professional and private relationship with Hemingway whether working through production difficulties associated with his screen adaptations of The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea or sitting around in bars in Pamplona waiting for the bullfights. Covers Hemingway’s flirtations and illnesses, their waning friendship, and final parting in Spain less than a year before Hemingway’s suicide. Relevant pages: 6-17, 33, 38, 41, 42-43, 45, 54-55, 74, 76-77, 80-90.