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Errol at the Garden of Allah

11 Feb

My dear fellow Flynnians,

I just finished the 1970 edition of Sheilah Grahams book  “The Garden of Allah” (The story of Holywood`s most exotic playground featuring the famous & infamous superstars that created the legend). The well known Hollywod columnist and companion of F.Scott Fitzgerald lived next door to Errol`s villa in the appartement complex and secret hideaway to many stars like Garbo, Bogart and the Marx Brothers.

After a public fallout with Pat Wymore, Errol was served the divorce papers there, which resulted in a spontanous dance of joy around the pool by one hopeful future Mrs. Flynn, Beverly Aadland – barely covered by a towel.

In the years prior with Pat staying on in Spain, former Garden owner Frank Ehrhart recalled  Errol going by a strict regimen: At 12.30 his sectretary would place a chaise lounge by the pool, alongside a table with a bottle of champagne and two glasses. At one o`clock the baron would appear in a blue blazer with white or grey pants and an ascot instead of a tie. He would ask one of the many beautiful girls, be it aspiring actress or starry eyed starlet, if she minded sitting next him. Then he would say: “My child, will you have a glass of champagne?” By then all eyes were on them wondering how long it would take Errol to get the girl into his bungalow.

After appearing on the $64.000 question show in New York, where he won  $34.000 (one question short of the jackpot), Errol was asked by Ehrhart why he hadn`t gone all the way. Errol smiled broadly. “Frank, he explained, “they garanteed me $32.000 under the table. It was all fixed.” He concluded modestely, “Although I knew all the answers.” Indeed the show was canceled shortly afterward, but only when the cheating on “21” was exposed. When the garden of Allah compound was closed in 1959, a public auction was held and guess what of all the fixtures and furnishings went first? It was…Garden of Allah Errol`s bed!

— shangheinz

 

New Photo Quiz Anyone?

06 Feb

Ever since I saw this photo, I’ve been wondering where and in what context it was taken. It took me quite some time to figure it out. Are you smarter? I think so. So tell us: is it a movie still, candid or press photo? In which context was it taken and who or what is Errol looking at? I won’t comment on any guesses until there are at least ten. (Yes, this is blackmailing to see who is still out there…)EFquiz

 

— Inga

 
 

From the Errol Flynn Mailbag! Feb 4, 2013

05 Feb

I am based at Queen’s University Marine Laboratory Portaferry County Down. I noted a couple of times on the pages about TT Flynn that Queen’s University Dublin was given as his place of work – this should be Belfast. He had a holiday home on the west shore of Strangford Lough (still standing). The present QML buildings have expanded greatly since his time in Portaferry. There were some elderly people in Portaferry who told me that Errol used to visit the area while his father was Prof. of Biology in Belfast. Have you any evidence of the son’s visits to Kilklief (holiday house), Portaferry (marine laboratory / classes), Strangford Lough?

Many thanks,

Dr. Daryl Anne Birkett
QML (Queen’s University Marine Laboratory)
Portaferry
County Down
BT22 1PF
d.birkett@qub.ac.uk…

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Daryl adds in another email to me: “The optimum outcome would be a father/son photograph taken somewhere around Strangford Lough.”

If anyone can help locate such a photo it would, I a sure, be greatly appreciated. An idea they have is to fund-raise for the Errol Flynn Memorial Laboratory… However, “As it stands, we are contemplating renaming some of the present laboratory rooms in the buildings – and as
he [TT Flynn] was our founder, one of them would be the Flynn Lab…”

— David DeWitt

 
 

Casting Call for The Last of Robin Hood Feature Film

03 Feb

Casting calls and auditions for indy feature film ‘The Last of Robin Hood’ –

Big Indie Pictures in association with Killer Films is going into production next week on the true story feature film “The Last of Robin Hood”. Filming is taking place in Atlanta, GA through March, 2013.

Casting Call

Casting Call

— David DeWitt

 
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February 2013 Rock-itt Magazine is now online!

03 Feb

The February issue of The Rock-itt is now available online. Click the link to take you straight there to catch up with the latest music, entertainment and sport on the Northern Beaches.
Cheers
Pete

Rock-itt Magazine February 2013

Rock-itt Magazine February 2013

— David DeWitt