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Archive for September, 2016

Be-Bop-a-Quiz-Bop

30 Sep

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Looking for Mr. Redfern

30 Sep

Whatever happened to Errol’s search for Paul Redfern?

Is it a riddle wrapped in a mystery?

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Clinton Family Film Festival

30 Sep

(No, not that Clinton Family)

Proudly Presents: “The Reckless Rogue Who Saved the Throne”

(Yes, that Reckless Rogue – as described in the trailer linked below):

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Flynn Gets Out of Dodge

28 Sep

A Week in the Life of Errol Flynn, September 1938

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Los Angeles Evening Herald Express
Harrison Carrol Reporting

September 21, 1938

“Unless Errol Flynn has another brainstorm between now and then, he’ll play host on a three-week yachting trip to fellow players in Dawn Patrol. The party on the Sirocco will include Donald Crisp, Edmund Goulding, David Niven and Michael Brook (the Earl of Warwick). Basil Rathbone was invited, but chose a New York trip instead.”

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September 27, 1938

“It’s no wonder, doctors say, that Errol Flynn was knocked flat on his back by flue. Though ill on his boat at Catalina, the star insisted on going fishing in a dinghy with David Niven and Donald Crisp. Then, on top of this, he fell overboard. Niven, trying to pull Flynn back, capsized the dinghy and the three actors were floundering in the water for 15 minutes. When they finally got back to the yacht, Flynn was so sick that they had to fly him to the mainland.”

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September 27, 1938
ERROL FLYNN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS ILLNESS

“Still dangerously ill, Errol Flynn, motion picture actor, rallied sufficiently today to permit of his being transferred from his Beverly Hills home to the Good Samaritan Hospital.

The change was made under the direction of his physician Dr. T.M. Hearn. Dr. Hearn said that the actor needed care and attention more readily available at the hospital.

Flynn is suffering from influenza, complicated by an infection of the throat and respiratory organs and a recurrence of malarial fever, which he contracted five years ago in New Guinea.”

Hospital of the Good Samaritan, Los Angeles

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September 28, 1938 Santa Cruz Sentinel
ERROL FLYNN HAS STREP INFECTION

“Errol Flynn, film actor, suffering from influenza and a streptococcic throat infection, was removed to a hospital today. His physician, Dr. T.M. Hearn, said the removal was “a precautionary measure.” Dr. Hearn also announced that the throat specialist, Dr. Voyle James, had been called into consultation. Flynn, after showing improvement yesterday, turned worse last night. His temperature went to 103.5 degrees, later dropping to 102. Dr. Hearn expressed concern over the possible development of pneumonia. Flynn’s illness was contracted when he fell overboard from a fishing boat near Santa Catalina Island.”

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September 27, 1938

“The Warners are reported dickering for Ronald Coleman to take the leading role of the Englishman in Dodge City, now that Errol Flynn is out of the running. The Sea Hawk is scheduled as Flynn’s next.”

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September 28, 1938
CRISIS IN ILLNESS OF ERROL FLYNN NEAR

“An uncomfortable night, and a crisis expected within 24 hours.

This was the report on the condition of Errol Flynn, film actor, who was confined to Good Samaritan Hospital with influenza and streptococci infection of the throat.

Flynn was removed to the hospital yesterday on the orders of Dr. T.M. Hearns.

Dr. Doyle James, throat specialist, was called in consultation by Dr. Hearn, in an attempt to solve the mystery of the streptococci and the continued high fever which is now 102 degrees.”

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September 29, 1938

“Cary Grant is being considered for the leading role of Dodge City now that Ronald Coleman and Errol Flynn have been eliminated.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Around the World on Zaca

27 Sep

Chasing the Sun …. for 354 Days and more than 27,000 Miles

Before there was Flynn
There was Crocker
Both sailed the world on The Zaca

Here is a first class magazine article on Zaca’s first class circumnavigation of the world in 1931:

Read the rest of this entry »

— Gentleman Tim

 

Mail Bag! Pirate Party!

25 Sep

We received in the Mail Bag this great photo of Bob Peckinpaugh at a Pirate Party visit from Tom McNulty (and Jan, Queen of the Pirates!) Both old Pirates were original founding members of The Errol Flynn Blog …

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Thanks, Mates!

— David DeWitt

 

Errol @ Elmo’s – Freddie in France @ Florence’s

25 Sep

The King of Clubs

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“Florence’s reputation was made when some disgruntled suitors beat up Freddy McEvoy, a playboy friend of Errol Flynn’s, in the club’s bathroom after Freddy refused to pay them their share for introducing Barbara Hutton to Count Raventlow, whom she subsequently married.”

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Here’s Barbara and the Count:

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And here’s Chez Florence. Before Bricky Smith and Josephine Baker, there was Florence Jones, “Queen of
Montmartre after Midnight”.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Move Over Mussolini

24 Sep

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Limerrolick

23 Sep

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Dear fellow Flynn fans,

Picking up Gentlebard Tim`s thread on errolyric: www.theerrolflynnblog.com…
I challenge you now to enter your very own limerick on our Hollywood hero, his friends and woes.

According to Wikipedia, the standard form of a limerick is a stanza of five lines, with the first, second and fifth rhyming with one another and having three feet of three syllables each; and the shorter third and fourth lines also rhyming with each other, but having only two feet of three syllables. The defining “foot” of a limerick’s meter is usually the anapaest, (ta-ta-TUM), but catalexis (missing a weak syllable at the beginning of a line) and extra-syllable rhyme (which adds an extra unstressed syllable) can make limericks appear amphibrachic (ta-TUM-ta).
The first line traditionally introduces a person and a place, with the place appearing at the end of the first line and establishing the rhyme scheme for the second and fifth lines. In early limericks, the last line was often essentially a repeat of the first line, although this is no longer customary.

The form appeared in England in the early years of the 18th century. It was popularized by Edward Lear in the 19th century, although he did not use the term. Gershon Legman, who compiled the largest and most scholarly anthology, held that the true limerick as a folk form is always obscene, and cites similar opinions by Arnold Bennett and George Bernard Shaw, describing the clean limerick as a “periodic fad and object of magazine contests, rarely rising above mediocrity”. From a folkloric point of view, the form is essentially transgressive; violation of taboo is part of its function. Lear is unusual in his creative use of the form, satirising without overt violation:

There was a young lady of Niger
who smiled as she rode on a tiger;
They returned from the ride
with the lady inside,
and the smile on the face of the tiger.

Here`s another good instruction on how to put your words into play: www.webexhibits.org…

Like the old saying goes: creativity is 10% Inspiration and 90% transpiration. So let`s transpire y`all.

The author of the most inventive errolimerick get`s an exclusive copy of a still from my private collection of Errol Flynn`s unfinished “The Story of William Tell” film.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Ride To The Sound Of The Guns

22 Sep

Wanted to know a bit more on this guy and found that they used an existing painting instead of having the art department make one up. At least I think so.
Link:
Ride to the Sound of the Guns

— twinarchers