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Archive for June, 2016

Was the Writing on the Wall?

28 Jun

Just Telegraphed in from Belfast:

m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/sir-cliffs-back-on-the-hunt-for-journalist-who-showed-faith-34831251.html…

“Mention of Errol Flynn here last week reminded me that one of the women he admired most was Hollywood star Greer Garson, who had strong Ulster connections. In fact, he once scrawled a glowing tribute to her on the wall of his bedroom in Belfast.

The two legends appeared together in the 1949 film That Forsyte Woman, and Flynn had feelings all of his career for this beautiful woman who won an Oscar in 1942 for Mrs Miniver, a film which Winston Churchill told the Commons did more for the war effort and morale than a flotilla of destroyers.

Feeling lonely one night on a visit to Belfast, Flynn wrote that wallpaper tribute to Greer in a house that has long since been demolished.

Greer, who was married three times and spent a lot of her time with family connections in Co Down, died in April 1996 at 92.

Born in Essex, she was the only child to Nina (nee Greer) from Drumaloor, Co Down and Londoner George Garson.

With a grandfather, David Greer, an RIC sergeant in Castlewellan, and other Ulster relations, Greer always referred to herself as Northern Irish.”

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol On Mount Rushmore for Greatest Western Ever, et al

27 Jun

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I concur!

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Sean Flynn, author Michael Herr and “Dispatches”

25 Jun

Author Michael Herr has passed.(www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3658815/Michael-Herr-author-Vietnam-era-Dispatches-dies.html…) Herr was the author of “Dispatches”, a book about the Vietnam war that featured Sean Flynn, the war-photographer who subsequently inspired Dennis Hopper’s character in “Apocalypse Now”.Hopper

Indeed, Michael Herr was tapped by Francis Coppola to write the famous narration for “Apocalypse Now” once the principal photography had finished.
I don’t know if this article has been featured on this site before, but in my search for more information on Herr’s book and Sean Flynn, I found this terrific piece; “The Sean Flynn I Knew”. (www.pythiapress.com…)
One of the most insightful quotes from Sean Flynn regarding his acting career(and his father) is found within; “You see, the movies were obviously something I didn’t like. I won’t say I wasn’t interested. But I always felt—I don’t mind fighting my father. But I realized I was fighting him on his own turf. It came down to that. I was in a false situation. ”

Here is Sean Flynn’s most famous war photograph, a picture that Sean himself said was misunderstood. The Viet Cong sniper was tortured after he killed a little girl.

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— zacal

 
 

Ghostship Zaca V

25 Jun

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Dear fellow Flynn fans,

I think I see Errol’s one true love in the port of Monaco. But I have been much too enthusiastic much too schoon before. See:

Ghostship Zaca II


What is your educated guess?

Enjahoi,

— shangheinz

 

Film score pioneer was refugee

24 Jun

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This is very interesting enjoy. Genene

— tassie devil

 
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A Salute to Olivia

24 Jun

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Olivia and Errolivia in July

22 Jun

Coming to a living room near you.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Happy Birthday Errol Flynn!

20 Jun

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— David DeWitt

 
 

Happy Father’s Day, Flynn!

19 Jun
Original caption: A Couple of Outdoor Guys. Las Vegas, Nev.: Prior to going on his trip to Korea with the Jack Benny entertainment troupe, screen actor Errol Flynn takes his son, Sean on a fishing trip on Lake Mead, near Las Vegas, Nev. Both bagged the limit of large mouth black bass. July 1, 1951 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Original caption: A Couple of Outdoor Guys. Las Vegas, Nev.: Prior to going on his trip to Korea with the Jack Benny entertainment troupe, screen actor Errol Flynn takes his son, Sean on a fishing trip on Lake Mead, near Las Vegas, Nev. Both bagged the limit of large mouth black bass. July 1, 1951 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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— Gentleman Tim

 

We Welcome New Author Robert de Cantelar!

18 Jun

We welcomeour new Author Robert de Cantelar to the Errol Flynn blog and look forward to all of your posts and comment!

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— David DeWitt

 
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