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Nice Robin Hood Candid!

15 Jun

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Errol & Dorothy Malone!

23 May

Thanks to Karl Holmberg!

Too Much, Too Soon …

— David DeWitt

 

How Did I Miss This? Dodge City Plaque for Errol Flynn!

10 May

I was on my way across the country from West to East coast about 8 years ago, and realized I could take advantage of the route to stop in Kansas at Dodge City, to take a look at what remained of the main theatre where Errol Flynn spoke to the crowds about his new film Dodge City, and a huge event it all was. I found the theatre, The Dodge Theatre, with its marquee down and laid inside the locked doors, and drove part of the parade route. But apparently, I missed something!

I did not find this plaque on the Dodge City Trail of Fame …

I found the boulevard where the parade was held that Errol rode a horse down and waved his hat to the heavy crowds on April 1, 1939. 50,000 people showed up for the film’s premier.

Three movie theatres were needed to meet the demand for the film. Errol and others spoke to the audience at the Dodge Theatre. It fell into disuse in later years, and the time I rolled by, it’s marquee was torn down as a hazard and laid inside the closed doors of the theatre. It was auctioned on eBay but a bid of $490 did not meet the seller’s price so it remained in the old movie house. There was an effort to restore it that came to nothing, as far as I can tell.

 

— David DeWitt

 
 

Hat’s Off to all my chums …

07 May

— David DeWitt

 
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An Actor’s Life for Me! Charge on a ladder! Errol Flynn!

07 Apr

— David DeWitt

 
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On Catalina Island with Lili Damita and Friends!

05 Apr

A nice day on the Sirocco with some pals! Looks a bit crowded! Errol took the photo?

— David DeWitt

 

Maid Marian again …

09 Mar

— Boss Boy

 
 

Olivia looks slightly bored … Robin Hood Candid!

08 Mar

Olivia looks just slightly bored in this great Robin Hood candid …

— David DeWitt

 
 

Robin Hood Hat! And Rory Flynn!

10 Feb

Rory Flynn showed me a hat that her father had given to her from the film Robin Hood, and has told me that the costume department had made two of them. Errol gave one to her and her sister, Deirdre, and Rory still has hers. Sitting on the couch in her office area at her home in North Carolina, she brought it out and let me try it on … The feather is long gone, but the hat fit us both! Here it is on Flynn’s head in this great looking candid …

— David DeWitt

 
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Don Juan Flynn & Nice Candid!

09 Feb

— David DeWitt