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Reagan’s most difficult dialogue … Mailbag!

29 Jul

Our dear friend Karl Holmberg writes to us:

… from Desparate Journey, 1942, and this is the film he was referencing during a news reporter’s question:

Gorbachev was a media celebrity in the United States, and the crowds cheered when he jumped out of his limousine and shook hands with people on the street. Reagan was out of the limelight, and it didn’t seem to bother him. Asked by a reporter whether he felt overshadowed by Gorbachev, Reagan replied: ‘I don’t resent his popularity. Good Lord, I once co-starred * with Errol Flynn.’
* meaning that the credit read: “starring Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan

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Thanks, Karl!

— David DeWitt

 

Octopus @ Ciro’s

28 Jul

Appears Errol would have been a sushi and sashimi man.

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I wonder if this is what he was having at Table 4 the night he was giving Rita Khan the eyes?

— Gentleman Tim

 

$3.875 Million

28 Jul

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— Gentleman Tim

 

‘Lilacs In The Spring’ Unheralded Errol Flynn Classic On DVD!

26 Jul

After the disaster of ‘The Story Of William Tell’, Errol Flynn accepted the offer of British movie/mogul/producer director Herbert Wilcox to co-star in films with his wife, then and now the one true Queen of the British cinema, Anna Neagle.   The first was a film version of the London West End musical ‘The Glorious years’, entitled ‘Lilacs In The Spring’ (1954).  Wilcox directed his beloved Neagle where she sang, danced, and acted in Trucolor opposite both Errol Flynn and British leading man David Farrar.  It is a story spanning several generations of fascinating flashbacks with Anna Neagle playing both mother and daughter.  Neagle also recreates two of her famous film roles in dream sequences, Queen Victoria, and Nell Gwynn.  Errol Flynn is the British music hall star John Beaumont (loosely based on John Barrymore) whose career suffers after returning from combat in World War One.  He goes to Hollywood and becomes a major swashbuckling star in such adventure epics like ‘Captain Fearless”!   Ten years after they divorce, Flynn’s character reunites happily with his wife and daughter only to lose Neagle’s Lillian in a tragic plane crash.  Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Errol Flynn gives one of his greatest dramatic performances in a film that has been little seen by his most loyal fans.   Flynn also carries a charming tune ‘Lily Laguna’ in a show-stopping song-and-dance number!   Anna Neagle said that while making ‘Lilacs In The Spring’ Errol Flynn was on his very best behavior.  When they made a second film together, Flynn was up to his old tricks after he realized how the film was turning out.   After all the trouble Errol Flynn had in Britain with his magnificent World War Two film ‘Objective Burma’ (1945) which portrayed no British combatants,  there are two funny references to it in this movie.  In one scene David Farrar tells beloved British character actress Kathleen Harrison that he and his ENSA troupe (the British version of the American USO) will entertain the troops in Burma and she shouts “And be sure to say hello for me to Errol Flynn if you see him in Burma!”   Later Neagle, as her own daughter, tells her father at the London airport that she won’t elope with Farrar and get on the plane to Burma.  She insists that she hasn’t packed and has nothing to wear, not even pajamas!   Errol Flynn protests “Pajamas in Burma?  It’s too hot!  After all I should know!”   Anna Neagle kisses her father Flynn good-bye and elopes with Farrar to the Burma ENSA tour!!!!    On top of in ‘Lilacs In The Spring’ Errol Flynn is as handsome as ever.  The wonderful, heart-tugging  ‘Lilacs In The Spring’ is available on DVD through Amazon.com… from Wham!USA video.    Ralph Schiller

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Master of Thornfield! Errol Flynn!

26 Jul

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— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn Early Adventures!

26 Jul

… in the Australian Press:

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— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn — Hand Glove “Spirit Guide”

25 Jul

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Live from the Magic City Casino

23 Jul

Known in the dog days of Errol as the West Flagler Kennel Club .

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April 1, 1938 — Errol Flynn Cup Race

Autographed Race Program found by Maria! Thank you, Maria!

Don’t Go Greyhounds!!

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Beverly Aadland Facebook Page & Who is Ida Carlini?

22 Jul

I was chatting with Jennifer Davis on Facebook Messenger and she mentioned her friendship with Beverly Aadland’s daughter, Aadlanda. They run a page together dedicated to her mother. She also mentioned Ida Carlini Lynn’s Cuban friend who owned a club in NYC Errol frequented and often hung out with Errol in Cuban casino’s as seen in this shot from Cuban Story. That is Ida Carlini far right at the gambling table with Errol & Beverly Aadland.

 

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Idea Carlini far fright.

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Ida Carling far right.

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Idea Carlini far left with Sammy Davis and friends.

Thanks Jennifer!

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— David DeWitt

 
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Errol’s Favorite Eyes — Flynn Pokes Warner Bros. Right in Their Oligarchic Orbs

21 Jul

A 10-part Quiz, Featuring the Eyes of 10 HollywOOd Legends.

Clue No. 1 – They were all 10’s.

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Anyone recognize these eyes!?!

— Gentleman Tim