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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

 

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

 

Lowdown on Showdown – Covers Through the Years

20 Nov

1946 Sheridan House, New York

Showdown first

1946

See this “Rarest Copy of Showdown” link!
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Showdown - Autographed for Parents

Showdown Ben Johnson

1946 Invincible, Sydney

Showdown Invincible

1946 “First Australian Edition”
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Showdown 1946 Australia

1949 Dell Books

Showdown - 1949

1952 W. Foulsham, London

Showdown - 1952

1960 Cardinal, New York

Showdown

1961 Consul Books

Showdown - 1961

1976 Buccaneer Books

Showdown 1976

1986 Amereon Ltd

Showdown Amereon 1986

— Gentleman Tim

 

I think this is the Spanish version of MWWW!

19 Nov

 

 

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— Don Jan

 

The Complete Films of Errol Flynn

28 Feb

It would be nice to have a publishing date!

— Tina

 

The French version of the Freedland book

15 Jan

— Inga

 

1946 1st Australian edition

05 Nov

— Inga

 

The newest Prize Winning Award Screenplay – book!

13 Oct

Very nice front cover – great picture of Errol!

— Tina