When Who Lost His Finger?

24 May

A Cutting Edge Quiz

Who wrote on the image below that he “lost his finger”?

— Gentleman Tim


Sir Robin of Locksley

24 May

May 23, 1938

Hollywood Citizen News

Taking their cue from the success of The Adventures of Robin Hood, Warner Bros. are digging in making preparations for a sequel to be ready for release next spring. Title is Sir Robin of Locksley,, an original by Norman Reilly Raine and Seton I. MIller. Erich Korngold already is at work on the score. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland are slated for the leads. Virtually all concerned in the scheduled follow-up contributed to The Adventures of Robin Hood.

Surely Alan Hale would have been in it, too!

— Gentleman Tim


The Thief of Bagdad

24 May

May 23, 1938

Sidney Skolsky
Hollywood Citizen News

The Warners, because of the success Robin Hood, are trying to buy The Thief of Bagdad, another Douglas Fairbanks hit, for Errol Flynn.

— Gentleman Tim


Mail Bag! Errol & Dorothy Malone!

23 May

Thanks to Karl Holmberg!

Too Much, Too Soon …

— David DeWitt


Silver River @ Warners Downtown LA, 1948

22 May

May 22, 1948

Silver River

Lowell E. Redelings

Hollywood Citizen News

There’s a scene in Silver River where Ann Sheridan, on a wagon trek West, sleeps out under the stars. Errol Flynn bunks beneath a wagon for the night, but Ann thinks he’s inside the wagon.

It rains before morning, Ann comes scampering to the wagon, dragging her blankets behind her, and starts to scramble under the wagon.

“Please, lady,” exclaims Errol in feigned indignation, “you might at least first knock on the wheel.”

Whereupon, with a black look of hate (Errol loves her, but she can’t stand HIM, you know) climbs into the wagon, and Errol on the ground below asks questions relating to her private life with her husband.

All this is meat and drink to Errol Flynn’s fans. You could almost hear them drooling in their emotions yesterday at the Warner Hollywood Theater, and there were probably similar demonstrations at the Downtown and Wiltern.

Silver River is a good “schmaltzy” movie entertainment.  it is tailored stuff for Errol – the bold, dashing hero of many another frontier epic. It gives Mr. Flynn a chance to wear those frontier clothes, in which he makes the wardrobe department so proud of itself, and too, he has plenty of elbow room in the wide-open spaces to woo Ann between walking over men in his climb to riches and fame.

Errol is a gambler this time out. The time is the Post-Civil War period, and the Westward movement is in full force. Errol acquires some gambling equipment and from this small beginning becomes a silver tycoon in the hub of the silver empire – Silver City.

Ann Sheridan is married to a mining expert – but so far as Errol is concerned he’s just in the way of his conquest of Ann. The Indians finally get her husband, and Errol moves in quickly to make her his wife.

Thereafter, the plot moves to a dramatic climax.

— Gentleman Tim


Hats Off to Ronald Reagan

21 May

May 21, 1948

Sidney Skolsky
Hollywood Citizen News

Ronald Reagan: He is an actor who is interested in the welfare of actors and in their position in the industry. He has advanced from a supporting player to a leading man. He is always to know what pictures are being made at his studio, and when hears of any he likes, he makes a bid for it. He is very pleased that he is no longer told they wanted Errol Flynn for a certain picture, but that they are going to give it to him.

— Gentleman Tim


Flynn On Ray De O’Fan

20 May

May 16, 1936

Ray De O’Fan
Los Angeles Examiner

Smith Ballew as master of ceremonies on “Chateau” will introduce as his guests Errol Flynn, one of Hollywood’s newer stars; comic George Jessel, singer June Knight and grappler Man Mountain Dean. This in addition to Smith’s warbling and Victor Young’s music (KFL 5:30 PM)


“Chateau” refers to the Shell Chateau radio show. Smith Ballew was a very talented musician, who sang and played with many of the greatest musicians of the 20s and 30s. Following Shell Chateau, he became a ‘B’ Western star.…

Jessel with Norma Jean

The Vivacious June Knight

Man Mountain Dean, Dizzy Dean, Daffy Dean

The Great Vincent Young…

— Gentleman Tim


Happy 100th Birthday — to the Santa Fe Snow Queen!

19 May…

Elray was a Texas Tech University beauty, Cotton Queen, and even played The Snow Queen in Santa Fe, New Mexico for Warner Brother’s Santa Fe Trail, starring Errol Flynn in 1940.

Her picture was used to promote the famous premier of the movie in Santa Fe.…

— Gentleman Tim


The Stars of Catalina

17 May

“John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Ronald Reagan and Errol Flynn, who often sailed his yacht to the island to hunt wild boar.” (Author’s note: Make that yachts … The Bachelor/Cheerio II, Sirocco, and Zaca.)

“With a tip of the cap to Copernicus, Aristotle, Galileo, and Ernie “Let’s Play Two” Banks, too!!”

Off-Season: Santa Catalina Island

— Gentleman Tim


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Errol Flynn’s Leading Lady Legend Doris Day Dies!

13 May

Sorry to report but the great Doris Day has left us at age 97. In her own autobiography Miss Day wrote how much she enjoyed kissing the great swashbuckler Errol Flynn at the end of the hilarious comedy “It’s A Great Feeling” (1949). Doris Day was a hit singer who sold millions of recordings, had a hit TV series that ran for five years, and starred in 39 motion pictures including one for Alfred Hitchcock. We salute this great lady who save the lives of many animals.

— rswilltell


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