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Friday the 13th, 1939 @ WB

13 Dec

“On Friday, January 13, 1939, a party was held on Stage 5 (now Stage 15) at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. The “Gay Lady Saloon” set from Warner’s Technicolor western spectacular Dodge City was still in use, having been dressed with additional props to celebrate that day’s Friday the 13th, and to poke fun at various other superstitions. Here is a selection of photos from that gathering, the original negatives of which were recently found deep in the WB archives.”

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Henry O’Neill, Alan Hale, Michael Curtiz. Errol

Errol & Olivia

Errol, between Rosemary and Priscilla Lane

The Dodge City “Gay Lady Saloon” Bar

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Perfect Specimen

11 Dec

December 11, 1937

WHAT THE PICTURE DID FOR ME

The Perfect Specimen: Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell — It is a natural. Plenty of clever stuff and Flynn and Blondell are good in the roles as the perfect man and the gal who knows what’s good for him — A.E. Goodman, Columbia Theatre, Columbia City, Ind. General Patronage.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Twelfth Century Warfare at Warners

11 Dec

December 8, 1937

Los Angeles Examiner

RATHBONE AND FLYNN HURT IN ROBIN HOOD

This Twelfth century warfare is really tough.

So much mused Basil Rathbone, Errol Flynn and Sol Gorss yesterday as their names were added to the list of Robin Hood casualties.

Rathbone, who went through four years of World War without a scratch, came out of the Nottingham castle melee with a spear wound in the foot.

Flynn had a bump on his head, the result of a collision with a scabbard.

Gorss had a twisted ankle. He was stepped on by an extra after being “killed” by an arrow from Robin Hood’s bow.*

* The prolific Mr. Gorss:

Sol Gorss – In for Flynn

— Gentleman Tim

 

These Three

07 Dec

December 6, 1937

Evening Herald Examiner

Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck and Mary Astor in These Three on Theater of the Air, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, tonight on KNX at 6 p.m.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Setting the Beard on Fire

03 Dec

December 3, 1937

Harrison Carroll
LA Evening Herald Examiner

…Errol Flynn held up the Robin Hood company for half an hour when he accidently set fire to Basil Rathbone’s beard, then completed the damage by tossing a bucket of water in his face.

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Parade of Stars — With Grand Marshall Errol Flynn

14 Nov

75 Years Ago

November 14, 1944

Hollywood Citizen News

ERROL FLYNN TO LEAD LOAN PARADE

Hollywood’s most famous horsemen from their major studios will be in the line-up of the Sixth War Loan Parade Saturday morning in downtown Los Angeles.

Errol Flynn has been appointed honorary grand marshall to ride with Sheriff Eugene W. Biscailuz, who will head the thousands of riders.

Following the Sheriff’s Posse will be the following film celebrities heading various groups: Lewis Stone, Prestin Foster, Roy Rogers, Bill Elliot, Don Barry, Bob Mitchum, Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele, Bill Boyd, Leo Carillo, Charles Starrett, Johnny Mack Brown, Noah Beery Jr., and Mrs. Beery, Chris Pin Martin, Michael O’Shea, Big Boy Williams, Dick Foran, George Tobias, and Dennis Morgan.

Honorary Grand Marshall Errol Flynn (shown below at the Dodge City Premier Parade in 1939)

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LA County Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz

Lewis Stone (pictured with Norma Shearer)

Preston Foster

Roy Rogers

Bill Elliot

Don Barry

Bob Mitchum

Hoot Gibson

Bob Steele

Bill Boyd

Leo Carillo

Charles Starrett

Johnny Mack Brown

Noah Beery Jr.

and Mrs. Beery

Chris Pin Martin

Michael O’Shea

Big Boy Williams

Dick Foran

George Tobias (pictured with Errol’s great friends, Ida and Olivia)

Dennis Morgan

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Pig in a Joke

16 Oct

    October 16, 1937

    Hollywood’s Gabby Corners

    Garbed in their Robin Hood costumes, Errol Flynn and Patric Knowles scared a farmer near Chico, Calif., where the company is on location, by asking him how to kill a pig – one they claimed they found. He took one look at their costumes and slammed the door in their faces.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Swinging & Dancing in Chico

15 Oct

October 15, 1937

Harrison Carroll
LA Evening Herald Express

Must have been fun, the party that the Robin Hood location troupe gave at Chico Saturday night. Members of the cast, the crew and some outsiders were invited, but when they got ready to dance, it was discovered there weren’t enough women to go around.

So Errol Flynn invaded the kitchen of the hotel and drafted 11 waitresses to join the party. Danced with everyone of them himself, too.

Likely Site of the Party: www-chicoer-com.cdn.ampproject.org…

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Flynn as Nathan Hale*

08 Oct

I only regret that he had but one show on Hale to leave, and it was not on film.

More of the amazing talent in Errol’s orbit and world:

October 10, 1941

Zuma Palmer
Hollywood Citizen News

Errol Flynn on the Kate Smith Hour from KNX at 9 will play the part of Nathan Hale in “Heritage,” an original drama by Jean Holloway. Johnny Burke as “The Original Draftee” and the Three Pitchmen will be other features. Miss Smith will close her program with “We’re All Americans.”

JOHNNY BURKE – One of the greatest writers of popular song lyrics in history. (With a later, second Flynn connection through the song for Nora, “But Beautiful”.)


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THE THREE PITCHMEN – A Popular Novelty Musical Trio

KATE SMITH – Closed her show with Flynn with the crowd-rousing “WE’RE ALL AMERICANS”

Here’s one of great Kate’s contemporaneous versions of We’re All Americans (All True Blue), followed by three other spectacular songs that were “sang in the name of victory” for WWII.

* Not to be confused with Alan Hale

— Gentleman Tim

 

It Was 30 Years Ago Today

07 Oct

October 6, 1989, Bette Davis died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. She lived 81 years. It was a bumpy ride.

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— Gentleman Tim