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Happy 30th Sean Rio

14 Jul

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Robbie Hood: Welcome to Nowood

05 Jul

Robbie Hood is a modern Australian retelling of a classic tale. The 6×10 minute series from director Dylan River is a story about Robbie, a thirteen-year-old misfit with a heart of gold. He and his two best mates – little Georgia Blue and big Little Johnny – skirt the law to right the wrongs they see going down in their hometown of Alice Springs. Robbie Hood will drop on SBS On Demand on Friday 5 July, and air on SBS VICELAND on Tuesday 9 July at 9.35pm.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

July 4, 1936

04 Jul

July 4, 1936

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

“Errol joins Nigel Bruce, C. Aubrey Smith and other members of the Hollywood Cricket Club with the Vancouver Cricket Club at Brockton Point in Stanley Park.”

“The ground was packed with an enthusiastic but non-cricketing crowd consisting principally of teenage girls anxious to see and get close to Errol Flynn.”

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Star of Stars

01 Jul

Olivia is One Hundred and Three

— Gentleman Tim

 

Baby Talk

24 Jun

June 24, 1935

Film Flam with Sidney Skolsky
Hollywood Citizen News

Lily Damita has told intimates that the reason she got married is that she wants a baby (Flynn).

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June 30, 1935

Louella Parsons
Movie-Go-Round
Los Angeles Examiner

The real story behind the marriage of Lily Damita to handsome Errol Flynn is that the gay Damita has a yen to go domestic in a big way. She confided to a close friend months ago that she was tired of gadding about.

“The next time I meet a man I really like,” she said. “I am going to marry him, settle down and have babies. I believe I want a child more than anything else in the world.”

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She lived a gay life in Europe and Hollywood before semi-settling down with Flynn …

She seems to be showing in this photo … just about everything but a baby bump!

Press speculation on how their baby would look …

It took guile and a while …

— Gentleman Tim

 

Who Tops Errol?

22 Jun

Born in Tasmania 110 years ago, Errol Flynn is still phenomenally famous and popular around the globe. Indeed, he may be the most internationally famous and popular Australian of all time.

If not, who tops him?

— Gentleman Tim

 

Flynn Cottage at Sandy Bay

21 Jun

Welcome to Errol’s “circa 1915” childhood home at 60 Duke Street in Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania,

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‘A beach, Sandy Bay, was not far away and I was often there, swimming from the age of three. The beach was of hard brown sand, the water freezing cold. Mother was a good swimmer, and she took me there very often.’

– My Wicked, Wicked Ways

Here is the park/preserve at Short Beach in Sandy Bay named in Errol’s honor:

— Gentleman Tim

 

One After 109

20 Jun

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Captain Cary

19 Jun

June 19, 1935

Lloyd Pantages
I Cover Hollywood
Los Angeles Examiner

Cary Grant is being tested for the lead in Captain Blood at Warners. If he gets it, it will be the second time he has been loaned from his home lot, Paramount, since his advent into the cinema. His only other loan was to Twentieth Century for Born to be Bad. Incidently, Captain Blood was originally slated for Robert Donat until the English courts decided that his contract with Warners was invalid and that he should remain in England with another company.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Dress Like Flynn?

17 Jun

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— Gentleman Tim