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Bearded 'Papas' channel Hemingway at annual look-alike contest

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Florida holds 37th annual Hemingway look-alike contest in homage to the famous American writer. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. 71-year old Richard Filip won the 37th Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Florida, on Sunday (July 23). The Texan, who was described in the media as a retired real estate franchise owner, said he considers the famed American writer as his "brother from another mother" because, like Ernest Hemingway, he does a lot of fishing, hunting and especially drinking. Ernest Hemingway, awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1954, lived and worked in Key West during the 1930s. The look-alike contest is held in Key West every July 21, to mark the birthday of the white-bearded author, born 117 years ago in Illinois. Hemingway committed suicide in 1961. Over 150 older gentlemen who channeled Hemingway with their white beards and stocky builds gathered in the southern Florida city from across the country to take part in the three-day contest. The event includes a spoof 'Running of the Bulls' where the look-alikes parade downtown while pushing along fake bulls on wheels, in homage to a key theme in Hermingway's "The Sun Also Rises".

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Bearded 'Papas' channel Hemingway at annual look-alike contest

5:38am EDT - 00:51