Hello All Flynn Fans & Experts,
In researching Errol’s history on Coronado Island, California, I have been able to positively document that he regularly visited the island with the Sirocco. And, of course, he’s known to have filmed “Dive Bomber” there during 1941. However, historical records appear to be devoid of any (off-the-set/”out-in-town”) photographs. I believe, though, that I may have made a possible connection between the great photo below and the Hotel Del Coronado. If so, this would be wonderful for San Diego & Coronado historians. … Before making a final conclusion, however, I would like to inquire with all the experts, fans and insiders out there whether they might have any information or insight concerning the history and/or provenance of this terrific photo!?! And, if it’s from another location, that, too, would be great to document!
For the record, my initial belief is that this may have been taken in or around the Spring of ’41, while Errol was filming “Dive Bomber” on Coronado.