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More Wicked, Wicked Ways Paperback Covers!

04 Jul

 The Dead Ringer article was fun.

 Here are a few more examples of his book from different years and places.

 Just for fun,

   Ada

Enjoy your 4th!

 

MWWWs Paperback Covers

— Ada Klock

 

Mail Bag! Dead Ringer for Flynn, The Sons of Flynn!

03 Jul

The mailbag brings us a wonderful email from William Russo:

I’ve been reading your stuff I guess for a couple years now. Truly enjoy it. Takes me into a world I truly love. Though it was the world of my parent’s generation, I feel a nostalgia for it I cannot explain. Though I grew up on Flynn’s movies, I did not come to become immersed into his life and personality until late hippie years. One of my best friends then was a guy named Steve Gilbert. He was a dead ringer for Flynn. Amazingly he had gone to Hollywood High, knew and even dated, I think, Rory! I introduced him to “My Wicked, Wicked Ways”. We each had a copy and would quote from it regularly. We both thought of it as kind of a Bible. I started a club; called it “The Sons of Flynn”. I always kept a couple copies of the book and whenever I met someone who reminded me of Flynn in some significant  way, I’d give them a copy. There were only about four additional that I deemed worthy. Most recently, a couple years ago, I met a twenty something attractive blonde from South Africa by way of Canada, at a Cannabis farm in Humboldt county. Not only was she into Flynn, but astonishingly, knew that Vivica Linford played the Queen of Spain, in Don Juan ! She wanted a copy of the book (I didn’t have one at the time), and demanded to become a member of the club!  Unfortunately, we lost touch before she could be initiated. This was never a club in anything more than a name, and in my own imagination. One “member” lives in Honolulu, a good  look-a- like, the most like Flynn athletically, an ex Army Ranger. Another lives in western Massachusetts. The other is the guy who owned the cannabis farm; eerily reminiscent of the Robin Hood persona.  As for Steve, sadly he died about the same age as Erroll, from drug and alcohol abuse. I think Rory’s book, the Baron of Mulhollandis a treasure. It’s like being there, feeling it all. I am going to be traveling in Europe soon (doing some sword fighting!) and living my own version of The Sun Also Rises. Though most of my reading material will on kindle on my tablet, I will be taking only one book, my original paperback copy of  My Wicked, Wicked Ways. 
 
Cisco Bill

Thanks so much for the note! and what a read MWWW’s is … I envy anybody who is reading it for the first time, and understand why we keep going back it! Here is the first paperback I read of it:

And two others I read later on:

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! French Curtiz Bio & Film Book!

16 Apr

Dear Sir,

For all those who love Curtiz and read French, I found this book. He presents an excellent biography and analyzes each of his films including his pre-Hollywood production.
Best – Erik Anzi
Thanks, Erik!

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Errol Flynn & James Dean! James Turiello’s new Book!

27 Feb

David;
Good morning my new book James Dean : The Quest for an Oscar has been released on Amazon, Barnes & Noble Etc. The good news there is a full chapter about our hero Errol Flynn, complete with many photos of Errol that are one of a kind. The Jai-Alai one with Errol holding a Jai- Alai cesta is probably being shown for the very first time. Below is the link and I will send you the cover also. It is big 360 pages. Thanks in advance for lifting the fraternity of Errol fans know, greatly appreciated.

Yours truly

Jim
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This is the link:

www.amazon.com…

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Errol Flynn and Olas Atlas!

01 Feb

Author Sue Carnes writes to us:

I am right about now writing the part of my new book about the Belmar Hotel that includes stories about Errol Flynn. He was one of the many exciting individuals who spent time on the Bay of High Waves (Olas Altas) in Mazatlan. His special interest was the Belmar where he kept a room, but also a certain establishment called the Stratosphere on Ice Box Hill. That is the hill in the old photograph, and the Belmar is right in the middle of the Bay of High Waves pictured there a little to the right between the trees. Errol’s yacht the Sirocco was often anchored right out front as he made his way to Mazatlan or further South to Acapulco. Errol’s room was No. 35 which could never be rented later. No one could stay there. The room was remodeled and renumbered. Any insight to any of this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Sue Carnes

 

Thanks, Sue!

Author Sue Carnes

— David DeWitt

 

Michael Curtiz: a life in film!

19 Nov

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Kevin McAleer: Errol Flynn a Life in Verse!

03 May

Dear David,

It has been quite some time since we last had contact. You may remember me – the guy who was writing an epic poem on the life of Errol Flynn. Well, ten years in the making and I recently finished it. Now of course comes the real work, finding a publisher, but in the meantime I thought you might like to read the manuscript version. Book-length poems may not be your bag, but the Flynn aspect could still carry you through.

I see that the blog is flourishing. Back in 2009 you were kind enough to post some of my stanzas. So my impulse in contacting you now is not completely self-serving – I thought you might be curious to see how things turned out.

On 11 May I have a rearding from the poem at the renowned literary salon of Britta Gansebohm, with novelist/playwright Carey Harrison moderating:

www.salonkultur.de/…

Best Regards,

Kevin McAleer

 

 

Thanks, Kevin!

— David DeWitt

 

Rory Flynn Speaks in Chicago!

16 May

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— David DeWitt

 

No. 9

01 Apr

Michael Herr’s “Dispatches” – featuring Sean in it’s “Colleagues” section – is ranked the 9th best Autobiographical/Memoir book of all time!

www.theguardian.com…

Sample passages referring to Sean:

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Photos of Herr & Sean:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Flynn in Cannes

23 Jan

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Invention of the French Riviera:

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Errol & Bridgett:

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Errol & Tilda:

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Errol & Clelle @ what appears to be Cannes:

03 Sep 1953, Venice, Italy --- Original caption: Errol Flynn Suffers Back Injury. Venice, Italy: An old back injury, which sent him to bed in his hotel suite, is keeping film star Errol Flynn from enjoying many days such as the one he is shown sharing with Mrs. Barry Mahon under sunny Italian skies. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

03 Sep 1953, Venice, Italy — Original caption: Errol Flynn Suffers Back Injury. Venice, Italy: An old back injury, which sent him to bed in his hotel suite, is keeping film star Errol Flynn from enjoying many days such as the one he is shown sharing with Mrs. Barry Mahon under sunny Italian skies. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

A Glimpse of Flynn at the Festival:

— Gentleman Tim