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Some nice Zaca Photos! Errol with Pat Wymore …

23 Aug

— David DeWitt

 

Baron in the Borscht Belt

20 Aug

Grossinger’s “Waldorf of the Catskills”

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Paul Grossinger was also the man who conceived and arranged the matchless Flynn’s famous tennis match in Manhattan, at the legendary Park Avenue Armory, on February 1, 1945. Based on Farmers’ Almanac historical records, I ,believe it was on the low to mid 20° that day in New York, therefore explaining Errol’s coat. (I was in that Armory during a couple of winters in the mid-70s, and can attest that the area where Errol played tennis was damp, drafty and cold.)

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Big Boodle! In Hell Hot Havana!

14 Aug

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1957 Crime drama noir style film starring Errol Flynn, Pedro Armendáriz, Rossana Rory, and Gia Scala, set and filmed on location in Cuba. Once Errol’s grittier performances, at times a bit disjointed, in his reactions, is nonetheless fascinating for its locale. Flynn spent a lot of time in Cuba and some of it is controversial. Here are a few shots towards the ending of the film filmed on the famous El Morro Castle. And a shot of this location as it today, in 2018.

The shots above were made at this location and below we see the same location as it looks today in 2018.

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn’s Ship Model

06 Aug

To all Flynn aficionados out there, I’m looking for the name of this ship, that was in Errol’s den.  I think it was a Dutch man of war, but I don’t know.  I have seen many ships on the internet and on many ship model makers that are very similar but it isn’t this exact ship.

I also think that this ship model could be one of the smaller models used in Captain Blood and the model dept at Warners could have given this to Flynn as a gift.  They must have copied it from photos of a real ship that had a name to it.

I have a close-up view of this ship but for some reason, I can’t post it in my post here.  I’m looking to have a replica made of this ship for my home office.  Any help in finding this ship or the name would be an awesome help to me.  I’m calling on Gentleman Tim who can find just about anything on Flynn…

Best wishes to you all

Jack Marino

 

 

— Jack Marino

 

Instagram: Dame Olivia de Havilland!

25 Mar

If you love Olivia de Havilland as much as we do on this blog you can follow a great Instagram page dedicated to her by Tess X. There is a link in this post to audio of her legal case. Clicked the image to go to the Instagram posting!

Thanks, Tess Wagner!

 

 

— David DeWitt

 

75 Years Ago Today

07 Feb

FEBRUARY 6, 1943

— Gentleman Tim

 

Rare shot of a scene during the making of TAORH.

10 Jan

A real determined Robin risking his life. Note the little fellow hiding under the camera platform!

 

 

— Don Jan

 

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