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Archive for August, 2014

“Errol Flynn” Music Video

26 Aug

WHAT MAJOR MUSIC VIDEO FEATURES ERROL AND FILM FROM AN ERROL MOVIE MORE THAN ANY OTHER?

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Here are some initial clues:

1) Errol is quite handsome and athletic.

2) Northern Ireland

3) Beer

4) Controversial

5) Hit Song

6) Poetic Movie

7) 1930’a & 1980’s

8) War & Torture

9) Errol’s Birthday

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— Gentleman Tim

 
 

‘Last Of Robin Hood’ opens Friday in USA!

26 Aug

Officially, the much talked about and anticipated film ‘The Last Of Robin Hood’ with Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon opens nationwide in the USA on Friday August 29, 2014.   It will be interesting to see what the Chicago Sun-Times film critic Richard Roeper has to say about the film.   He succeeded the late Roger Ebert.    Roeper has little interest in old Hollywood legends and previously panned the film ‘Hollywoodland’ which was about the strange death of George Reves, the actor who starred on the 1950’s television series ‘The Adventures Of Superman’.   In the end I would say he was correct about that one but for different reasons, it was boring.   See you at the movies.  Ralph

— rswilltell

 
 

BACK TO SCHOOL with Sean

26 Aug

We recently determined that Sean attended school at the Brentwood Town & Country School – probably when he lived with Lili in or near Beverly Hills in the mid-1940’s. His schoolmates included Peter & Jane Fonda, among other celebrity kids.

As A.R. astutely observed, however, for the most of his childhood Sean attended what is recorded in biographies to be the “Palm Beach Private School”. I’ve always found this a rather oddly nondescript name and have had some difficulty researching and physically locating it. (Locals, even loca librarians were unfamiliar with the name.) Today, though, I had a major breakthrough perusing rare Palm Beach historical collections, including old Palm Beach address registeries and insurance maps.

Here’s the history of the “Palm Beach Private School”, Sean’s primary elementary school:

Founded as the Palm Beach Day School in 1921, including, I believe, Kindergarten – 8th grades, it was (and still is) a very exclusive private school. Though, I believe, it didn’t officially change its name until only a few years ago, it was often referred to as the “Palm Beach Private School”, evidently to differentiate it from Palm Beach Public School” only a sea shell’s throw away.

From the the images below the evolution of the school’s name can be seen. Above the original school entrance is the original name, Palm Beach Day School. On the subsequent Sanborn Fire Insurance map is the eventually also accepted name, “Palm Beach Private School”. Finally, as verified on the school’s current main entrance door mat, the school is now officially known as the Palm Beach Day Academy.

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PB Day School with Flag

Sean and “Lillian C. Flynn” lived on Seabreeze, only two very short blocks north, and one west, from the school – a five to ten minute walk max. Wouldn’t it have been wonderful to have seen Lili Damita walking young Sean to school in the late Forties/early Fifties. That must have been one of the most magnificently beautiful mother-and -son couples in history.

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— Gentleman Tim

 
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Chops & Martinis in Motown

25 Aug

THE LONDON CHOP HOUSE – WHERE BARRYMORE & FLYNN WHINED & DINED WHEN IN DETROIT

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ERROL IS SAID TO HAVE SAT IN A BACK BOOTH, DRINKING MARTINIS, REGALLY SMOKING HIS LONG-FILTERED CIGARETTES, AND REGALING HIS FANS WITH STORIES OF OLD HOLLYWOOD AND HIS ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD.

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A CARICATURE DRAWING OF HIM ONCE ADORNED THE RESTAURANT.

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— Gentleman Tim

 
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In the Desert Like Flynn – at Bow & Bell’s Place

24 Aug

“7 Miles West of Searchlght”:

The WALKING BOX HISTORY TOUR Is Waiting to Take You Today – to the Master of Mulholland’s Legendary Mojave Ranch Hideaway – The Desert Home of Hollywood’s Rex Bell and Clara Bow, The Original “It” Girl.
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— Gentleman Tim

 
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Party with Flynn at the Stage Door Canteen

24 Aug

MEET ERROL, DUKE & THE ANDREW SISTERS AT THE STAGE DOOR!!!

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— Gentleman Tim

 
 

Songs

22 Aug

What do these songs have in common and what is their connection to Errol Flynn?

“The Rose” by Bette Midler

“Wonderful Life” by Black

“Woman” by John Lennon

— Inga

 
 

Who Are They & Why Are They Here??

22 Aug

THEY NEVER MET ERROL.

HE NEVER WORKED IN THEIR PROFESSIONS.

WHAT’S THEIR CONNECTION TO HIM?

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— Gentleman Tim

 
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Jolly Boy ‘Powda’ Bennett has Left the House

21 Aug
      The Navy Island Swamp Boys played ‘mento’ at Errol’s legendary Port Antonio parties. They ultimately became the Jolly Boys, a name said to be given to them by Errol himself.

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      — Gentleman Tim

       
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Faulkner, Flynn & Fencing’s “Napolean”

21 Aug

NO, not THAT Faulkner. YES, THAT Flynn. NO, not THAT Napolean.

Errol’s Captain Blood Coach and Continuing Influence on Fencers & Fencing:

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“The Napolean of Fencing”

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The Fabulous Falcon Studio of Fencing

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— Gentleman Tim