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The Masters of Mulholland and Malabar Farms

15 Sep

Errol Flynn and Louis Bromfield

Not So Simple Farmers, with Not So Similar Farms

“Throughout the 1940s, Hollywood’s most glamorous stars found refuge from their demanding careers at Ohio’s Malabar Farm, home of Pulitzer Prize winner, author and screenwriter Louis Bromfield.”

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From Screenwriter to Soil-Saver: The Double Legacy of Louis Bromfield

“Many of Hollywood’s brightest stars visited Malabar Farm over the years, including Errol Flynn, Edward G. Robinson, and George and Gracie Allen. James Cagney could be spotted selling vegetables at the farm’s produce stand. Any visitors had to earn their keep by doing farm chores. And on May 21, 1945, Malabar Farm hosted the wedding of long-time friend Humphrey Bogart to Lauren Bacall, with Louis Bromfield serving as best man — a star-studded event for Happy Valley!”

Malabar Farm

Mulholland Farm

— Gentleman Tim

 

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