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Damita Flim Flams Flynn

18 Jun

Marriage Makes News Around the Globe

U.S.A.

June 17, 1935
Evening Herald Express
Flim Flam with Sidney Skolsky

Lili Damita and Errol Flynn have made plans to elope to Yuma this week.

June 19, 1935
Evening Herald Express
Lili Damita, Errol Flynn Flying to Yuma to Wed

It took a handsome Irish actor, Errol Flynn, to lead the elusive Lili Damita, vivacious French film actress to the altar.

At least the couple took off at a Los Angeles airport in a black and yellow “monoplane of romance” and headed in the general direction of Yuma, Ariz., with the announcement that they would be married at a civil ceremony there.

“I’ve been engaged four times, but this is my first marriage,” the actress said. “But our honeymoon will have to wait. Errol has to take some film tests and so do I.”

The plane was piloted by Ted Brown. Bud Ernst, friend of the couple, who had planned to take Lyda Roberti to Yuma also for a double wedding, accompanied them, although his fiance had to stay behind. An unromantic studio called her to work and sent her out on location.*

AUSTRALIA

ROMANIA

* Flynn & Damita took the flight and tied the knot a few days later:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Dress Like Flynn?

17 Jun

carboncostume.com…

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Flynn Galleria De Arte

17 Jun

Errol Flynn Galeria de Arte – O Maior Acervo de Minas Gerais

— Gentleman Tim

 

‘Stage Door Jimmy’

16 Jun

A Jimmy Starr Quiz

According to Hollywood writer Jimmy Starr – aka ‘Stage Door Jimmy’ – he personally witnessed that Errol particularly liked which category of women:

. Heiresses

. Actresses

. Waitresses

. Singers

. Orientals

. Tennis players

. Burlesque dancers

— Gentleman Tim

 

Sean McCardle’s Graphic Novel The Fuhrer and the Tramp!

15 Jun

Sean McCardle’s amazing Graphic Novel The Fuehrer and the Tramp! I have read the novel today and it is wonderful! Very creative and engaging and has a bit of dramatic tension as well as lots of comedy and high adventure … Nominated for an Eisner Award, the Oscar of comics, and will find if it wins July 19,2019.

You can help this brilliantly made graphic novel reach a wide audience by clicking the book cover below! You can purchase a copy at: ComiXology (Amazon) …

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn 1953 Tax Form!

15 Jun

This is the address today given on the form!

— David DeWitt

 

Nice Robin Hood Candid!

15 Jun

— David DeWitt

 

Curtiz call

12 Jun

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

the definitive behind- the- scenes book has seen the light.

My dear friend Ilona Ryder, a former teacher at the Grant MacEwan Community College, has made her promise true and wrote an intimate portrait of her grandfather Michael Curtiz.

For the first time using never- before- seen documents she lifts the veil on  this famous director`s family ties, trials and tribulations. Let me tell you this: he was a busy man!

Besides directing up to 175 films on both ends of the pond and speaking several languages simultanously, he constantly kept falling in love all over again. These liasions resulted in various children, who finally have a say in (t)his biography.

He managed to keep in touch with his loved ones, helped where he could during those dire times of war and never forgot his Austro- Hungarian roots.

If you like me are into cinematic anecdotes from an up close and personal view, you are in for a treat.

Mrs. Ryder interviewed many people over the period of 20 years (Lady Livvie being the most prominent of the lot) to add an angle to the film maker and family man who brought us Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Yankee Doodle Dandy.

There is some Flynn in, but as far as Lil` Damita is concerned… you have to see for yourself.

Get it here if you can: pagemasterpublishing.ca/shop/heres-looking-at-you-kids-michael-curtiz-and-his-hidden-families/…

Congrats,

— shangheinz

 

Nightcrawler

11 Jun

“The thing with Kurt [Nightcrawler] is, in his heart of hearts, he wants to be Errol Flynn, he wants to be a swashbuckler, he wants to kick the living daylights out of bad guys with a sword.” “Actually with three swords, using his tail as well. And he wants to be a romantic lead, and he wants to save the day, and he wants to be friends with everyone.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Captain Fabian Letter 29 April 1955!

08 Jun

— David DeWitt