far as the relationship with Sun Valley, I would say it
was not a relationship that was terribly profound for
him (Ernest Hemingway) as an artist. If you examine his
books, I think there is absolutely nothing about Sun Valley.
think his relationship with Sun Valley was his relationship
with his country. He didn’t live in the States for most
of his life. Here was a place where he could get back
in touch with his own countrymen. He had many good friends
here. I think those friends stood him in very good stead
in his last days."
his first deer:
"Warm Springs Canyon had been closed to hunting for
a number of years. That was the first year it was open.
Taylor Williams put in for the drawing. I went up there
by myself with a tent and all the paraphernalia. I woke
up the next morning and there was the deer right outside
the tent. That’s how I got it"
walked across the Challenger Inn to their (Ernest Hemingway
and Martha Gellhorn) table. I looked over at his breakfast.
He had a plate of marinated herring and two steins of
beer. I burst out laughing and said, "Mr. Hemingway,
is that breakfast?" He said, "Yes, daughter.
Have some. It’s good for the kidneys."
Williams came to work in Sun Valley in 1937 (as hunting
and fishing guide). He was an excellent dry fly fisherman.
He always said that he was responsible for the renegade
publicity department had made a deal with Ernest (Hemingway).
They (Union Pacific Railroad) would give him lodging for
his cooperation with the publicity department. That lasted
for two years. The first publicity picture was him fishing
on Big Wood River. Ernest got some good trout. It was
the only time that he ever fished in Idaho.
Williams (from Kentucky) was very famous for his mint
juleps. He always had a mint bed some place. We never
did find out exactly where it was. He said that the mint
would be better if it was grown on the grave of a Confederate
Stanwyck sat on Papa’s (Hemingway’s) left side and I was
sitting at his right. And she didn’t have anything to
say. Finally, Papa said, ‘Is that handsome husband of
yours (Robert Stack) as good in bed as he is handsome?’
And she had to laugh. That broke the ice."
time the boys—Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Lloyd Arnold and
Taylor Williams—went hunting. It was cold and Clark didn’t
have any long johns. They stopped in Shoshone and got
some long johns for Clark. He decided to put them on when
he got in the car. He was in the process of pulling on
his long johns. A school teacher came by and said, "Oh,
Mr. Cooper, may I have your autograph?" He said,
"No, I think you have the wrong feller, I think this
feller back here could give you his autograph. He opened
the door and she took off like a scalded dog."
said of his first room at the lodge; suite 206:
"‘We should call this Glamour House.’" Sometimes
he called it, the ‘Harry Morgan Room.’ Sometimes I called
it, ‘The House of Vice and Dice!’"
Gary Cooper and Ernest Hemingway first met, Taylor Williams
said it was like two schoolboys drawing a line in the
dirt to see which one would cross it first. But they really
enjoyed one another right from the start."
(Hemingway) sometimes would ride with us. But he’d never
let Lloyd (Arnold) take a picture of him. He looked like
a sack on a horse."
Wife of Lloyd Arnold, author of "High on the Wild
With Hemingway" and Sun Valley Staff Photographer.