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Archive for the ‘Film Anniversaries’ Category

(Cooking) Out Like Flynn

16 Mar

IT WAS EIGHTY YEARS AGO TODAY
March 16, 1937, in the Los Angeles Evening Herald Express

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Green Light Hero Does His Cooking Best Outside

In the opinion of Errol Flynn, cooking is best in the great open spaces.

Flynn, the Irish actor, author, world-traveler and soldier-of-fortune now starring in the Cosmopolitan production of Green Light, which closes tonight at Warners’ Hollywood and Downtown, is a great admirer of culinary delicacies.

“You can’t do food real justice,” he contends “unless it’s cooked in the open. I’d trade the finest kitchen range anytime for a small plot under the trees by an open stream.”

Flynn learned the art of cookery beside roaring bonfires. His tutors were natives of New Guinea, Australia, and the uncharted islands in the South Seas.

He discovered that they know more about cooking and seasoning than most of the civilized races of the earth.

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Here’s Errol shopping on Catalina for one of his famous pig-on-a-spit backyard roasts:

And here he is on a picnic with Livvie:

— Gentleman Tim

 

“Filling the Screen with Greatness”

25 Apr

“Beyond the Blue Sky” aka Dive Bomber

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Filming began 75 years ago

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Story with Rory

28 Mar

With a Great Photo and Compliment, from and about Her Presentation at the 2015 TCM Classic Movie Festival

Rory at TCM 2015

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Rory & Sean in Coronado!

19 Jan

Rory & Sean have been a Very Big Hit in Coronado this Weekend, at all the VIP Ceremonies, Rory’s sensational Show about Errol, Dive Bomber, introduced by Sean, and a “The Baron of Mulholland” Meet & Greet/Book Signing.

Chris Lemmon and Leonard Maltin were around. Legendary Flynn-Fan Richard Dreyfuss met with Rory & Sean before the show.

Several festival guests had great stories about Errol. One was a little girl at her aunt’s home in Holmby Hills when Errol came by and read all the kids Peter and the Wolf. One fellow’s father used to watch Errol play tennis at the Hotel Del and said he was incredible, one day nearly beating the top ranked player in California/one of best players in the world. Also heard about Errol socializing with Naval officers at North Island Officers Club, at the Hotel Del bar, and at their homes on Coronado.

P.S. Dive Bomber is extraordinary on the big screen.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Who Wrote This?

17 Jan

Today and tomorrow will be the Flynn place to be, Flynncluding at the Coronado Library, which is hosting some of the many great events at the Coronado Island Film Festival.

As did Errol himself, numerous Flynn Crowd celebrities used to visit Coronado. One notable Flynnsider who lived on the island wrote the following tribute to the Coronado Library. Who was she or he?

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Here are some displays now in the library:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Coronado Island Film Festival – One Week Away

08 Jan

Next Weekend: January 15-18, 2016

On Coronado, California — Early Hollywood Playground & “The Birthplace of Naval Aviation”

Coronado Film Festival Program

Meet & Greet with Sean & Rory!!
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— Gentleman Tim

 

CIFF – T Minus 2

02 Jan

The Coronado Island Film Festival, January 15-18

Featuring Errol, Rory & Sean Flynn

Hosted by Leonard Maltin

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Errol at the Holtel del Pool

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Countdown to Coronado

26 Dec

Three Weekends Away

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Closeup on Flynn

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Dive Bomber Quiz

21 Dec

For all devoted Dive Bomber students and scholars:

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Anyone know the manufacturer and nomenclature of the planes in this photo with Lt. Lee?

Errol on a Scooter during Dive Bomber

— Gentleman Tim

 

Warbirds of “Dive Bomber” – The Sara’s Air Group 3 – Navy Ace Butch O’Hare

19 Dec

The USS Saratoga was at Bremerton Shipyard during filming of Dive Bomber. While it was there, however, it’s Air Group 3 was detached to the USS Enterprise in San Diego and nearby North Island Air Base on Coronado, thereby making it possible for it’s aircraft to be included it the film. Most famously, Navy pilot Butch O’Hare was part of Air Group 3 at that time, took part in the movie, and, less than a year later, won the Medal of Honor. The busiest airport in the world is now named after him , O’Hare International. Watch the fascinating on video below on Butch O’Hare. Legend has it Al Capone killed his Dad.

The Saratoga was on it’s way to San Diego from Bremerton when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

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— Gentleman Tim