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Happy Birthday, Errol Flynn!

20 Jun

June 20, 1909 – June 20, 2017

 

— David DeWitt

 

A Story with Rory

25 May

Hanging out with Helen Mirren, Rod Stewart, and a host of Hollywood and Rock ‘n’ Roll others …

See the show in Beverly Grove …

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    — Gentleman Tim

     

In the Wake of Hurricane George

16 May

With hurricane season rapidly approaching in Florida, here is a rarely seen photo of Errol and Nora arriving in Miami in the wake of “Hurricane George”, “one of the most powerful and largest storms ever to hit SE Florida.” www.wunderground.com…

1947 was the first year the U.S. Air Force officially assigned names to hurricanes. The worst hurricane that year was Hurricane George, aka “the Fort Lauderdale Hurricane”, because of the Category 4 havoc it caused in Fort Liquordale. It caused extensive damage in Louisiana and Mississippi, also.

“Errol Flynn and his wife, Nora, are pictured on their arrival here by plane from Jamaica. Their flight course closely paralleled the course of the hurricane. ‘Shocking and sad, ‘ Flynn said of storm-wrecked Miami.” Flynn and wife are shown on the stairs of an airplane.” September 20, 1947.

In October, the long-delayed filming of The Adventures of Don Juan began in California.

Orange represents Category 4 winds:

Man on Miami Beach, where there was major flooding and damage, including to 334 hotels:

— Gentleman Tim

 

Passed in 2016 …

02 Jan

Did I miss it or did no one report on the fact that 2 Flynn alumni, from his very last dramatic appearance (The Golden Shanty), passed last year:

Patricia Barry (Adie Walker)

Arthur Hiller (Director) below with Errol.

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— Karl

 

Rory Flynn aboard Zaca in Monaco, 2014!

14 Dec

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Thanks, Rory!

— David DeWitt

 

Robin Hood Matte Painting and Behind The Scenes.

24 Oct

Film Grab

A Beautiful woman on a narrow stairway.

This was probably during the ransom robbery feast scenes.

Before Curtiz took over.

Are those stand ins for the final shot?

What were they discussing?

Some of these I have never seen before.

— twinarchers

 

Mail Bag! Who is who with Tiger Lil?

01 Oct

Ada here,

I am sending along the first of two pix of, I assume, one of your favorites, Lily Damita.

This one, I am not positive about.  I believe it was  taken by Errol during a trip to Catalina Island approx July 7th, 1938, during the holiday week when Errol was off.  I can identify no one except Lily. Do you have any info on this shot?


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I’ll toss it out to the world, Ada! Very nice, rare candid …

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Pirate Party!

25 Sep

We received in the Mail Bag this great photo of Bob Peckinpaugh at a Pirate Party visit from Tom McNulty (and Jan, Queen of the Pirates!) Both old Pirates were original founding members of The Errol Flynn Blog …

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Thanks, Mates!

— David DeWitt

 

Errol @ Elmo’s – Freddie in France @ Florence’s

25 Sep

The King of Clubs

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“Florence’s reputation was made when some disgruntled suitors beat up Freddy McEvoy, a playboy friend of Errol Flynn’s, in the club’s bathroom after Freddy refused to pay them their share for introducing Barbara Hutton to Count Raventlow, whom she subsequently married.”

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Here’s Barbara and the Count:

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And here’s Chez Florence. Before Bricky Smith and Josephine Baker, there was Florence Jones, “Queen of
Montmartre after Midnight”.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol’s Girl in Cats Spat

02 Aug

Hamilton Hip Hopper vs. Mistress Marianne:

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The Lynne Flynn Fling:
www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/470862/Dame-Gillian-Lynne-Nights-with-Errol-Flynn-dancing-for-the-Queen-and-keeping-fit-at-88…

— Gentleman Tim