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MailBag! Robin Hood Autographs at Auction!

27 Jan

Our good friend Karl Holmberg sends us this today:

Autograph Auction TV Sport Historic Military Music
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions

05 February 2016, 10:00 GMT

Folkestone, United Kingdom
Live Auction
Lot 190: Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn autographed vintage photograph. Vintage magazine photo still from The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938, signed by the two stars Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Very, very rare. Dedicated. Small tear to the top left which would disappear if mounted well. Signatures are not affected. Good condition. All signed items come with Certificate of Authenticity. Can be shipped worldwide.

Robin Hood Autographs

Thanks, Karl!

— David DeWitt

 

The Flick That Made Flynn

06 Dec

In the Heart of the Greatest Sea Films Ever

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol’s Elephants

06 Dec

Star Wars Took Charge of Errol’s Elephants

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We all know the Star Wars movies are a feast for the eyeballs, but when you think about it, they are also a special treat for the ears, too. According to Mentalfloss, legendary sound designer Ben Burtt got his star on Star Wars fresh out of the University of Southern California’s film school and “was tasked with coming up with a completely new and organic soundscape for the movie.”

Burtt created Chewbacca’s iconic voice by blending the vocalizations of a bear, a lion, a walrus and a badger. The beloved pint-sized droid R2-D2’s endearing chirps were made using loops on a synthesizer matched with beeps and boops modelled after baby coos performed by Burtt. The infamous deep breathing of the evil Darth Vader was created by putting a microphone inside the regulator on a scuba tank.

But our favourite iconic sound, the swooshing shriek of the film’s TIE fighter engines, are — brace yourselves for a shock — the sound of an elephant call mixed with the sounds of a car driving on wet pavement. According to the blog Unidentified Sound Object, Lucas had seen a documentary about the Battle of Stalingrad and told Burtt the sound of the Nazi rockets would make a great laser-gun noise.

That’s when Burtt stumbled on recordings of some stampeding elephants from an old Errol Flynn movie, which he mixed with recordings of cars speeding through puddles in a rainstorm. He slipped the sound in for a screening at the last moment, and everyone went wild. “I’d really put it in because I had no other alternative, but it got great reviews, so naturally it became the sound of the TIE fighters,” the sound legend said.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Bounty awakens

03 Dec

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Dear fellow Flynn fans,

it all started here for Errol (and therefore us):

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Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

“A Knockout of a Show”

24 Nov

Gentleman Jim Still Making News:

Errol Lands Another Accolade: One of Hollywood’s All Time Greatest Boxing Films & Performances:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Nat King Cole sings “When I Fall in Love” Istanbul, 1957

29 Jul

— David DeWitt

 

Santa Fe Trail! Errol Flynn!

29 Jul

— David DeWitt

 
 

Instanbul! Errol Flynn!

29 Jul

— David DeWitt

 
 

Best EF GIFs

04 Sep

What are the best EF GIFs on the Net?

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— Gentleman Tim

 
 

Captain Blood!

09 May

A very good blog called Post Production has a great posting about Captain Blood! Linc Hurst and Tom McNulty are mentioned in the article…

Errol Flynn: Captain Blood

 

Thanks to Karl Holmberg

— David DeWitt