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Errol Flynn: The Legend

18 Jun

Has anyone else come across this interesting little documentary from 1979? It is narrated by Robert Vaughan and while the content is hardly new it does show quite a few interesting photographs that I hadn't seen before. It also features quite detailed footage of Errol in London on the 'In Town Tonight' programme looking for funds for William Tell. All-in-all quite enjoyable.

best wishes,

Brian.

— themainflynnman

 
 

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  1. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Hi Brian;
    How does one see it or get a hold of it? Do you have a link?
    Sounds interesting! I am surprised that Robert Vaughn would be asked to do it or did out of his own accord? I read his “funny” remark in Tom McNulty's book “That what thirteen year old girls do to you”, I am sure you read it too.
    Take care,
    Tina

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  2. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I think Vaughn probably meant 15 year old girls, since that was Beverly Aadland's age when Flynn met her?

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  3. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I have seen this one although I can't recall where just now. There is indeed some rare footage in it!

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  4. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Hi David;
    Most likely he meant fifteen, but is says thirteen, I am sure he meant no harm with his remark and intended it as a joke! I can see the humor in it!
    I hope you are doing well and things are going your way!
    Take care,
    Tina

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  5. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    He had no clue as to her age and his comment was a generalization that came out of a haphazard interview.

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  6. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Tom;
    I love your book and I know that he was speaking with tongue in cheek and very funny too!
    All the best to you and Jan,
    Tina

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  7. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Tina,
    I recently bought a batch of Flynn's television stuff on DVD and it came as part of that. There was also some Charles Higham interviews too – cost me well over £50.00 for the lot but looking over everything — 7 episodes of The Errol Flynn Theatre, Errol Flynn: Secret Lives, Errol Flynn: Hollywood Greats, Remembering Errol Flynn, The Golden Shanty, The Sword of Villon, Rory Flynn interview, Sean Flynn documentary, William Tell footage, Pirate Party on Catalina, Deep Sea Fishing, Cruise of the Zaca — I think I got a good deal.
    I have no idea why Vaughan was used on the documentary and yes, I read his remark… with a smile and a nod of the head.
    best wishes,
    Brian.

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  8. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Brian;
    You sure had a great deal there! Where did you buy it – eBay or?
    I hope your copy of “The Sword of Villon” is a good copy? I purchased one for $29.95 plus shipping and it is so dark one cannot see anything – just horrible, but that's what one gets sometimes.
    Take care,
    Tina

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  9. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Bri,Karl add this information:
    Title: The Errol Flynn legend
    Type of Work: Motion picture or filmstrip
    Registration Number / Date: PA0000059711 / 1979-11-01
    Date of Publication: August 20, 1979
    Date of Creation:1979
    Title: The Errol Flynn legend / produced by Alan P. Sloan.
    Credits: Edited by Phil Content.
    Imprint: [s.l. : s.n.], c1979.
    Description: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 3/4 in.
    Copyright Claimant: Pepperwood Productions, Inc.
    9720 WILSHIRE BLVD
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212-2021
    Authorship on Application: cinematographic material: Pepperwood Productions, Inc., employer for hire.
    Performer: Narrated by Robert Vaughn.
    Presented by Home Box Office.
    Gotta run!
    Karl

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  10. Anonymous

    June 19, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Yes, would be great to know where one could get this, at least part of it, like the documentaries and interviews and the Tell footage – how long is it actually?

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  11. Anonymous

    June 19, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Yes, would be great to know where one could get this, at least part of it, like the documentaries and interviews and the Tell footage – how long is it actually?

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  12. Anonymous

    June 19, 2011 at 10:18 am

    'The Sword of Villon' is a little dark but very watchable. I was very happy with all the DVDs actually… my old VCRs of all this stuff (sent to me by a very dear friend) were getting a little old and worn and were also in NTSC format playing on a PAL VCR… which made them very jumpy.
    I bought the stuff from a place called ioffer, there is a guy on there selling this rare Flynn stuff but he isn't cheap.
    The Higham interviews are really fascinating, he has the face of a man who knows he has been 'found out'. It would be interesting to know exactly what the repurcussions of the Flynn book were for this man.
    best wishes,
    Brian.

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  13. Anonymous

    June 19, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Thanks Karl/David.

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  14. Anonymous

    June 19, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Thanks for the info, Brian!

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  15. Anonymous

    June 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Brian;
    Thanks for the information! I'll give it a try- wish me luck!
    Best wishes,
    Tina

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  16. Anonymous

    June 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I have this one, but it's really not very good quality…

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  17. Anonymous

    June 19, 2011 at 4:37 pm

     
  18. R.H

    November 15, 2019 at 11:50 am

    I’m the seller who sold the dvds to Brian.I have lots of stuff on Errol.

    mrnostalgia.wordpress.com…

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