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Whoopie for Sir Hubert

20 Aug

August 19, 2019

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

So many faces were red over an incident that occurred during the visit of Sir Hubert and Lady Wilkins to the Dawn Patrol set at Warners. The explorer and his wife came to visit the movie troupe on the invitation of Basil Rathbone.

They were introduced around and Errol Flynn pulled up his own chair for Sir Hubert. The explorer sat, then jumped up in amazement, for the cushion in the chair had burst in a loud buzzing.

The cushion was a rib that David Niven had prepared for Flynn — never expecting that Sir Hubert would sit in the chair first.

Regarding the remarkably beautiful and talented Lady Wilkins:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

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