Archive for August, 2011
Here he is in all his wonderful might!
The picture is located at the Errol Flynn estate in Jamaica.
People like and dislike this painting – BUT – one fact remains this painting captures to perfection Errol's Mona Lisa “non-smiling” captivating SMILE.
His eyes projecting thought and feelings combined with his unusual facial expression of tenderness are communicated to perfection in this painting.
The painting maybe should be called “The Seductive Smile” or “The Melting Process”
There are two photographs in which he displays this very smile! (See below)
Errol with his picture at the fireplace in his living room!
And here are the two photo captions of “The Seductive Smile”
It was the melting process!
We didn't have a quiz question going for a long time and I thought it is about time for one! Please participate and show your knowledge about Errol!
This is a four part question!
1. Who was Max Flynn?
2. How did Max come into Errol Flynn's life – what was the reason?
Max Flynn admired a special person, in particular he thought of him as a generous warm-heart and with a very unique and rare talent.
3. Who was this person?
4. What was this special rare talent of his?
… every day.
Today, there was the marriage of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and they showed a documentary about the history of the House of Hohenzollern. I had no idea that Lili Damita had dated a Hohenzollern Prince! But since she was no Princess, she was not allowed to marry him. Just imagine the way history would have gone if…
A little more info (didn't have time to dig deeper):
Mr Fegerl would like to offer these packages of photos taken by Dr. Erben to interested Flynn fans for free. You would not have to pay for the photos, only for shipping (depending on where you live in the world). You will get the 10 photos depicted below. Each photo is of a size of 10x15cm. Please contact me privately if you are interested (e-mail address in my profile info).
Note: these photos are NOT for resale nor reproduction. They are copyright-protected.
“The Falling Rocket” by James Whistler
As promised, here is the information about ownership of James Whistler's “The Falling Rocket”.
The following is the information given to me by Kenneth Meyer, Curator of the Detroit Institute of Art, the current owner since 1946 of the painting, which proofs to 99% or so that Errol did not own the painting.
Hi Tina: All I know is the information in Andrew McLaren Young, et. al., The Paintings of James McNeill
Whistler, 2 vols. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980). Which
states that it was bought by Charles Sessler at Parke-Bernet on May 10,
1940), exhibited in New Britain in 1943, acquired by Knoedler Gallery in
NY who lent it to Toronto in 1944, sold by Knoedler to Scott &
Fowles (dealers) in 1946; and that they sold it to Dexter Ferry who gave
it to us.
If any more recent information has turned up,
it would probably be included on the provenance information given in the
Centre For Whistler Studies on-line database to find that, just google
Centre for Whistler Studies and follow directions.
I suppose there is a
chance someone else could have owned it in the period 1940-1946, or
perhaps had it “on approval” for a sale which was not consummated. If
you turn up any convincing evidence for such an additional owner, I
would love to see it.
Kenneth John Myers,
Ph.D, Chief Curator, Curator of American Art, Detroit Institute of
Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
Btw, due to my joking remark in the other post of mine – about the painting would have fit into Errol's life style – I am providing this link – if you are interested – it is the story of the lawsuit connected with the painting.
I wonder how many paintings Errol owned – any insiders out there?
— David DeWitt