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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

 

Nanette Fabray, dies at 97!

24 Feb

 

Costarred with Dame Olivia deHavilland in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex. She enjoyed a long and distinguished career in film, television and on stage.

— David DeWitt

 

The Olympiads

24 Feb

aka The Bundy Drive Boys and Hollywood Hellfire Club

John Barrymore

John Carradine

John Decker

W.C. Fields

Errol

Gene Fowler

Will Fowler

Sadahichi Hartmann

Ben Hecht

Norman Kerry

Thomas Mitchell

Alan Mowbray

Vincent Price

Anthony Quinn

Roland Young

— Gentleman Tim

 

Hail to the Chiefs

19 Feb

A Presidents Day Tribute

— Gentleman Tim

 

Skiin’ Like Flynn

15 Feb

Enjoy the Winter Games with Errol

— Gentleman Tim

 

Lollowood Boulevard

06 Feb

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

Gina Lollobrigida received her first star on Hollywood Boulevard this week.
Starring with Errol in “Crossed Swords” in his initial European outing and second coming as Don Juan in Italy, after besting Cinecittà it boosted her quest to conquer Tinseltown .
Once crowned Italy´s most beautiful child and runner- runner up in the Miss Italy pageant of 1947, she quickly made a name for herself with movies like “Tulip le fanfan” and “The Young Caruso”.
Never shy and according to her own words “very headstrong” she would go on to complement leading men like Burt Lancaster, Tyrone Power and Anthony Quinn.
She as well as her most ardent rival for the title of “La donna piu bella del mondo”, Sophia Loren, were both considered as leading ladies in the ill fated Flynn tale of William Tell.
While Loren was turned down by our man Flynn, la Lollo meanwhile had a too hefty price tag attached.
She had just won the “Coppa Volpi”, a prestigeous film award.
Some rememberences of this highlight night can be read here: www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Goodnight Sweet Princess

21 Jan

www.nbcnews.com…

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Day in the Life of Flynn – January 4, 1940

04 Jan

“ILLEGAL PASSAGE”

“ERROL FLYNN NAMES PALS IN HIS ORIGINAL PLAY WRITTEN FOR FILM”

Errol Flynn has drawn from his own private circle of cronies for many of the characters of his new original screen play entitled Illegal Passage, intimates of the Warner star have disclosed.

One, for example, is named “Big” Thompson. He is a former Texas cowboy, rough and tough, but with a heart as big as his frame. He’s the principle character’s best friend. Another of Flynn’s closest friend’s is Guinn (Big Boy) Williams, former Texas cowhand turned motion picture actor. And the description fits like a glove.

Another character bears the name of Bud Ernest. Friends pointed out that Flynn’s flying companion and his close friend for many years is Bud Ernst, former stunt flyer and now a radio promotion executive.

Several other characters of the story – the nature of which is being kept a close secret – bear striking resemblance to other members of Flynn’s intimate circle. There is even a comic, friends say, by the name of John Byer, who might be John Meyer, Flynn’s demon promoter pal.

Flynn’s story is now being read by Warners.

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Day in the Life of Flynn – January 2, 1939

03 Jan

CECIL B. DEMILLE AND LUX RADIO THEATER PRESENT

ERROL FLYNN AND JOAN BLONDELL IN

THE PERFECT SPECIMEN

— Gentleman Tim

 

Mail Bag! Rathbone! Audio Version of Michael B. Druxman’s One Person Play!

07 Dec

Michael B. Druxman writes to us:

The audio edition of Michael B. Druxman’s one-person stage play, RATHBONE, just became available on Amazon, Audible and, within a day or two, iTunes.

Jake Sanson delivers a terrific performance as Basil Rathbone.

And, Errol Flynn is definitely an unseen presence.

Thanks, Michael!

— David DeWitt