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Archive for the ‘Films’ Category

In The Irishman

29 Nov

In the new movie,The Irishman, Robert DeNiro uses Errol’s name in connection to one of the following Joes. Which Joe is it? Gallo, Kennedy, Columbo, DIMaggio, Namath, or Stalin? What did DeNiro say about this Joe?

— Gentleman Tim

 

Playing in and around LA — 1937, 1947, 1958

22 Nov

Prince and the Pauper at the Mission Playhouse in San Gabriel, 1937

Cry Wolf at the La Shell Theater in Long Beach, 1947

The Sun Also Rises at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, 1958

— Gentleman Tim

 

Tribute to Gentleman Jim – Round 2

12 Nov

77th Anniversary Tribute

Goin’ In Like Flynn

In for the Kiss with Alexis

In for the Kill with John L.

See, also: Tribute to Gentleman Jim – Round 1

— Gentleman Tim

 

Coronado Remembers Rory, Rio & Errol in Advance of Veterans Day Film Festival

06 Nov

“In addition to the many screenings, [the Coronado Film Festival] hosted appearances that have delighted film festival audiences including Errol Flynn’s daughter sharing memories of her father.”

Rio, Rory & Richard Rush (photo taken from seat next to Leonard Maltin)

2019 Coronado Film Festival

“Coronado’s world-class beaches, perfect weather, and proximity to Hollywood have made it a favorite go-to spot for the stars since those halcyon days when Errol Flynn, Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin strolled the Avenue. That same avenue, with its unique shops, blooming gardens and alfresco dining, has been named one of America’s five “Most Romantic Main Streets” by the National Trust for Historic Places.”

Rory & Sean in Coronado!

— Gentleman Tim

 

Heard Every Halloween ~~~ Plus Often In Between

01 Nov

What singing-songwriting cowboy?

Began his Hollywood acting career in an Errol Flynn film.

Once played Custer in a movie.

Played the villain in a super dooper Gary Cooper movie.

Performed something for Raoul Walsh still remembered very well in Hollywood.

Acted with Clint Eastwood, on TV and the big screen.

Had a principal role in a great Gene Hackman film.

Made a movie with John Wayne, also.

Was sometimes seen on Hee Haw.

Heard in Star Wars and Indiana Jones, too.

Wrote a monstrously big song heard every Halloween.

Had a long time connection to Roger Miller.

For those who may want to scream after hearing that, here’s this three-second work of art:

— Gentleman Tim

 

Deaf to All Pleas — He’s Off to the South Seas

28 Oct

October 26, 1936
Harrison Carroll
Hollywood Citizens News

Deaf to all pleas, Errol Flynn will not put off his vacation to bask in the glory that is sure to be his after the release of The Charge of the Light Brigade. Hot or cold, he’ll leave about Nov. 18, and now threatens to be gone from Hollywood for six months instead of three. However, I imagine Warner Brothers will have something to say about this.

The vacation is almost certainly to a be a solo one, with Lili Damita preferring to remain in this country rather than to face the jungles and hardships that come under Flynn’s idea of having a good time.

Even though the motor lingers the full six months in the South Seas and the Orient, they’ll be no dearth of Flynn Pictures on the screen. Besides Charge of the Light Brigade, a film of real epic stature, there are Green Light and the current Another Dawn.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Rajah Rides Again! — Doomed No More?

21 Sep

“An epic tale of Sir James Brooke, the British adventurer who became King of Sarawak in the 1840’s and embarked on a lifelong crusade to end piracy and head-hunting – only to face charges of murder and piracy himself.”

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Over the course of his life “The White Rajah” fought “pirates and the Sultan’s enemies to win a crown as Rajah of Sarawak, where he ruled a jungle kingdom larger than England.” He led a crusade against piracy, slavery and headhunting and was eventually knighted by Queen Victoria for his bravery.

He later “defied England when the British Empire tried to colonize Sarawak” and “in reprisal, Parliament tried him for murder and piracy himself.”

Errol Flynn’s White Rajah

“In 1936, Errol Flynn decided that he was going to try his hand at screenwriting, co-writing The White Rajah so that he himself could star in the film. Warner Brothers enthusiastically bought the rights to the film, and it should have been a relatively simple endeavor from there. It probably would have been if not for the participation of Lady Sylvia Brooke, the Ranee (Queen) of Sarawak.”

“It was destined to be one of the few big-budget Hollywood extravaganzas of its time. Instead, you’ve probably never heard of it. By the time that Warner Brothers gave up on making the film, they had already spent thirty years and a ridiculous amount of money trying to make it happen, all without seeing a single day of filming.

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Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Josie Ho

— Gentleman Tim

 

Making of The Sea Hawk!

19 Sep

Features our late friend Professor Lincoln D Hurst, a film historian …

Special Thanks to Mirta Gonzalez!

— David DeWitt

 

Hurrah and Whoopie

19 Sep

As war is again being discussed in Washington, it may be wise to listen again to the lyrics of ‘Stand by Your Glasses’ from Dawn Patrol and ‘I-Think-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag’ from Woodstock (possibly inspired by Dawn Patrol)…

Hurrah for the Next Man That Dies… (from the chorus of’Stand by Your Glasses’)

Whoopie! We’re all gonna die…(from the chorus of ‘I-Think-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag’)

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“When I was the membership chairman of the old Great War Society, we asked our new enlistees what got them interested in the First World War.  I was surprised at how many mentioned the 1938 film Dawn Patrol with Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, and David Niven.”

“The “show stopper” scene in that movie is not any of the combat sequences, but in the mess when the pilots drink a musical toast to the next man who dies. The lyrics used in the movie are an adaptation of a 19th-century poem out of India titled ‘The Revel’ by Bartholomew Dowling.”

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Hoorah for the next man that dies…

It’s been said that the show stopper performance by Country Joe and the Fish at Woodstock was reminiscent of ‘Stand to Your Glasses’ in Dawn Patrol (but “Louder”)

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Whoopie! We’re all gonna die…


— Gentleman Tim

 

Prince and the Pauper, Errol Flynn!

11 Sep

— David DeWitt