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A Really Big Show

27 Jan

Ed Sullivan proving Errol wasn’t alone in his admiration of early Castro …

A string of other gushing interviews would quickly follow Sullivan’s, conducted by everyone from the revered CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow to the Hollywood actor Errol Flynn. A few months later, in April 1959, Fidel even traveled on a victory lap of the northeastern United States: he was mobbed by admirers as he ate hot dogs in New York City, spoke at Princeton, and made dutiful visits to hallowed shrines of democracy such as Mount Vernon and the Lincoln Memorial.

www.smithsonianmag.com…

“Errol Flynn’s Ghost: Thomas McNulty on Flynn Meeting Fidel Castro” on Vimeo:

Errol Flynn's Ghost: Thomas McNulty on Flynn Meeting Fidel Castro from Hammer and Nail Productions on Vimeo.

— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. Gentleman Tim

    January 27, 2019 at 8:42 am

    As our Hollywood Robin Hood over-hopefully expressed in the last lines of his last movie:

    “Well, I guess that winds up another stage in the fight to rid Latin America of tyrants and dictators. The spirit started by this wonderful band of rebels is speeding and growing stronger every day. And all you young men and women fighting for political freedom, your beliefs, I wish you good luck.”

    Words that have relevance today …

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  2. David DeWitt

    January 27, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Love this, Tom! Great job of it! Thanks for sharing!

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