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Archive for July, 2019

Just Who Am I?

15 Jul

Richard Schulz, Mi. USA I am on Facebook, www.facebook.com…

Just had a thought as to who we all are here.

I used to go by Hotwinds but changed.
My wife is a Gemini and I am Sagittarius.
The Twins and The Archer.

Hotwinds sounded better than hot air.
Now I have stuck with Twinarchers.

Been a fan since the 1960’s

— twinarchers

 
 

Sun Also Rises ….

15 Jul

Errol Flynn, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Tyrone Power, and Eddie Albert in “The Sun Also Rises” (1957)

— David DeWitt

 

Happy 30th Sean Rio

14 Jul

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— Gentleman Tim

 

What does HE have that I haven’t got???

13 Jul

— David DeWitt

 

The Gentleman from New Guinea

13 Jul

His name is Errol Flynn and into his twenty-six years he has crowded enough experience to satisfy a dozen men. While other actors played at life in stock company repertoire, he has been living it, with dauntless gaiety. Prospecting for gold in New Guinea,being ambushed by natives,negotiating peace between savage tribes, captaining a pearl-diving crew and a copra-trading ship, receiving plaudits as an Olympic athlete – all these activities have just been preparation for the greatest adventure of all, Hollywood.

Adventurer by instinct, he is now actor by accident, he says. However, having “happened into the movies” because of their call to his dramatic sense, and because he “hadn’t yet done them,” he finds them such a challenge that he feels he must make good, in order to prove himself to himself.

Lean and brown, gay and glamorous, no more engaging personality could be found to portray the reckless Captain Peter Blood in the Sabatini tale which records the exploits of a young Irish doctor, who is sold into slavery and turns pirate.

Flynn inherited his craving for excitement from his active ancestors. He is fighting his duels in “Captain Blood” with his historic family sword, which was presented to Lord Terrence Flynn by a loyal follower of the Duke of Monmouth in 1686, the period in which the film is set.

As a boy, Errol made sporadic attempts, invariably failures, to live up to the dignity of his scholarly surroundings. His father was a professor of biology at Cambridge. When Errol wasn’t reading adventure stories, or playing games, he cast fleeting glances at his books, in English and French schools.

Fame as a boxer, which he won at nineteen at the Amsterdam Olympics, failed to satisfy his budding, restless vitality. Probably swaggering a bit in his strong, young manhood, he went to New Guinea where, as British Agent, he was sent out to make peace between native tribes. Learning their dialiects was not difficult, because they have few words and no tenses.

“I would point to objects and try to copy their grunts or shrill exclamations. After a time we would get together, more or less. Maybe,” his smile flashed, “that was where I got my training as an actor. I should be in pantomime, what?”

Silver Screen Magazine, January 1936

— Gentleman Tim

 

About that flute … Sean Flynn!

12 Jul

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn Short?

12 Jul

In the immortal words of very recently deceased Arte Johnson (inspired by Errol’s “Desperate Journey”)……. “Verrry Intrrresting”

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— Gentleman Tim

 

A Natural in Any Costume!

11 Jul

Errol always looked natural in any costume he wore …

C. Henry Gordon, Errol Flynn, director Michael Curtiz, dialogue director Irving Rapper on location for CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, 1936

— David DeWitt

 
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Great Photos of Rory Flynn!

07 Jul

— David DeWitt

 

Robbie Hood: Welcome to Nowood

05 Jul

Robbie Hood is a modern Australian retelling of a classic tale. The 6×10 minute series from director Dylan River is a story about Robbie, a thirteen-year-old misfit with a heart of gold. He and his two best mates – little Georgia Blue and big Little Johnny – skirt the law to right the wrongs they see going down in their hometown of Alice Springs. Robbie Hood will drop on SBS On Demand on Friday 5 July, and air on SBS VICELAND on Tuesday 9 July at 9.35pm.

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— Gentleman Tim