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Archive for December, 2013

Happy Birthday, Steve Hayes!

31 Dec

We honor writer/actor/producer Steve Hayes Borthday today on The Errol Flynn Blog! Steve turns 83 today, and finds himself a bestselling author on Amazon Kindle for many of his print edition westerns and mystery novels as 2013 comes to a close. As many of you know, Steve knew Errol Fynn personally, and stayed as a houseguest at Mulholland Farm while trying too get a sponsor to become an American Citizen which Errol had promised to help him accomplish. Born in England, Steve came to America with the idea of becoming an actor appearing in small roles until the writing bug bit him and he became a successful screenwriter. He wrote scripts for many of the Golden Age TV shows, and became a successful producer, too.

You can red more about him on his website.

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Happy Birthday, Steve!

— David DeWitt

 
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Who is in this photo with Errol?

29 Dec

— David DeWitt

 
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Under the Mistletoe – A Christmas Kiss from ELF

24 Dec

 ERROL IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT 

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… Tis’ the Season to Be Jolly! Happy Holidays to All!

— Gentleman Tim

 
 

Dodge City Premiere

21 Dec

Just found this on youtube, I think it has not been posted before:

— Inga

 
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Errol Flynn Auction Items!

19 Dec

Click the picture to look! Thanks to Karl Holmberg!

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— David DeWitt

 
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Quiz Time!

19 Dec

What is the name of this boat?

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— David DeWitt

 
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Mailbag! The EF Brand on the EF Ranch!

17 Dec

From our mail bagbag comes a couple of pictures taken recently at the Errol Flynn Ranch in Port Antonio, Jamaica.Thanks to Robb Callahan for sending them along to us … He also let’s us know it is Pat Wymore’s birthday, today!

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— David DeWitt

 
 

FLYNN WALKS STREETS OF NEW YORK WITH SWORD & LINGERIE MODEL – STICKS TONGUE OUT AT PHOTOGRAPHER

17 Dec

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Is this who should play Very Young Errol in the next big EF Bio-Pic? I think his Dad Orlando would say so.

— Gentleman Tim

 
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Actress Joan Fontaine Dies at 96

16 Dec

Olivia Dehavilland’s sister has passed away at age 96 …

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— David DeWitt

 
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Desperate Journey-Then & Now

16 Dec

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Here are some newer Then & Now shots, with corresponding screen grabs from the film. I have often found that it would require a higher vantage point, perhaps a ladder or platform, to accurately line up shots with the original scenes, but I think these serve to give a reasonable idea of filming at this location (which is private). In the rare candid long shot, the group of men in a circle at the left are (l-r) Arthur Kennedy, Alan Hale, Ronald Sinclair, and Flynn. To the right of them in the hat and long white coat is Raoul Walsh. In the other rare candid long shot of the group at the middle of the bridge are (l-r) Alan Hale, a production assistant, Flynn, and Ronald Reagan. In the closeup still are (l-r) Alan Hale, Ronald Reagan, Arthur Kennedy, and Flynn. The screen grabs show that the scene was filmed in daylight with filters (and a matte added to the “night” sky), something decided upon because Flynn had, only four days earlier, refused to work at night. As you can see, the bridge is no longer there and a road now dips down from the earth berm to what was formerly the river bed. (As a side note, this very wash over which the bridge spans was where flood waters from the collapsed St. Francis dam tore through in 1928, making its way to the Pacific Ocean, over 50 miles from dam to coast. Along its path it entire towns were destroyed and up to 600 people died. At Piru, the location of this scene and photos, the wall of water may still have still been over ten feet high. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, this catastrophe is the biggest in California history.)

— Robert

 
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