Texas man wins Hemingway look-a-like contest

July 27, 2009 2:56:51 PM PDT
Sporting a full beard and wool sweater in tropical heat might be uncomfortable, but it helped a Texas man win the Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West.David Douglass wore the sweater to help him emulate Hemingway's look in a life magazine cover from 1957.

It worked.

Douglass took the crown at the annual event, which highlights Key West's six-day Hemingway festival.

Hemingway wrote several of his classic novels while living on the island in the 1930's.