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Archive for the ‘Errol Helping Out’ Category

Thank Our Plucky Stars

13 Jul
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    Magnificent, Flynn! Magnificent!

    What other non-singing, non-dancing star but Errol could have pulled off anything as clever and fun as this? It’s no wonder he was so phenomenally popular.

    — Gentleman Tim

     

Four Score Years Ago — 4/15/1937 — Barcelona

17 Apr

Hollywood Citizen News – Elizabeth Yeaman – April 15, 1937

The Hollywood Reporter today carries a remarkable story titled
“Barcelona Greets Errol Flynn.” The story carries a Barcelona date line,
but there is no indication of the actual source of the interview. I quote
it in part: “When Errol Flynn arrived in Barcelona he was greeted by the
commissioner of public spectacles, J. Carner Ribalta, who introduced him
to the commissioner of propaganda of the Catalonian government and all
facilities were accorded him. In an interview with the press, Flynn said
his visit to Spain was prompted by a desire to ascertain the truth regarding
conditions there.

“Asked by the press boys what was the general impression in the United States
about the war, he replied, ‘That’s it. The confusing news and the fact that
all the American press is in the hands of powerful ‘trusts’ made me decide to
take this trip to see with my own eyes what is really happening and write a series
of articles for publication.’

“Is is true that money has been collected in Hollywood to help the Spanish government?”
asked the reporters. “Yes,’ said the actor. “Fredric Marsh, James Cagney, and I were the
initiators, and $1,500,000 has been raised so far.’

Flynn was accompanied by his old friend, Dr. Herman F. Erben, a well known member of
the American Communist Party.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Movie Lot to Beachhead, 1945

22 Nov

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ERROL FLYNN – DON “RED” BARRY, HOAGY CARMICHAEL, HENRY O’NEILL, LOU “THE COSMIC PUNCH” NOVA, CHARLES J. WINNINGER, HOWARD HILL, HARRY VON ZELL, JIMMY “BABY FACE” McLARNIN, HUNTLEY GORDON, CHARLES D. COBURN, MONTY “THE BEARD” WOOLLEY, GENE AUTRY, LINDA DARNELL, CARY GRANT, ALEXIS SMITH, VICTOR McLEOD, ROBERT BARRAT, CHARLES KENYON, HELEN GERALD, GUINN “BIG BOY” WILLIAMS, RICHARD A. CARROLL, GORDON EDWARDS, CLYDE GERONIMI, EDDIE (EDWARD F. CLINES) CLINE, WILLIAM T. “W. T.” LACKEY

— Gentleman Tim

 

Looking for Mr. Redfern

30 Sep

Whatever happened to Errol’s search for Paul Redfern?

Is it a riddle wrapped in a mystery?

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— Gentleman Tim

 

January 25, 1939

24 Jan

FDR’s Birthday Horse Show

All Proceeds to Infantile Paralysis Charities

Errol Rode White House Horse, “Badger”.

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“FIRST LADY PRESENTS TROPHY. WASHINGTON, D.C. JANUARY 25. ERROL FLYNN, STEPPING OUT OF HIS ROLE AS MOVIE STAR, TURNED HORSEMAN, AT THE FORT MYER PRESIDENT’S BIRTHDAY HORSE SHOW. MRS. ROOSEVELT PRESENTS THE HACK CLASS TROPHY WHICH HE WON”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Dennis Mullen has a few words to say …

13 Jan

As you know, our chum and fellow Flynn aficionado Dennis Mullen is fighting cancer and has a GoFundMe Campaign sponsored by this blog. He today gave us an update and a few words of thanks for all those who care about his condition and are helping him to fight and win:

“Feels strange being a ghostwriter and copy editor while simultaneously being at a loss for words. I can’t thank all of you enough–or to my satisfaction at least–for not only your generosity, but also for your genuine empathy and compassion.

One of my goals is to properly correspond with you all once I am firmly in the recovery lane and we can chat about…..Caribbean adventure and/or Old Hollywood perhaps. Until then I’m not typing or reading so good due to severe rolling stomach pain, nausea, and blurry vision.

I’ve been day-dreaming about a “fair day in the tropics” these last few weeks. A simple line, yet full of promise and intrigue–two Errol Flynn attributes! I hope I can feel good again as this journey has been day-to-day hell for me and I am having a hard time coping both physically and psychologically. Thank-you everyone for thinking of me and helping me. I won’t ever forget it.”

Dennis Mullen, January 12th 2016

If you would like to help in your own area you can do so by downloading the poster below as a pdf, printing it and putting it up in your local community centers, library, or church. A little effort by a lot of people can make a hell of a difference.

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— David DeWitt

 

Dennis Mullen’s Beat Cancer Friends!

09 Jan

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Please take a moment to go read my campaign to help Dennis Mullen fight his recent diagnosis of cancer and donate something if you can to help him get through to a hopeful recovery. He has been diagnosed with a serious form of cancer and I’d like to call on all of our Flynn family to help him. He has been a tireless Flynn supporter and researcher. He’s walked literally in Flynn’s footsteps in Jamaica on Navy Island, was allowed to enter the closed military base where the Titchfield Hotel stood not once but three times (something only someone with the charm of Flynn himself could accomplish) and has traveled to Havana 12 times to give his famous Havana Writer’s Retreat to lucky writers from around the world. He knows every footstep Flynn made in Havana. He lives in Canada so his major medical expenses are going to be covered but we all know that it is worry about the daily expenses, bills not paid because employer benefits are thin and run out and we know that being able to afford the right foods and vitamins to help him fight cancer can make all the difference in a positive attitude and a good fight against cancer.

I don’t want our dear friend to stress over not having the funds to make a good fight of this, or worry about things that he can’t afford while undergoing chemo that is going to start almost immediately. If there are generous hearts among you, I know you will find a way to donate something toward making our Flynn friend comfortable and ease his mind about being safe and able to fight as hard as he can to save his life. Those who know him have experienced his generosity and kindness over and over again and his great sense of humor, his abilities as an editor and creative. I think if anybody deserves a bit of support it is Dennis Mullen …

I thank you all personally for reading this and for anything you may be able to do to help. Please share the following link in your social medias and send it to people who you think would like to help, too.

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These campaigns succeed or fail based on how many people share these links. It’s very important to spread them around and let people know about this. A ten dollar donation or more will make an incredible difference!

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— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn at Home — Ready to Swing

07 Dec

Errol with the Stars & Angels

Scroll down to the fifth clip, from the WPA Film Library, titled “Celebs at PCL Baseball Game”.

See Errol “playing baseball”, looking better at the plate than DiMaggio.*

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Despite Errol’s best efforts and magnificent batting stance, this is just not cricket.

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* Joltin’ Joe’s wife once wowed the crowd at this very same venue, long gone Gilmore Field,along with one of EF’s best friends, the great Mickey Rooney.

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** It’s a close call, but Chuck Connors may have been in the pre-game show and playing for the Angels at this event with Errol, before he himself became a Hollywood star of the cinematic type, though not nearly as incandescent as either Errol or Marilyn.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Puts Out a Fire

27 Nov

“Performs a noble job”, with “a good deal of profanity”.

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— Gentleman Tim