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Archive for May, 2018

My Wicked Wicked Ways — The Legend of Errol Flynn

20 May

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Irish at Last Stand Hill

18 May

They died with their boots on.

“Most of them had fled famine-ravaged Ireland in the 1840s and found, in the US Army, a secure meal-ticket and adventure, first in the Civil War – where the Irish fought on both sides – and later in the Indian Wars, as America spread westward across the Great Plains.”

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“Errol Flynn played the swashbuckling Custer in the buckskin jacket, a jacket that in real life, we now know, had been made for him by 35-year-old Sergeant Jeremiah Finley from Co Tipperary, one of the Seventh Cavalry’s regimental tailors. Finley died on Last Stand Hill.”

How Irish was Flynn?

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— Gentleman Tim

 

80th anniversary TAORH

14 May

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the general release in the USA of the greenest adventure movie ever. Feel free to post away your favourite shot or memory of Robin Hood & his merry men and maids.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

You asked for it…

13 May

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day… and this person of interest was one!

She was a romantic “distraction” in a Flynn film.

Went by her REAL name throughout her professional career.

Born in the southern USA.

Minor double threat… in screen, stage, and more so (in her time) on tv.

Married 3 times; 2 were publicly known and they BOTH outlived her.

Shared, with Flynn, a LOVE for a location outside the US (mainland).

— Karl

 

Who is She? Who is She?

11 May

She was the leading lady in one of Errol’s major films.

She sailed on the Pacific to California in early ’35

She settled in LA, performing from an early age.

Her parents were singing and dancing vaudevillians.

Her mother was originally from Australia.

Following her film with Flynn, she played an exotically attractive woman in a role inspired by a legendary number one song – a song regarded by many as one of the all-time greats of its genre.

ʻO waiʻo ia? Quem é ela?

— Gentleman Tim

 

Fox Like Flynn

10 May

“The Robin Hood archetype is a classic of both literature and cinema, with Errol Flynn’s depiction being one of the golden age of Hollywood’s most iconic heroes. The concept is simple: a roguish hero who’s an expert with the bow and arrow steals from the rich to give to the poor. Who could resist a handsome archer who’s ardently dedicated to the woman he loves and the concept of redistribution of wealth?”

“…Not only is he charming, but he’s impeccably chivalrous, a great supporter of the beleaguered underdog, an enemy of undemocratic power, and a hopeless romantic. … [t]he most potent embodiment of that heroic archetype you’ve ever seen …”

Anthropomorphically speaking, that is.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Man Who Would Not Be Blood

08 May

Whether it was asthma, a preference for stage over film and Hollywood, and/or love of a woman in London, the great Robert Donat backed out of playing Captain Blood. The rest is history. This is his story:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Sheriff of Savile Row? The Adventures of Modern Hood?

06 May

Evil I see, but Medieval? That haircut, and that outfit??

And what about Hood’s hoodie? Errol could be rolling over in stitches over this error.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol’s Days at the Derbys

05 May

Kentucky Derby 1954: Where Errol is believed to have betted on King O’ Swords*

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The 1956 Epsom Derby: Where Errol attended (with Never Say Die “The Horse That Birthed The Beatles”!)

*See input from twinarchers (from last year);

Errol at the Derby?

— Gentleman Tim

 

Robin and Foxxley

04 May

Have they come to Loxley once too often?

Looks to me like Errol is still King of the Forest.

What do you think?

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— Gentleman Tim