Idaho Public Television videographer Jay Krajic films Mary Hemingway’s desk in the Ketchum house in July 2020.
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Many Idahoans are familiar with the general outlines of Ernest Hemingway’s Idaho story: the celebrities, the PR for the new Sun Valley resort, the death by suicide at his home along the Big Wood River. What is less known is how his time in Idaho influenced the writer’s life, loves and literary output. By talking to writers, students and scholars and by examining the traces of Hemingway that remain in Ketchum, Idaho Public Television explores what Hemingway’s life in Idaho tells us about our state’s cultural landscape, then and now.
The documentary will serve as an Idaho introduction to Ken Burns’ six-hour Hemingway documentary – also including scenes from Ketchum – coming to PBS in April.