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An Errol Flynn Dilemma?

28 Oct

I am submitting a couple of pictures of Flynn I have had in my collection for many years.

They both appear to be from the same event since they are noted with the WB numbering I system (GEN PUB8546).  But, there seems to be some confusion about my listing  for time and place. So I am asking for help in confirming just where and when they were taken.

 

 

I have this shot of Errol with Faye Emerson, in front of the My Gallery at 850l0 Wishire, during May 25th to 27th, 1945 at the Eleanor Powell pre-auction, open-exhibition. A similar photo also appeared in the August, ’45 issue of Movie Stars Parade magazine. By the way that is Michael Curtiz back to camera looking at another artwork.
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This shot is of Flynn and Curtiz inside the building, chatting. There are also a few more of these two together, all WB numbered. My confusion is that I also have some old hand notes that this is an exhibition at the Decker and Flynn Gallery sometime in May or June, ’45, but I have no back-up. Since I can not locate any old photos of the front of either of the two galleries, I am not sure which description is correct … or if they are both wrong.  So … I appreciate any feedback that will straighten out my dilemma.

— David DeWitt

 

The Sartorial Flynn

21 Oct

Inspired by the keen observations of timerider – and with his kindly “Carry on, Old Boy” blessing – I hereby start a post for all to post your all time favorite images of Errol at his sartorial best, most fun, interesting, unique, and/or ahead of his time. I expect all of us will have multiple, even numerous favorites.

As timerider would say, “Carry On”! … In that spirit and fashion, I post my first:

— Gentleman Tim

 

October 14, We Mark the Passing of Errol Flynn!

14 Oct

October 14, 1959. The passing of our dear Errol Flynn into history and legend …

— David DeWitt

 

Flynn at the West Side

04 Aug

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Elmer Griffin’s legendary Tennis Club renovated and ready for the next set. One of Errol’s favorite courts.

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Question! Who is that Dog with Errol Flynn?

26 Jul

 

Going over stuff for 1943, and looking over a shoot at Mulholland with Errol and his artwork during the week of July 20th, before Errol left for Mexico. In a few of the pix Flynn is outside with a doberman pinscher.

My question: Is that Errol’s dog? … or was it Buster’s dog? … and regardless, what was the dog’s name?

Even Matzen’s book, which has a couple of pix of the dog, never mentions his name …

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag from Manhattan! Errol & Fidel Musical!

16 Jul

Just ending it successful run at the New York Musicic Festival was the musical offering Errol & Fidel from writer producers Boyd Anderson & Guy Anderson; Music by Peter Kaldor, John Kaldor and Doug Oberhamer; Lyrics by Boyd Anderson, directed by Michael Bello … Our own Karl Holmberg, Gentleman Tim, and Donna Juan attended the show and write to us from the theatre stage! I will let them comment on the show itself but here are some wonderful images, and a look at a novelty item soon available to everybody who follows our blog. More about that in another posting …

Some photos:

One adventure, two heroes. Something’s gotta give.

Cuba, 1958: Revolution is in the air! In his final year Errol Flynn has one last adventure. The dashing star of so many Hollywood blockbusters yearns to be a real hero, and Fidel Castro fits the bill. What Fidel craves is fame, and who better than Errol to show him how? At the height of the revolution an explosive encounter beckons – fueled by envy, lust, and vanity – with a mysterious woman calling the tune. Or could the CIA really be pulling the strings? Who knew revolution could be so much fun?

Recommended for ages 13+
Running time: 2 hours
GENRE: Comedy, Drama, History, Politics, Romance

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Donna Juan delivers Birthday Wishes To Olivia from EFB!

03 Jul

Donna, we thank you from the bottom our Flynn loving hearts!

— David DeWitt

 

Olivia deHavilland turns 101 today!

01 Jul

 

Happy Birthday, Dame Olivia!

— David DeWitt

 

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