The University of Texas at Austin
Fidel Castro
Identifier: di_05302
Title: Fidel Castro
Description: When he traveled to Cuba in 1984 to photograph Fidel Castro for a Parade magazine cover, Eddie Adams said, “he kept me waiting in a hotel room for two weeks. One day I just got up and told his aides, ‘F… him, I don’t need this s…’ get me on a plane, I’m leaving.” A few days later Adams returned to Havana at Castro’s request. “This time he met me immediately. He put his arm around my shoulder and said, ‘My dear friend, I hear you have a horrible temper,’ and laughed and laughed. That was Castro. He told jokes through the whole shooting.”
City: Havana
Country: Cuba
Date: 1984
Creator: Adams, Eddie
Source: Adams (Eddie) Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: Estate of Eddie Adams
Box: 2010-300/10
Folder: Castro, Fidel
Format: Slide
Size: 35 mm
Other ID: castro_smoking2
Subject: World leaders