The Late Ernest Hemingway Named His Cats After Well-Known Celebrities

By: Tana Makmanee - Sep 5, 2014
References: trendland
While most people recognize Ernest Hemingway for his literature, it's little known that he was actually a huge cat lover, offering up his home in Key West to a slew of adorable felines.

It all started out when Hemingway was given a unique 6 toed cat named Snowball, who then gave birth to a litter of kittens who he creatively named after well-known celebrities. Referencing famous figures such as Billie Holiday, Hunter S. Thompson and Joe DiMaggio, Hemingway was able to showcase his love for cats as well as influential people in history. Hemingway's home in key west has not only been transformed into a museum, but it's also now home to a cat colony of adorable Polydactyl felines.

Showcasing Hemingway's felines and their distinct celeb names, photographer Henry Hargreaves offers insight into a completely unexplored part of Hemingway's life.