Flynn @ The Roosevelt

07 Oct

The (Teddy) Roosevelt. Flynn’s N.O. headquarters. Where Errol stayed and parked his cab in New Orleans.

A Mature Story:……





— Gentleman Tim



06 Oct





Dear fellow Flynn fans,

if you ever wanted to see what the face behind the faces looked like, here is an informative article about Fletcher Christian:…

Fletch more than once was had over a barrel- much like Errol:…


— shangheinz


“In Testimony to the Sea” – The Blanc Bleu Flagship

03 Oct

Thank you, Tina, for the history of Karenita! It’s now the flagship of Blanc Bleu:…


Karenita Photo


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Errol and “the Future”: A Quiz

01 Oct

The following images are clues to something that was very famous and significant in Errol’s life. What was it?






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Poolside with The Flynns: Errol, Rory & Deirdre

30 Sep

Mul House w PoolMul House with Errol, Rory and Dierdre

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Errol and Liz

29 Sep

Liz Whitney

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EFtirmaour Casanova

29 Sep…

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North vs. South

29 Sep

Fighting Son of Eire Knocks the Wind Out of Aidan Roark, Poloist Extraordinaire.………

Here’s Aidan hitting the ground again, this time for Time, with no Flynn in sight, just an empty horse:<a… href="

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The Errol Flynn Mailbag! FOUND! All EF Theatre Shows!

26 Sep

From our dear friend Karl Holmberg:

This subject has been mentioned before on the blog, but I just received an email from the source (U of Ulster) as a general announcement of their doings and have “teased out” what would especially be of interest. Further, I provide an edited view of those specifics.

What is the REALLY BIG DEAL here, aside from the fact that the series exists now in its ENTIRETY, is that the QUALITY level for all concerned is that of 35mm!

I attach a NYT announcement (6/3/57) of the series premier in the states.

I also attach what appears to be a photo of Flynn being filmed introducing a “Theatre” episode, and to his left one of the players: Christopher Lee? They DID appear together in an episode called Fortunes of War.

And a curious incident related to the filming of that episode was reported by Lee in speaking of work related injuries in his autobio (excerpt from IMDB):

“(Lee) almost having the little finger of his right hand severed by an inebriated Errol Flynn during a sword fight in The Dark Avenger. Lee played numerous roles in four episodes of The Errol Flynn Theatre and the two had a rematch in the episode Fortunes of War. Lee accidentally took Flynn’s wig off with his rapier and had to convince Flynn that he hadn’t done it on purpose.

And here now, the COMPLETE list of found programs:

Archive treasures: lost television programmes found…
Lost TV Material Found During University of Ulster Research

The Errol Flynn Theatre (1956-8)

Early anthology series presented by Hollywood legend Errol Flynn. Flynn also acted in some installments. It was shot on 35mm film but, despite its legendary star, some episodes were lost while the remainder only survived as inferior and edited 16mm copies. The prints found at UTV are all 35mm. The transmission dates below refer to their initial UK broadcast.

Tx Date Title

16/09/56 Wife for The Czar

22/09/56 The Girl In The Blue Jeans

29/09/56 The Model

06/10/56 The Duel

13/10/56 The Mirror

20/10/56 The Red Geranium

03/11/56 Farewell Performance [Previously lost]

10/11/56 The Fortunes of War

17/11/56 Mademoiselle Fifi

18/11/56 The Transfer

24/11/56 The Ordeal of Carol Kennedy

01/12/56 The Sealed Room

06/12/56 The Kinsman [Previously lost]

16/02/57 Love Token

23/02/57 My Infallible Uncle

02/03/57 Strange Auction

09/03/57 The Rustle of Silk [Previously lost]

23/03/57 Take The High Road

06/04/57 The Cellini Cup [Previously lost]

13/04/57 Rescued

20/04/57 First Come, First Loved [Previously lost]

04/05/57 Declassé [Previously lost]

11/05/57 Out of The Blue [Previously lost]

01/02/58 The 1000th Night of Don Juan




Karl, we tip our hat to you!

— David DeWitt


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UnLike Flynn

26 Sep

As evidence to show anyone who doubts how transcendent Errol Flynn was on the big screen, here’s “Fire of England”, with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Very much like Sea Hawk, except that Laurence Olivier (often hailed as the greatest actor in the world) pales in comparison to Errol Flynn. Take a look, for example at ~ the 10 to 11 minute mark of the film. Sir Larry clearly couldn’t carry Errol’s scabbard. (Nor Flora Robson’s.)

This is my first entry in an “UnLike Flynn” series. Please join in with your “UnLike Flynn” candidates. I started with the favorite of many an anti-Errol elitist (including Bette Big Eyes) – the big L.O.

Here’s Errol, the real deal:

The Sword Fights of Errol Flynn from Russ McClay on Vimeo.

— Gentleman Tim

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