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Archive for January, 2016

Another little quiz!

31 Jan

While we are exchanging knowledge about Errol’s idiosyncrasies here is another quiz:

In which movie did Errol mentioned a name, which existed for real in his private life?

— Tina

 
 

Errol Flynn: Celebrity Waterskiing Pioneer

31 Jan

While still in its infancy, long before it became nationally popular, and before even the first known water skiing club was formed (on Lake Washington in Seattle), Errol was expertly skiing off the coast of California.

On one occasion skiing off the beach of Coronado, it’s been said he was ordered to stop by local authorities, who didn’t know what to think about this rarely-seen activity. There are some other great accounts of Errol out waterskiing – such as off of Catalina with David Niven, onto a beach in Jamaica for a celebrity beach party, to work in the Med. But photos proving he skied appear to be very rare. Here’s one though, from what I would say is the late 30s or early 40s, very early for anyone to be waterskiing, nevermind Hollywood’s greatest star.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Early Photos Of Flynn

29 Jan

I found some photos recently and thought I would share. I had never seen them before.

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— twinarchers

 

Vote Here

29 Jan

Ranking Errol’s Best and Worst:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

January 29, 1943 – No Moonlight Through the Porthole

29 Jan

Flynn Says “No”.

“Actor Errol Flynn denies that he showed Peggy Satterlee the moon through the porthole pointed out on a diagram of his yacht Sirocco by Deputy District Attorney John Hopkins. Flynn’s answers to questions during his trial on charges of rape consisted mostly of one word — “No.”

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Mail Bag! Rory Flynn and Crossed Swords!

28 Jan

Here is a note sent to me from Rory who asks that we on the blog may be able to offer this writer some help with his book project:

Hello Rory,
I am writing a book about the movie “Crossed Swords” ( 1953) by Milton Krims shot in Cinecittà in Rome and Castle Lancellotti of Lauro (my hometown) with Errol Flynn and Gina Lollobrigida. I would like to know if you have information , documents and photos d’archive useful for reconstructing history .
Waiting for an answer, i send heartfelt greetings.

Vincenzo Castaldo (journalist)

If you have any info, sources, or other helpful information for this author please let me know via the blog’s email address, or publish it here in a reply and I will forward it to Vincenzo!

You may rate a mention in the book’s credits for your contribution …

— David DeWitt

 
 

A little Quiz!

28 Jan

In which of Errol’s movies is an important private date of him of significance?
Happy guessing!

— Tina

 

Uncork Errol…..

28 Jan

I am sure you are all aware that TCM has started a WINE CLUB, which goes well to toast a movie in particular ‘The Adventures of Don Juan’.

So very innocent – entirely innocent I am!

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This is such a wonderful picture, which I love very much!

How nice of TCM to especially advertise a wine for Errol and his movie, which is scheduled to play Friday, February 12 at 2:15 pm EST. I am going to order it and hope it will arrive by the 12th. I then will toast you all, Errol and the movie!
Enjoy!

— Tina

 

January 28, 1943 – Errol Takes the Stand

28 Jan

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— Gentleman Tim

 

MailBag! Robin Hood Autographs at Auction!

27 Jan

Our good friend Karl Holmberg sends us this today:

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by Chaucer Covers & Auctions

05 February 2016, 10:00 GMT

Folkestone, United Kingdom
Live Auction
Lot 190: Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn autographed vintage photograph. Vintage magazine photo still from The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938, signed by the two stars Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Very, very rare. Dedicated. Small tear to the top left which would disappear if mounted well. Signatures are not affected. Good condition. All signed items come with Certificate of Authenticity. Can be shipped worldwide.

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Thanks, Karl!

— David DeWitt