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Mailbag! Errol Flynn & Cary Grant!

31 Mar

Our Mailbag brings a tough question from Jolene, can anybody help her with an answer?

Hi there at The Errol Flynn Blog! I enjoy y’alls blog very much and I was curious. Is there any picture of Errol Flynn and Cary Grant together? An odd question I know but they are my two favorite people/actors so I was just curious. I haven’t found one yet so I thought to ask the great Errol Flynn Blog!

Thanks so much,

Jolene

 

— David DeWitt

 

The Style Of Lili Damita and Olivia leaves town

31 Mar

I had commented on another thread respect a Baby shower for Sean. This shower was given to Lili by several Hollywood notables.  No photo unfortunately!

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Of course there was a description of what she was wearing:  An Orange Angel Skin Swagger Jacket with Gold Buttons (of course!).   I managed to find a sample of a 1950’s Swagger Jacket:

1950's Swagger Coat  But not “Angel skin”  and no I don’t think she skinned an angel to get it!

What I missed was the little comment on the same page noting that Olivia De Havilland had gone east (to Boston) for 6 weeks (this would be 1941) to recuperate from her Appendectomy that January. My female intuition tells me – “I don’t want to be here when the child is born” . I wonder.

Thanks to Tim for the additional information and photos of the guests at the baby shower too! The original post is under “Lost Brothers- In Memory of Sean”.

— Maria

 

“The Old Magician” has Left the Game

29 Mar

Huge Errol Flynn Fan & Basketball Legend, Hod Rod Hundley, has Entered His Fifth & Final Quarter.

One of the Most Exciting College Hoop Stars of All Time – “Pete Maravich before Pete Maravich”

A Hall of Fame Broadcaster, as well.

Errol Flynn was His Idol. Wicked, Wicked Ways His Favorite Book.

Godspeed, Hot Rod!

Articles on the Flynn Connection:

bit.ly/1BSHGrF…

bit.ly/1MicKMZ…

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— Gentleman Tim

 
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Errol Flynn at the White House

27 Mar

While searching the Franklin D. Roosevelt online library, I happened to remember that EF had been photographed with FDR. I also recalled that he wrote a letter to Eleanor Roosevelt on behalf of his friend Dr Erben who was trying to emigrate to the US.  I searched the FDR website and found an entry in the President’s calendar indicating that EF had dinner at the White House on January 29th, 1939, and attended a play (Outward Bound) afterwards. The list includes the other guests as well. The link to the calendar entry is:  www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu…

I’ve attached screen capture for reference.EF at White House Calendar Entry

 

— Jerry Canaday

 
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We Welcome New Author Gerald Canaday to The Errol Flynn Blog!

27 Mar

We welcome New Author Gerald Canadasy to The Errol Flynn Blog! Happy to have you aboard, Gerald!

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— David DeWitt

 

Errol award for performing arts

26 Mar

Errol award for performing arts. Please read.
Isn’t it great to have all these awards named after the man that helped me through such a rough patch in my life . And such a person that has inspired so much love. Genene.

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— tassie devil

 
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U.S.O. work not forgotten

26 Mar

This was taken in the W.W. 2 museum in New Orleans . while there we had lunch in their restaurant. when we got inside the walls were festooned with pictures of all the stars who had supported the war effort in one way or another and in pride of place is Errol Flynn. Nice to know his war efforts are remembered

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— daringthorpe

 
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Rory Flynn Speaks!

26 Mar

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— David DeWitt

 
 

Rocky Balboa Ranks “The Flynn” Number 1

25 Mar

Broadway Star Andy Karl Ranks Errol’s Mustache His Favorite – “Freekin’ Amazing”

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— Gentleman Tim

 
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Escapades at The Everglades with Sean, Son of Flynn

24 Mar

Home in Palm Beach for Christmas holidays in 1954, Sean and his later-legendary, always-controversial, Lawrenceville classmate, “Taki” Theodoracopolous, decided to celebrate New Years Eve at one of the world’s most exclusive clubs – the extremely elitist Everglades Club. On the golf course precisely. More precisely, racing over greens and fairways in (Sean’s) Harley-Davidson and (Taki’s) new Thunderbird.

Apparently, Sean & Taki forgot to fix their divots, causing Florida State Troopers to arrive New Year’s morn at both Lili’s place, and at Taki’s room at The Breakers.

1955 for the Christmas breakers began with ominous trips to Palm Beach trooper headquarters, where they were charged with a bill of $40,000! – “$39,990 more than they had between them” as Taki put it.

Lili and Taki’s dad apparently reached a deal with the club, which was apparently had insurance to cover some or all of the damage. (Either way, I suspect Lili sent Errol a bill! Even so, I imagine Errol was very proud of Sean’s showing those high-browed, stuffed-shirts of Palm Beach how to ring out the old/ring in the new.
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Word is Sean was quite the local legend for his infamous day at the races/night on the links.

archive.spectator.co.uk/article/5th-december-1987/60/high-life…

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— Gentleman Tim

 
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