“The Bachelor”

02 Jul

July 2, 1937

Harrison Carroll
LA Evening Herald Express

“Never one to abide by Hollywood custom, Errol Flynn bought a small sailing yacht yesterday and announced that no women will be allowed on board.

In keeping with the policy, the star revealed he has decided to re-christen the yacht “The Bachelor.”

Which, of course, led someone to remind Flynn that he himself is no bachelor–still being married to the exotic French actress Lili Damita.

“She can’t come aboard the yacht either,” declared the Irish actor. “I never saw a woman yet who stand rough sailing without getting either sick or frightened. And I intend to have some real fun in this boat.”

The yacht, of modest size compared to most owned by Hollywood celebrities, was purchased by the star from George Arthur, the producer. It carries an auxiliary motor as well as sails.”


Errol sails The Bachelor, aka Cheerio II

— Gentleman Tim


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What a pity, he couldn’t stick to his vow not to have women on his ship! His life and career would have turned out so different! Ralph Schiller

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I totally agree with Rushstreet Ralph. This ban for wives and overage girls brought Errol in rough waters.

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So true, Ralph, but much easier said than done when the women have looks and legs like Lili!

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Tim; If he could have just confined the women to Lili, he would have been great! Lili truly loved him but when he left her that love turned to hatred. She understood him well and knew all his weak points and got her revenge. Hell hath no fury like Lili scorned! Ralph Schiller

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