The History of Scripps

02 Sep…

“[Carl] Hubbs arrived in La Jolla in 1944, when Scripps was a ghost town because so many people had left to help with the war effort. There wasn’t a lot of money to collect or study fish.

But opportunities arose, and one of them came from an unexpected source: Actor Errol Flynn.

In 1946, Flynn notified Scripps that he planned to sail his schooner from San Diego to Acapulco and that he was willing to take a scientist with him. Hubbs quickly stepped forward and ended up collecting a great number of specimens.”…

— Gentleman Tim


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As I’ve said before, I really love the life of Errol outside of movieville. His times with his father are very interesting and I worked with biologists for 2 years in my 20’s. It would have been awesome to be on some of their excursions into the field. I get a kick outta Nora and watching the big Ham fall from the chopper..LOL! Home movies par excellent!

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Have watched this film so many times GT and it never gets old. Thank you for another great share.

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You get a few glimpses of the Titchfield Hotel, too!

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