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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

 

Va Vooming with Virginia

06 Dec

December 4, 1944

Sidney Skolsky
Hollywood Citizen News

Errol Flynn and Virginia Norcross are vooming.

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There is little available on the internet about Virginia Norcross, but there is this about her marriage to Ann Miller’s wealthy ex, Reese Milner. The above image is from the Sanctuary of Heritage at Forest Lawn in Glendale. She died in Beverly Hills on January 29, 1992, exactly 44-years to the day following the nationally-published divorce/marriage announcement below.

“On January 29, 1948”: HOLLYWOOD (U.R) Steel Works Heir Reese Milner, 32, divorced Wednesday by Movie Dancer Ann Miller, 24, will be married Friday to Mrs. Virginia Norcross, 30, of San Francisco, a friend “for years and years.” Milner and Mrs. Norcross took out a license Wednesday, three hours after Miss Miller’s final decree was entered at his request.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

No Buffalo in Modesto

02 Dec

But it’s a great excuse to steal a kiss from Olivia!

December 1, 1938

Los Angeles Examiner

Behind the Makeup

By Erskine Johnson

ON THE SETS: EXTERIOR — PRAIRIE — MODESTO, CALIF.

Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland ride to the top of a low ride and pull their horses to a halt. Their eyes travel over the countryside. Flynn, making his debut as a Western hero in Dodge City, lifts his arm, points off into the distance.

“See that herd of buffalo grazing so peacefully over there?” he says to Miss De Havilland.

She nods and her eyes follow his outstretched hand. Then she breaks into an involuntary giggle, spoiling the scene.

Flynn’s “herd of buffalo” is a lone, tired looking cow.

But when the picture is completed, the cow will be a real herd of buffalo. A camera crew traveled all the way to Oklahoma to photograph one of the few remaining herds of the animals that made the nickel famous. There aren’t any in California.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Before She was a Guest

25 Nov

November 25, 1944

Louella O. Parsons

The lovely with Errol Flynn these nights is Lucy Cochrane, Boston socialite.

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After she married a cousin of Churchill’s 75 years ago, Lucy became more famously known as “C. Z. Guest”

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Adventures of Star Wars

05 Sep

‘What George Lucas Borrowed from The Adventures of Robin Hood to Make Star Wars’

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Errol Flynn exudes exuberance that can’t be understated as the beating heart of the film.

Flynn makes The Adventures of Robin Hood a joy to watch.

Not only did the film get the legend of Robin Hood, of medieval heroes and villains, right, it got them so right that its distillation of the myth is still the gold standard almost a century later.

In 2003, Roger Ebert wrote:

The ideal hero must do good, defeat evil, have a good time, and win the girl. The Adventures of Robin Hood is like a textbook on how to get that right.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Nora the Adorable

20 Aug

Charleroi Mail
3rd Week of August, 1943

FLYNN YACHTING WITH APPRENTICE MACHINIST

Errol Flynn was yachting off the coast of Mexico Saturday with his newest girlfriend, a 19-year-old apprentice machinist from a Los Angeles airplane factory, Nora Eddington.

A nice girl she is, too, reported Flynn by phone from Acapulco, Mexico, and a fine companion for a fishing trip.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Forty Years Ago Today

19 Aug

Aug. 19, 1979: Beverly Aadland writes to Los Angeles Times, publicly revealing that she lived in Palmdale (in the Antelope Valley, north of LA), happily married and expecting her first child!

— Gentleman Tim

 

Feliz Cumpleanos, Lupe (111)

18 Jul

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Star of Stars

01 Jul

Olivia is One Hundred and Three

— Gentleman Tim

 

Damita Flim Flams Flynn

18 Jun

Marriage Makes News Around the Globe

U.S.A.

June 17, 1935
Evening Herald Express
Flim Flam with Sidney Skolsky

Lili Damita and Errol Flynn have made plans to elope to Yuma this week.

June 19, 1935
Evening Herald Express
Lili Damita, Errol Flynn Flying to Yuma to Wed

It took a handsome Irish actor, Errol Flynn, to lead the elusive Lili Damita, vivacious French film actress to the altar.

At least the couple took off at a Los Angeles airport in a black and yellow “monoplane of romance” and headed in the general direction of Yuma, Ariz., with the announcement that they would be married at a civil ceremony there.

“I’ve been engaged four times, but this is my first marriage,” the actress said. “But our honeymoon will have to wait. Errol has to take some film tests and so do I.”

The plane was piloted by Ted Brown. Bud Ernst, friend of the couple, who had planned to take Lyda Roberti to Yuma also for a double wedding, accompanied them, although his fiance had to stay behind. An unromantic studio called her to work and sent her out on location.*

AUSTRALIA

ROMANIA

* Ernst & Roberti & took the flight and tied the knot a few days later:

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— Gentleman Tim