IT WAS EIGHTY YEARS AGO TODAY
March 16, 1937, in the Los Angeles Evening Herald Express
Green Light Hero Does His Cooking Best Outside
In the opinion of Errol Flynn, cooking is best in the great open spaces.
Flynn, the Irish actor, author, world-traveler and soldier-of-fortune now starring in the Cosmopolitan production of Green Light, which closes tonight at Warners’ Hollywood and Downtown, is a great admirer of culinary delicacies.
“You can’t do food real justice,” he contends “unless it’s cooked in the open. I’d trade the finest kitchen range anytime for a small plot under the trees by an open stream.”
Flynn learned the art of cookery beside roaring bonfires. His tutors were natives of New Guinea, Australia, and the uncharted islands in the South Seas.
He discovered that they know more about cooking and seasoning than most of the civilized races of the earth.
Here’s Errol shopping on Catalina for one of his famous pig-on-a-spit backyard roasts:
And here he is on a picnic with Livvie:
— Gentleman Tim