Speaking Of Pools

31 Oct

Would love to know where this one was.  French Equitorial Africa perhaps?

EF Pool

— Delvan


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  1. zacal

    October 31, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Wow, I’ve never seen this picture before. Many thanks. Errol did love the water, didn’t he?

  2. David DeWitt

    October 31, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I posted this on the old version of the blog, taken during the filming of The Roots of Heaven. Sorry, I can’t recall the name of the hotel! But you are right, Zacal … it was taken in Maroua, Cameroon, in 1958.

    Patrick Leigh Fermor wrote the screenplay for Roots of Heaven, and recalls it.

    • Gentleman Tim

      October 31, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      Maroua, Maroua! Thanks, David. … Errol sure did get around!

      Here’s some brief but great info on some of Errol’s adventures in Maroua, as welk as a helpful description of it’s geography and volatile 20th Century political history. … Errol was probably risking an amplification of his malarial symptoms in Maroua, and God knows what running those dark alleys out in town!

      Errol’s Adventures in Maroua