Los Angeles Evening Herald Express – April 5, 1937
FLYNN, WITH FACE CREASED BY BULLET, ON WAY TO VALENCIA
It was a close shave, but Errol Flynn today survived his first taste of off-the-screen warfare
with his swoon-provoking features enhanced, if possible, by the crease of a machine-gun bullet.
The Captain of Captain Blood and the leader of the Charge of the Light Brigade was wounded
on the left side of his face while on a tour of the University City front in Northwestern Madrid, the
only point where the rebels have a foothold within the capital.
Friends say the bullet passed dangerously close to Flynn’s left eye. He was given first aid at the
hospital, and left for Valencia yesterday morning.
ACTOR WARNING TO KEEP OUT OF SPAIN RECALLED BY STUDIO
Officials at Warner Brothers Studios hated to say “I told you so” – but they recalled today a stern warning
given to adventurous Errol Flynn before he left here Feb 22 last.
The 27-year-old actor was warned not to go into revolt-torn Spain, studio executives said. Furthermore, they
said, when they heard he was bound for Spain, they cabled him in Paris to return here at once and start work
on a picture.
Today the studio received with consternation reports that the young favorite had been wounded while watching
a battle near Madrid.
— Gentleman Tim