ernest hemingway + ava gardner

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While staying with Hemingway at his villa in San Francisco de Paula in Havana, Cuba,
Gardner once swam alone with no bathing suit in his pool.

After watching her, Hemingway ordered his staff:
“The water is not to be emptied”.