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Jamaica’s Jolly Boys

22 Jan

Named and Catapulted to Fame by Flynn

Sherwood had its Merry Men, Jamaica has its Jolly Boys

Jamaica Music Museum pays tribute to the Jolly Boys

“The Jolly Boys are a mento group originally from Port Antonio, formed in 1945. First starting as part of a group that played at Errol Flynn’s parties, the band established itself as one of Jamaica’s enduring mento bands. Over seven decades they have won mento band competitions, toured across the island and around the world, and released ten albums. They also appeared in the 1989 film The Mighty Quinn, which featured Denzel Washington. With their 2010 cover of Amy Winehouse’s Rehab, the group facilitated a mento revival that has attracted music scholars and enthusiasts from around the world.”

www.jamaicaobserver.com…

“… Errol Flynn named this group “The Jolly Boys” after the vibe he caught from their playing. With Flynn’s imprimatur, the Jolly Boys music quickly defined mento and calypso entertainment in Port Antonio and set a high musical standard.”

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” … Errol Flynn used to dock his yacht, Zaca, [at Port Antonio] back when the buccaneering Hollywood star was known as “Jamaica’s greatest tourist”. “Mr Errol Flynn, man. Yeah, baby!” twinkles [one of the Jolly Boys]. “He loved the local bars. He’d hang here and buy a bottle of white rum for the people.”

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopfeatures/7903203/The-Jolly-Boys-sound-that-rocked-Jamaica-and-Errol-Flynn.html…

— Gentleman Tim

 

Goodnight Sweet Princess

21 Jan

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Charity-Shop Shopping with Ms. Moss

21 Jan

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“I used to walk around a lot when I was younger, get the tube, and every time I passed a charity shop I’d go in. I can sense if somewhere has a good one. I bought a dress that belonged to Errol Flynn’s wife. It was in Key West and the shop had a picture of her wearing it, tulle with white pearl and glass beads hanging off it.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

“Swashbuckling Splendor”

20 Jan

“THE GREATEST SEA ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME GETS UNDERWAY!” (IN COLORADO)

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“Off the Hook Arts celebrates film and music of the 1930’s and 40’s in their Fourth Annual WinterFest week! We’re featuring two great composers that fled Europe, settled in Hollywood and helped bring film to where it is today through their additions to film scores. Join us for the full Hollywood classic movie, The Sea Hawk, featuring Errol Flynn in his swashbuckling splendor and film score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. But first, get a brief introduction about the significance of this film and composer from our host, modern day Hollywood film score composer and Assistant Professor of Digital Media Composition and Music Theory at UNC Ludek Drizhal.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Amazing what you can find these days after so many decades!

13 Jan

— Don Jan

 
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Ann and Errol

13 Jan

THE MERMAID AND MISTER CHRISTIAN

A counter-clockwise adaptation of twinarcher’s recent north-of-the-equator post, “Errol and Ann”

www.canberratimes.com…

Physicality and courage on screen were two notable attributes of Kellermann that would continue among a number of other Australian actors, including Errol Flynn, whose screen debut in Australia as Fletcher Christian in 1933’s In the Wake of the Bounty soon led to a major Hollywood career
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Plus, check out this fabulous Annie Kellerman- related, history and gallery of early bathing suits and beauties!

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The Original Mermaid (G, 2003), a documentary on Kellermann, will be on January 17 at 3pm at 4pm at the National Film and Sound Archive ($10/$8).

The Evolution of the Australian Actor talk will be at the archive on January 18 at 3pm (free, bookings essential) followed at 4pm by Captain Blood (1935, G, tickets $10, $8).

The Rise of the Australian Actor in Hollywood talk will be on at the National Portrait Gallery on January 20 at 2pm (free, portrait.gov….au).

For bookings and more information visit nfa.gov….au.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol And Ann

12 Jan

He should have done a few more with her.

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Where It All Began

12 Jan

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Down Time in 1936.

12 Jan

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Rare shot of a scene during the making of TAORH.

10 Jan

A real determined Robin risking his life. Note the little fellow hiding under the camera platform!

 

 

— Don Jan