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ANOTHER FLYNN & SON DOUBLE FEATURE (OR IN PRAISE OF “THE BIG BOODLE” with a nod to “Mission to Venice”)

31 Jul

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Dad in 1956’s Cuba and son in 1963’s Venice. Both with icy blondes and winning the good fight.

Both films made on location.

Errol ends a counterfeiting scam and Sean helps thwart the plans of some spies! Both win the girl! (Rosanna Rory for Errol and Karin Baal for Sean.)

“The Big Boodle” is one of Errol’s later films, but his presence and charisma are undeniable! (Released in the USA in the early part of 1957.)

Sean is good in the action scenes and the film is a good document of its time. (Sean is dubbed in this one , but the dubbing on this film is good. It was sold directly to television syndication in the USA; released theatrically in Europe in 1964, a French, Italian,West German co-production.)

Both films are available on DVD, although Sean’s film can be seen on YouTube.–A. R.

 

 

— ILIKEFLYNN

 
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Errol Started It All Back in the Fifties

31 Jul

Ever the trailblazer & trendsetter, Errol made Ibiza into what has ultimately become “the celebrity party capitol of the world” – where everybody has a knockout time, especially, most recently, Orlando Bloom, of whom Gentleman Flynn would likely be very proud. And then there’s Justin Bieber – no Flynn is he.

Errol started it all back in the early 50’s.

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— Gentleman Tim

 
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The Errol Flynn Mailbag! Hollywood Raquet Club

25 Jul

From our mailbag:

Here is a great website on the fabled Hollywood Racquet Club. Fortunately only a couple of outlying buildings burned. The Bamboo Lounge and restaurant are still intact.

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I mentioned in my reply that I see Linda Christian, a protege of Errol’s on the site, and Paul tells me: “Flynn ‘discovered’ Linda in Acapulco and bought her to Hollywood where with the help and power of President Aléman, she was able to break into movies.”

There’s a lot more Paul could say!

See also Match Point at the Raquet Club.

Thanks, Paul!

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— David DeWitt

 
 

Match Point at the Raquet Club

25 Jul

The Palm Springs Raquet Club – within the 2-hour radius mandated by the studios – where, Hollywood lore has it, Marilyn was discovered and the Bloody Mary was invented. Errol was the brightest star of all, of course – on both the courts and at the legendary Bamboo Bar.

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— Gentleman Tim

 
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A ship trip to Lionheart`s lament

23 Jul

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My dear fellow Flynn fans,

I went on a cruise on the beautiful blue Danube River from Vienna up to Dürnstein, where King Richard unwillingly had to spend his winter holiday of 1193.

Here is the prelude to “The adventures of Robin Hood”: en.wikipedia.org…

All I can say is that there are worse places to be stuck and  I wonder if that high ransom  indeed was a hefty unpaid wine bill.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Errol Flynn at the Golden Age Cinema

21 Jul

“Amazing”

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— Gentleman Tim

 
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Commemorating the Great War with Errol, Coop & Eastwood

21 Jul

Errol in the Big One, as old timers used to call it on Decoration Day.

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— Gentleman Tim

 
 

Captain Blood’s 80th Birthday

15 Jul

No, not that Captain Blood, but connected! Legendary “literary guru and (first African) Nobel laureate” Wole Soyinka, and most distinguished member of the Pyrates Confraternity, whose famous nom de plume was inspired by both Errol and Rafael.

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— Gentleman Tim

 
 

“Errol Flynn” in Australia Later This Month!

14 Jul

For all those who can make it, Amanda McBroom is going to be singing “Errol Flynn” in Melbourne & Sydney later this month! Her recent performance of it in Chicago last week was supposed to be magnificent.  What a masterpiece of songwriting!

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Alan Hale, David Bruce & Errol Flynn:

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“Errol Flynn” in Chicago last week:

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— Gentleman Tim

 
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In The Wake Of The Bounty – official dvd !

13 Jul

 

Great Errol news!

In The Wake Of The Bounty has recently been officially released on dvd/blu ray as part of the Charles Chauvel collection,it is a fully restored print of the film.You can buy it here directly from the distributor.

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— Lollie

 
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