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27 Aug

… 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):

www.time.com…

forum.alexanderpalace.org…

— Inga

 
 

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Anonymous

Very Interesting Inga! There is also an article in this Time Magazine dated Monday, February 22, 1937 more or less advertising Errol's “Beam Ends.” The article reads as follows: Books: Flynn's Yarn Feb 22, 1937 BEAM ENDS—Errol Flynn—Longmans, Green ($2). Seven years ago Cinemactor Errol Flynn (Captain Blood, The Charge of the Light Brigade) whose private life last made news when he and his wife, Cinemactress Lili Damita, announced last December that they would go on a second honeymoon instead of getting a divorce, was known to the barroom clientele … BEAM ENDS—Errol Flynn—Longmans, Green ($2). Seven years ago Cinemactor… Read more »

Anonymous

Sometimes one has to wonder what was what?
Time Magazine – August 23, 1943
Errol Flynn, a yacht, and a girl again made news. Nora Eddington, 19, recently an aircraft worker, was cruising with him off Acapulco, Mexico. Word got around that they were married. Actor Errol denied it; so did Nora. Her mother, who works in a Los Angeles bakery, told reporters that Nora had said “she didn't know whether she loved him for himself, or whether she just was in love with his glamor. So I kissed her good-by and I haven't heard from her since.”

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Anonymous

Thanks for adding, Tina. These online news archives are so great!

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Anonymous

This is a great source Inga, thanks for posting it!
There are pages and pages of news about Errol. I didn't have time to read them all, but I will. I couldn't resist to add these two. The one with Nora is quite interesting? Sort of a hint an insinuation if you will! It's an AHAAA!
Where do you dig up these great archives you must possess a special sense for great keywords!

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Anonymous

It was pure coincidence, I wanted to check if it was true about Lili and that Prussian prince, and I found this archive.

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Anonymous

I have read about this “Techtel-Mechtel” before. It was the time when he toured the US and was an apprentice at the Ford plant in Detroit. He wanted to learn the mechanical functions of cars. Somewhere he met Lili and was a while in Hollywood in the late 20's or very early 30's. (Errol still far away) Most likely her cantankerous behavior drove him away too. At that time, after the collapse of the monarchy and if he really wanted to marry her he could have. Of course, even though the monarchy was abolished there was still the might of… Read more »

Anonymous

P.S. – just read the 2nd link and here it states that he was 19 at the time. Statement – “Meanwhile, at 19, he fell in love with Actress Lily Damita…. so it was 1926 and Lili was 25 – nine years prior to Errol.
She must have had something for younger man! AhAAA!

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Anonymous

It was clearly stated that he was not allowed to marry her because of not being a princess, and the Hohenzollern were very strict at that. Remember that even the ex-Emperor William II was still alive at the time – let us not underestimate his influence.

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Anonymous

But mostly because she had an annoying habit of pulling pranks on the royal family, and the Hohenzollerns had had enough of her hot foot, whoopie cushion, and squirting flower routines.

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Anonymous

Yes my dear Inga they had power and I said so, but renouncing the succession and or abdication was always a way even then, somewhat problematic BUT possible. The Hohenzollern had their share of it too, like all the Royal Houses. Prior to WWI it was impossible! Please keep reading a little about them you will find it interesting. Take care!

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Anonymous

'Hear Ye' – 'Hear Ye' – Robert you are dead on!

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Anonymous

Where did you read about such a prank?

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Anonymous

Dear Tina, at that time, there was no question about abdication or succession because they were not in power anymore. It was a question of family pressure, and the Hohenzollern could use a lot of pressure.

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Anonymous

Of course they could and would do so – no question about it – but it was done and he could have done it if he or anyone really wanted to do it! That's all I am saying!

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