Pauline Pfeiffer, Marlena Dietrich, $330,000 discussed on The Pursuit of Happiness


I think for me, it's subject matter has a lot to do with it. What it's talking about. I mean, A lot of the songs I've sort of built my career on over the years have been, you know a lot of it's kind of been that blue collar sort of Amarillo Sky type stuff, you know, so that that's a big part of it To me. Melodies are big thing. I mean, I feel like I know what I You know Melody was what I'm good at singing What I'm Not so good at singing or what doesn't really come natural to me. So I kind of take that into consideration, too. And then, um, and then, obviously lyrics, lyrics or the thing that Really is going to sell the song. You can have a song that sounds great. You know, the riffs are great, but the lyrics are horrible, and that's no good, So I'm really It's a combination of those three things and You know, And that's the thing you listen to hundreds of songs to fun. 10 or 15 that all those things kind of matchup and it's you know, you put that one aside and then go look for another one, you know, and And then you end up with Lieutenant 15 to go on the record, But it's that's why it's a long process because they're hard to find, you know, songs that just have all those qualities you have to dig pretty deep to find those a lot of times. Keep listening to I heart radio for more Jason Aldean and all your favorite artists. Miss his bedroom. This is this is the master bedroom yet sleeping on his bed as Marlena Dietrich Right there. Now we see cats everywhere. There were cats everywhere. He loved all animals, but he did love cats. Um, uh, He had a kind of a colony of cats here and the cats we have at the Emmys warehouse are descendants of those cats and they have some of them have six fingers We have about 60 cats here right now, and a little over. Half of them do have six toes. And what does that signify? Get up. It's a genetic trait. So basically if your DNA is coded for a specific gene to over express itself while you're an embryo, you get bigger or more digits. So our cats have that coating in there. Did he have that someone gave him someone gave him Captain Dexter did give him the first six toed cats. And, um, her name was Snow white. And, um, they were considered good luck and maritime culture and Hemingway was accident prone and superstitious, so he thought the cats would help them out a little bit. How many six So cats can I surround myself whether I I love the deck. Oh, isn't it beautiful? I would say that this is probably one of the money shots of the property right there, that along with the lighthouse view that you can get from right through here, And now the story does go that Hemingway used that White house because it was a functional lighthouse in the 19 thirties story goes. He used that to find his way home from the bars at night. So JL Throughout this house, there's always little treasures. I don't know if that's the correct way to describe what I'm looking at. I It is a treasure. It is a part of the history of this place. We know coming way for going too Sloppy Joe's Bar, the landlord of Sloppy Joe's Bar when it was at Captain Tony's raises the rent $4 a month to Russell's not about to pay. It removes his establishment to where it is now on, which is about a half a block away, So he gets his patrons to help him with this move, because it's such a short move. On the appointed evening. Everybody shows up. They have to move the furniture. They have to move the glassware, including Hemingway, in some versions of the story and the album of the alcohol Now I'm not sure all the alcohol made it. Because part way through, they start getting very excited and start helping him move the plumbing. So Hemingway in this, you know, sees this urinal here. Besides that he has poured enough of his money down that drain that it should be his all right? So he gets a buddy of his cup and carry this journal down to his house, and he puts it in the center of his yard. Now his wife wakes up the next morning, Pauline Pfeiffer. She does not find that glorious trophy at all. She decorates it by aligning it with that imported Spanish tile. And then people sent all of draw on top of it and creates this fountain right. There's so much more to having within the house very as great as that. So this is the swimming pool. Hemingway When he moved into this house, he saw this part of the yard and thought it was perfect for the thing he always wanted. Sweet built for himself a regulations boxing room right there. Now. Pauline wanted a pool because she wanted to have pool parties Serve adores, you know, host people out by a pool. And so they before he left to cover the Spanish civil war. They talked about putting one on the side yard over there, but, um, after he left, and Pauline found out that he had gone with Martha Gellhorn, she was not happy. So she ripped out the Bronx, the boxing ring. She took it to Blue Heaven, which was then a brothel and a boxing gym, where she sent it over there and built this pool. Now Hemingway comes home and finds this pool finds out that it did cost $20,000 to install. Now That's a lot of money now in the house more than the house, he absolutely, but you know, back in. It was 1937 when this happened, so is the height of the great Depression. And in today's money that's give or take $330,000 that she spent on the pool. Now Hemingway is furious because this not only cost $20,000 it cost him his boxing ring..

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