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Sittin’ Like Flynn?

16 Feb

February 15, 1938

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

At the Belfast School attended by Errol Flynn, they’ve made the star’s old desk a sign of honor. The student with the highest grades of the week gets to sit in it for five days. Desk was identified by a carved inscription on the back: “Errol Flynn, 1926.”

Falsely identied, says Flynn. He remembers the incident and says that he carved his name on the desk in front of him.

Here’s how Errol looked circa the time of this alleged desk signing.

A school desk signed in 1926 Belfast by Errol Flynn? I believe that would be Errol’s most rare and valuable autograph … if it indeed ever existed! Perhaps they should have said Australia, rather than Northern Ireland. Or did Errol really attend school in Belfast???? (Possibly before or after his admission into or expulsion from Sydney Church of England Grammar(aka “Shore”)?) I think that would be news to me. In any case, what school, and what happened to the desk/where is it now??

— Gentleman Tim

 

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