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Errol’s Iberian Escape

10 Jan

The Story of Errol’s Majorca

Great Flynnian Info & Imagery in the Documentary Below.

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“In the midst of his honeymoon with his wife, Patricia Wymore, the actor and bon vivant Errol Flynn was sailing towards Gibraltar on his yacht, Zaca, when they were caught in a terrible storm. Seeking the shore, their only choice was to moor their boat at Pollença, a harbor on the island of Mallorca. The place, plentiful in boats and with a distant view of the mountains, swept them in bewilderment. After that first sight of the Mediterranean culture, they subsequently sailed to the Bay of Palma. After their honeymoon ended, Flynn promised to return to Mallorca to stay and that is how in 1955 he settled on the island, where he could find the calm and anonymity that he so desired at the time.” [passaportto.iberostar]

Errol and Sean, Mallorca, Summer of ’57

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/rupert-parker/mallorca-holidays_b_6986278.html…

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— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. Gentleman Tim

    January 11, 2017 at 1:36 am

     
    • chriscaille

      July 20, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Dean errol fellows’, i am currently travelling in ellietes, palma de Majorque. I need help to find el moli remains. Please help. Many thanks

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  2. Bob Schaffer

    January 11, 2017 at 5:03 am

    I was just listening to Bertie Higgins who wrote Key Largo www.youtube.com… and this mentioning Errol as his hero in his song Pirates and Heros www.youtube.com…

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  3. Gentleman Tim

    January 11, 2017 at 10:13 am

    In chronological order, here are previous EFB posts featuring Errol’s time in Majorca/Mallorca. Tributes to all who helped produce and post them.

    “Errol in Mallorca” (June 2010)
    www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

    From Ventura Sala – a wonderful flynn docu!

    From Ventura Sala, a wonderful Flynn docu!

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  4. Gentleman Tim

    January 11, 2017 at 10:25 am

    More re Majorca from previous EFB posts:

    “Mallorca Video” (November 2011)

    Mallorca Video

    In Majorca Like Flynn (August 2015)

    In Majorca like Flynn

    From another channel, part 1 and others, too.

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  5. Gentleman Tim

    January 11, 2017 at 10:33 am

    The Equador Ulysses by Roser Amills (November 2015)

    New thrilling book! “The Ecuador Ulysses” by Roser Amills

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  6. Philip

    January 15, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Nice posting, and great little Spanish TV doco on Flynn in Majorca.
    Makes me want to go, especially to visit the hotel Bon Sol. I can see why Flynn liked it so much, satiating all his adventurous desires below, on and above the water line.

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  7. Philip

    January 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Nice posting, and great little Spanish TV doco on Flynn in Majorca.
    Makes me want to go, especially to visit the hotel Bon Sol. I can see why Flynn liked it so much, satiating all his adventurous desires below, on and above the water line.
    Interesting also hearing that Rita Hayworth called him on her arrival in Palma, but Errol don’t want to see her … I thought he’d be jumping at the chance, in like Flynn so to say

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    • shangheinz

      January 15, 2017 at 9:53 am

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      The story varies, Phil. Some say it actually was Ava Gardner knocking on Errol`s doorstep. Anyways, life was a beach for the Flynns in Majorca. Here is the view out of their Windmill Villa.(Thanks to Ventu Sala)

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  8. chriscaille

    July 21, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Dean errol fellows’, i am currently travelling in ellietes, palma de Majorque. I need help to find el moli remains. Please help. Many thanks

    Report this comment

     
  9. Gentleman Tim

    July 21, 2019 at 1:43 pm