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Archive for the ‘Errol Flynn’s Homes’ Category

Flynn had a Cabin in the Garden of the Gods?

29 Mar

A Question, Not a Quiz.

Flynnvestigating other matters, I came across claims and suggestions implying that Errol may have owned a lake and cabin/hunting lodge at the long now gone “TWIN LAKES PARK”, “Twenty-five miles from Hollywood”, aka “Southern California’s Garden of the Gods”. One site suggests, too, that he even built a dam at near his alleged lodge.

Quoting a comment on the great Iverson Movie Ranch post linked below:

“One of the “Twin Lakes” was reputed to belong to Errol Flynn and the dam can still be seen from DeSoto Ave. (North of the 118) Flynn had a cabin (The old Dave Rhodes Ranch) and he used to hunt in the area.”

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Quoting a site on local (Chatsworth) history:

“Errol Flynn once owned a hunting lodge in Chatsworth and built a dam that still remains just north of the 118 freeway near Browns Canyon Road?”

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Does anyone have any information or thoughts on these claims? Should we be hunting for this lakeside lodge of Errol Flynn? – Or are these claims of Flynn’s lakeside lodge a dam mistake?

Here are front and back looks of a now long gone entrance to Twin Lakes Park:

Here’s a glimpse of the Twin Lakes gate in White Heat, filmed by Raoul Walsh:

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol’s Iberian Escape

10 Jan

The Story of Errol’s Majorca

Great Flynnian Info & Imagery in the Documentary Below.

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“In the midst of his honeymoon with his wife, Patricia Wymore, the actor and bon vivant Errol Flynn was sailing towards Gibraltar on his yacht, Zaca, when they were caught in a terrible storm. Seeking the shore, their only choice was to moor their boat at Pollença, a harbor on the island of Mallorca. The place, plentiful in boats and with a distant view of the mountains, swept them in bewilderment. After that first sight of the Mediterranean culture, they subsequently sailed to the Bay of Palma. After their honeymoon ended, Flynn promised to return to Mallorca to stay and that is how in 1955 he settled on the island, where he could find the calm and anonymity that he so desired at the time.” [passaportto.iberostar]

Errol and Sean, Mallorca, Summer of ’57

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Visiting Port Antonio

08 Jan

A new article (1/8/17) describing the history and current attractions of Errol’s old stomping grounds.

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Port Antonio

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Frenchman’s Cove

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Blue Lagoon

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Reach Falls

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Boston Beach

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Navy Island

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Rio Grande

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Blue Mountains from Port Antonio

Landscape of the Town and Mountains in Port Antonio.

Landscape of the Town and Mountains in Port Antonio.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Mulholland Farm?

27 Dec

What say you?

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol’s House & Treehouse?

22 Nov

Errol’s old digs. Near the Errol Flynn Reserve Playground, too!

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Anyone for tennis? Errol flynns former residence. Circa1885 sandstone/weatherboard mansion. 295m over three levels including 11 rooms and sunroom.

Once home to Hobart’s most famous export Errol Flynn, this gracious 1885 house is brimming with charm and intrigue.

The sheltered backyard incorporates a tree house, believed to be constructed from the remains of an old shed burnt to the ground by a young Errol (whose father was a university lecturer in the early part of last century).

Located across the road from the Domain Tennis Centre, this substantial dual-access residence offers a commanding city and Mt Wellington outlook.

The three-level mansion designed by prominent architect Henry Hunter has many outstanding features including the original front door lock and doorbell knob. Other fine features include a wide verandah (which overlooks the meticulously maintained Tennis Centre), an imposing bay window, lofty ceilings, four-panel doors and romantic fireplaces.

Magnificent proportions create a sense of grandeur. Long sash windows mix with original timber floorboards in the family living room, which opens to the spacious eat-in kitchen. The beautiful mountain and city outlook creates an outstanding backdrop for family and guests in the sun-drenched kitchen and adjoining sunroom.
The formal dining room brings together neutral carpeting and a coal-grate fireplace, which is flanked by bookshelves.

Possibly the most impressive room is the formal sitting room with striking bay window and fireplace with fluted surrounds.Seven bedrooms and three bathrooms are scattered across the multi-level home, ideal for an expanding family or a couple who wish to accommodate overnight guests. The four sunny upstairs bedrooms are particularly appealing, with their charming arched windows, pretty views and abundance of natural light.

The lower level opens to the backyard, which in turn connects to Lillie St (providing convenient vehicular access).
Other noteworthy features include 2x reverse-cycle heat pumps, off peak heating and a security alarm system.

* Prime Location
* Designed by Henry Hunter
* Stunning Views
* 6 Sector Reticulation
* New Carpet
* 1885 Sandstone/Weatherboard Mansion
* 3 x Bathrooms
* 11 x Rooms & sunroom
* Possible 7 x Bedrooms
* Overlooking The Domain Tennis Club
* Off Street Parking
* House size 295m
* Land area 424m

— Gentleman Tim

 

More Manly Media

10 Sep

What a Wonderful World for Young Errol Flynn.

Thanks again Donna!

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— Gentleman Tim

 

LIVE FROM SYDNEY – Young Errol’s Manly Home!

03 Sep

Globetrotting Flynnmate, Donna Juana One, took these photos only a few hours ago in Manly, Sydney. This is where Errol lived with his grandmother Edith Young – @ 67 Wood Street! Thank you and G’day, Donna Juana!!!

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Did Errol Live Here (Too!)?

11 Aug

If so, when? When he first arrived in Hollywood, before he hit it big with Blood?

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Hollywood Landmarks: the 1929 Villa Bonita Building

Hollywood Landmarks: the 1929 Villa Bonita Building

— Gentleman Tim

 

Go Greyhounds!

16 Jul

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Per Hedy’s autobiographical account of Errol’s Flynnomenal parties up at The Farm:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

From Penthouse to Saloon

13 Jun

Stained glass said to be from Errol’s legendary 57th Street penthouse in Manhattan being installed at the soon-to-open P.J.Clarke’s in Philadelphia, at the Curtis Center, near Independence Hall.

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P.J. Clarke's

P.J. Clarke's

The Curtis Publishing Building, the year of Errol’s birth:

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The new Curtis Center, in the Colonial Center of Philadelphia:

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— Gentleman Tim