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Archive for August, 2016

Mailbag! Sadakichi Hartman Remembered!

31 Aug

Thanks Bob Peckinpaugh!

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— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Sean Flynn’s Flute!

30 Aug

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Thanks to Karl Holmberg!

— David DeWitt

 

Farewell To Would-Be Errol Flynn Swashbuckler, Gene Wilder

30 Aug

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‘Gene Wilder with sidekick Marty Feldman is ready to take on all opponents!’

Movie comedian Gene Wilder died yesterday at age 83.  He left behind a legacy of 26 films including two swashbucklers.    The first is the forgotten comedy classic ‘Start The Revolution Without Me” (1970) where he delightfully co-starred with Donald Sutherland as two pairs of mixed-up, identical twins in the French Revolution of 1789.  One pair the wealthy, arrogant Aristocrats the Corsican Brothers, and the other,  two cowardly Paris paupers.  This beautifully shot costume, period film even has Orson Welles as an on-camera narrator.  The second is the hilarious “The Adventure Of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother” (1974) with Wilder as the great detective’s jealous and insecure kid brother, Sigerson.  This forgotten Holmes case has climatic duels with one between rapidly traveling coaches in the London fog, and a climatic rooftop swordfight to the death between Sigi Holmes and his brother’s arch-enemy Professor Moriarty played by Leo McKern.   Thanks Mr. Wilder and God bless you.  Ralph Schiller

— rswilltell

 
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TKO in Tasmania

30 Aug

An hour north of Hobart, in historic Oatlands, is this treasure of a Bakery/Café, custom-made for Fans of Flynn:

www.tripadvisor.com…

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol & Olivia in Oklahoma!

28 Aug

At the National Cowboy & Western Culture Museum on September 14th.

Western Movie Matinee: They Died With Their Boots On


Oh, what a beautiful museum!

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— Gentleman Tim

 

A SIX-LETTER WORD MEANING YOU!

27 Aug

OBJECTIVE,+BURMA!+(1945)+magazine+ad

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Call for Clerihews

26 Aug

For you know who!

Clerihew

Information on and examples of Clerihews;
briefpoems.wordpress.com…
www.shadowpoetry.com…

Here’s my attempt:

Errol Flynn
Was In Like Flynn
Captain Blood and Robin Hood
Casanovin’ like no other could

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Behind JW’s Bar — “Glorious In White Tie” — “New Year’s Eve, 1939 or 1940”

25 Aug

Jack Warner's Bar

The House That Jack Built

www.architecturaldigest.com…

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Objective, Baldwin Lake!

24 Aug

Read, see, and listen to the history and fate of Baldwin Lake, where much of Objective, Burma! was filmed:

www.scpr.org…

Objective in Color Errol in Swamp

In his day, as Errol put it in the trailer below, it was “Up the Burmese Creek without a paddle.” Today, no paddle is necessary.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Hola Españoles Hablando Entusiastas de Flynn

23 Aug

Errol Flynn-Mini 1

www.elnacional.cat/es/verano/errol-flynn-olimpiadas-boxeo_107015_102.html…

— Gentleman Tim