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A Story with Rory

25 May

Hanging out with Helen Mirren, Rod Stewart, and a host of Hollywood and Rock ‘n’ Roll others …

See the show in Beverly Grove …

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    — Gentleman Tim

     

Introducing Errol Flynn

24 May

    Hollywood Citizen News – Behold Them Minus Hokum by Peter Pry – December 1, 1934

    Errol Flynn, newly arrived Irish actor, will have to call out the police reserves for protection
    when the local gals discover that he is independently wealthy and doesn’t need to act for a living.
    Flynn has lots of that appeal too, and is a husky specimen. He hewed a fortune out of a gold mine in
    New Guinea, he represented Ireland as a boxer in the Olympic games of 1928, he has braved cannibals,
    is 25, and has never been married! He has only been acting for two years. And he refused the role
    of Oberon in A Midsummer’s Night Dream because he didn’t want to start his film career by
    playing the king of the fairies.

    Los Angeles Evening Express – Harrison Carroll – December 3, 1934

    Actors making their debut in Hollywood usually proceed cautiously. Not so, Errol Flynn,
    the 25-year-old Irishman signed by Warner Brothers. In his biography charge, which all
    newcomers are asked to fill out, Flynn gave some answers that made the boys eyes pop out.
    For one thing, he listed actors as his pet aversion. And there were some hotter ones but
    we can’t go into them.

    Flynn is 6 feet 2, weighs 180 pounds and his hands are calloused. He is a descendant of
    Fletcher Christian , of the crew of the famous British ship, the Bounty. He was once a
    pearl fisherman and he made a good stake for himself prospecting for gold in the heart of
    New Guinea. In 1928, he represented Ireland in the boxing events of the Olympic Games.

    And his description of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. will get a chuckle out of Hollywood. Young Doug,
    he says, has dveloped an Oxford accent so thick that it is hard for even English people to
    understand him.

    Los Angeles Examiner – Lloyd Pantages – January 29, 1935

    Errol Flynn is not only a good looker, but a swell actor, so keep your eyes open for this gentleman.

    Los Angeles Evening Herald Express – Elizabeth Yeaman – February 5, 1935

    Despite the fact that Errol Flynn is an extremely handsome young Irishman and fairly bursting with
    personality, Warners have cast him as a murderer for his film debut here. He will be the villain in
    The Case of the Curious Bride, in which Warren Williams has the lead of the sleuthing attorney.

    Hollywood Citizen News – Elizabeth Yeaman – March 26, 1935

    Errol Flynn, the husky Irish actor at Warners, gets his second film assignment. He will be seen as a
    pirate with Robert Donat in Captain Blood. Now it is uncertain if Jean Muir will have the
    feminine lead.

    Tanikiu Tumas to King Karl Holmberg for the articles and Flynnspiration!

    — Gentleman Tim

     

R.I.P. Sir Roger

23 May

I always thought there was a little of Errol in his Bond.

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— twinarchers

 
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no moore no more

23 May

More morbid news. There’s no Moore, no more. Godspeed Roger.

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much moore from before from shangheinz, no less:

Much Moore about Flynn- episode 1

— Gentleman Tim

 

Where Errol Died in Vancouver

23 May

Gold brass knuckles and Errol Flynn's death at VPD museum

— The Zaca

 
 

Yep! It was Errol!

22 May

Their first famous photo.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Many Munns Ago

21 May
    Long ago but not far away (in a seaside hamlet known as
    Palm Beach) there dwelled a family of great size and prominence
    known as the Munns. The Munns clan was comprised of a
    “cornucopia of cousins” with last names like Astor, Biddle,
    Drexel, Pulitzer, Renssalaer, Spreckels, Vanderbilt and Wanamaker. (One of the renown Munn cousins was a nun, none other than St. Katherine Drexel.)

    The link, info and imagery below include a wealth of Munn shots
    and multiple Munn mansions.

    www.newyorksocialdiary.com…

    One of the illustrious Munns was Countess de Munn,
    and this brief story below is one of her most Flynntastic,
    written by the legendary Lloyd Pantages.

    ————

    Lloyd Pantages – Los Angeles Examiner I Cover – May 27, 1936

    The Countess De Munn started out to Hollywood
    with a South American wildcat as a present for
    ERROL FLYNN, but while walking it on the deck
    of her yacht the kitty jumped overboard and SANK.
    So FLYNNSIE is minus a zoo at the moment.

    ————

    — Gentleman Tim

     

Victoria’s Corey Large making a splash Down Under

20 May


In this press release in regards to the upcoming film being made in Australia they say that the Sirocco was a yacht stolen from Chinese opium smugglers. I have not heard that story before. Can anyone tell me if it is in fact correct?

— tassie devil

 
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Luke is In > In Like Flynn

20 May

In Luke Flynn:

Luke is in In Like Flynn, playing his “later-in-life” Grandfather Flynn.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

A Tease of a Quiz

19 May

What did this thrilling threesome do that earns them a spot on the blog?

— Gentleman Tim