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Adventure is Calling

16 Aug

August 13, 1936

Harrison Carrol
LA Evening Herald Express

Adventure is calling again to Errol Flynn.

Instead of sailing to Europe in a de luxe suite as other movie stars do on vacation, the young Irish actor is headed for the wilds of Borneo, where he and a friend will photograph background shots of The White Rajah, Flynn’s own story, in which he will star for Warner Brothers.

The unusual holiday will begin as soon as he finishes one more picture declared the actor yesterday, and will take him away from Hollywood for a period of three months.

As the expedition will penetrate into uncivilized country, the star’s wife, Lili Damita, will not accompany him.

His partner in adventure will be Dr. Hermann Erben, with whom Flynn once sailed up a savage infested river in New Guinea. At that time the thought of Hollywood never enter the actor’s mind. He was the owner of a pearling schooner that Dr. Erben chartered for the expedition.

August 17, 1936

Harrison Carrol
LA Evening Herald Express

Errol Flynn calls up to say he still has not given up hope of persuading Lili Damita to brave the wilds of Borneo with him.

— Gentleman Tim

 

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Tim; This is fascinating material. About 25 years ago, I was passed the name of a movie memorabilia shop in London. I was told the proprietor had the original manuscript for Errol Flynn’s screenplay “White Rajah”. I wrote the shop and the owner wrote back that he would sell it for five thousand. He included his phone number and I called him long distance from Chicago. First off he said he wanted not $5000 in U.S. currency but five thousand pounds British sterling! This was way beyond my meager budget. He did describe it as a story treatment and not… Read more »