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Whatever Happened to Mrs. Evans?

19 Jun

Did her husband in Paris kill her when he found out where she was?

A Quiz on the Neverending Adventures of Errol Flynn

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More in the papers from and about Barbara”

“Did Mrs. Evans have any comments on world affairs? Yes. George will just kill me when he finds out where I’ve been.

Sounds like George might be kind of a poor sport. For Castro the warfare is over. For Errol it may just be the beginning.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. Gentleman Tim

    June 20, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    She was once in a Flynn film, one that was filmed in Cuba.

    To my knowledge, George was never heard from again.

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  2. Gentleman Tim

    June 22, 2017 at 5:25 am

    She appeared in this movie:
    youtu.be/rI18-ueijqA…

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  3. Gentleman Tim

    June 23, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Barbara Evans wasn’t her real name, but her first name did begin with a ‘B’ and also had seven letters. Her last name did not have the same number of letters but did also begin with a vowel.

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  4. Gentleman Tim

    June 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    On at least one occasion, as with the news photo added above today, her last name was reported with the somewhat odd spelling of “Evens” rather than “Evans”.

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  5. Tony

    June 25, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    If this is the right Barbara Evens, she was a model who did some singing, and was in a few movies, maybe.

    www.imdb.com…

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    • Gentleman Tim

      June 25, 2017 at 11:47 pm

      Excellent find, Tony, but I don’t believe so. I believe Barbara Evans/Evens was an alias.

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      • Tony

        June 26, 2017 at 2:00 am

        I found this : books.google.com…
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        If that link works it shows a Barbara Evens that was born in 1932 and was married to a guy named George. That would seem to match up with the BE on IMDb that was also born in 1932, however IMDb does not say there was a George.

        This could be a connection, but it’s not 100% by a long shot.

        I have a picture of the BE that is the same woman as in the IMDb page I indicated. books.google.com… But I can’t make a connection between this picture and the one of the BE with Flynn because the two pictures were taken decades apart, and also picture quality in the news paper shot with Flynn is very poor.

        So, we have with Flynn in 1959 with a BE who’s husband’s name was George, and she was in the movie business (your info).

        We have a BE in the movie Business born in 1932 died 2010 (IMDb). She would have been 27 years old in 1959. The age fits, and she was in the movies, but that proves nothing.

        There’s a picture of the BE in the movie business (Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2010), but I can’t match it to the picture of the BE with Flynn in 1959 because of picture dates and quality.

        Then there’s a BE born in 1932 who’s husband was named George (Scarborough Family History), but that just means that some BE born in 1932 was married to a guy named George. The birth date coincides with the Movie BE, and the husband’s name coincides with Flynn’s BE, but there is no hard connection yet that all three are the same BE. Maybe looking up the husband’s name could lead to an answer?

        I gave it a shot…

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  6. Gentleman Tim

    June 27, 2017 at 12:37 am

    “Barbara” sure looks a lot like another B in Errol’s life at that time – the B in the B-movie he made with Barry down in Old Habana.

    Democrat_and_Chronicle_Sat__Jan_10__1959_.jpg

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    • Tony

      June 27, 2017 at 2:27 am

      You know, when I first saw the news paper picture the first thing that popped into my mind was that it looked like Beverly Aadland. I dismissed that idea because she was named as being Mrs. Barbara Evens, and no one else had said that she looked like BA.

      The thing that stood out in the picture was the look on her face, her eyes, tilted face, and grin came across as tart-like (if you know what I mean).

      And she’s holding on to him like they were pretty familiar with one another, don’t you think?

      The next thing I noted was the dimple. BA had one too.

      On the other hand, at fist glance she looks like an adult woman in that picture, and not a 17 year old. But BA was expert at looking older, and that dress would have made her look older as well.

      So, you may be right, it sure looks like it could be the B from the B movie.

      Why would the news paper not crop-out some “model who arrived on the same plane”?

      If she was some model maybe they left her in to show that EF was still a sex symbol, and that sells papers. But I don’t think so.

      If she was BA maybe the press covered her up by giving her a fake name because the public didn’t know about his teenage girlfriend? Cuban Rebel Girls didn’t come out until after EF was dead, and by then everyone knew about the affair.

      I have my own gut feeling of who that is, but I couldn’t say for sure.

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      • Gentleman Tim

        June 27, 2017 at 4:08 am

        Very good analysis, Tony.

        So, B(A) or not B(A)? That is the question.

        I believe “Barbara” is definitely Beverly Aadland. Most likely, IMO, she and Errol co-created the alias, probably to avoid potential legal problems, like a Mann Act violation. Likewise, IMO, Parisian George was complete fiction, too.

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  7. David DeWitt

    June 27, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Interesting to see what movies were playing the day of this article including The Roots of Heaven. Torpedo Run with Glen Ford and Ernest Borgnine. Man of the West with Gary Cooper. Geisha Boy with Jerry Lewis. Auntie Mame with Rosilyn Russel. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Liz Taylor and Paul Newman. Movie prices: 65 cents to 75 cents! Plus a story about Tyrone Power and his estate after his untimely death the previous November. Romina Power and Taryn Power mentioned in the article as 8, and 6 years old, are long time friends of Rory Flynn and are my Facebook friends! Romina lives in Hawaii and works in the film business.

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    • Tony

      June 27, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      David,

      Yes, it’s interesting to get a feeling for the times when that article was printed so it can be considered in context.

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