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15 Nov

A HOLLYWOOD QUIZ: What is this all about?

“CAPTAIN BLOOD” Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone

“CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE” Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Dick Powell

“GREEN LIGHT” Errol Flynn, Anita Louise

“THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER” Errol Flynn, Bill Mauch & Bobby Mauch

— Gentleman Tim

 
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  1. barb

    November 16, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    The film titles refer to Lux Radio Theatre presentations that included Flynn? No clue about the photos.

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    • Gentleman Tim

      November 17, 2019 at 6:41 am

      Hooray, Barb! You’re almost there!

      The opening scene/song of this Hollywood blockbuster will help connect you to both the quiz answer, and to the Errol and Olivia signs pictured above:

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  2. Gentleman Tim

    November 17, 2019 at 7:03 am

    To make the quiz more appetizing, here’s the prize – very much the same as what Errol and Olivia were paid.

    C--Hungry for soup? Try one of 21 varieties of Campbell's Soup 1930s style.

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    • Gentleman Tim

      November 18, 2019 at 4:43 am

      It was “the most glamorous show of its time.”

      “Stars that went on were given one case of Campbell’s Soup.”

      “Movie stars who normally received $1,000 for appearing on a radio program resented receiving only a case of soup. Life magazine reported, “when the Screen Actors’ Guild, led by Jimmy Cagney, insisted they be paid with money instead, the sponsor recoiled in horror and the program was speedily abandoned.”

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  3. barb

    November 19, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Tim, that film clip is wild. Thanks to Google, it appears that it wasn’t the Lux Radio Theatre but rather the Hollywood Hotel radio program, sponsored by Campbell Soup. Can’t imagine why the stars weren’t thrilled to receive a case of soup for participating.

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    • Gentleman Tim

      November 20, 2019 at 2:24 am

      SOUPERB, Barb! You are a great researcher and quizmaster. If you buy a case of Campbell’s, I will cover the full cost of any variety you desire. (Regrettably, however, the company has discontinued the once very popular Mock Turtle flavor.*) **

      Here’s a very recent and relevant news article out of Detroit:

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      For the record, here’s the log of Errol’s appearances on Hollywood Hotel:

      * “CAPTAIN BLOOD” 11-22-35 :60:00* Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone

      * “CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE” 10-09-36 :60:00* Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Dick Powell from New York

      * “GREEN LIGHT” 01-29-37 :60:00* Errol Flynn, Anita Louise

      * “THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER” 05-07-37 :60:00* Errol Flynn, Bill Mauch & Bobby Mauch.

      * For a crock of Mock Turtle, the recipe’s here: www.atlasobscura.com…

      ** Or, for those a touch more scrawny, try some Mulligatawny: 3.bp.blogspot.com…

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