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Dinner at Cole’s

23 Aug

August 23, 1948

By Harry Crocker

Behind the Makeup
Los Angeles Times

On to Cole Porter’s. Cole had given a dinner honoring Jarmilla Novaina, Madeleine Carrol and Charles Brackett with the Arthur Rubinsteins and Errol Flynns among the guests.  Cole leaves tomorrow to stage his “Kiss for Katie” on Broadway. It will be wonderful to have more Cole Porter music in circulation.

Part of Porter’s future music included “Cherry Pies Ought to be You”, with a line referencing Errol. … It’s not clear whether Errol was drinking the night of Cole’s dinner party, but perhaps it had some influence on the Cherry Pie lyrics, though Rosemary Clooney may have been thinking something entirely different than Cole (or not), to which Sinatra warned her: “Watch out!”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Adventures of Captain Fabian Troubles!

22 Aug

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Reincarnated?

22 Aug

This fellow believes so …

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Whoopie for Sir Hubert

20 Aug

August 19, 2019

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

So many faces were red over an incident that occurred during the visit of Sir Hubert and Lady Wilkins to the Dawn Patrol set at Warners. The explorer and his wife came to visit the movie troupe on the invitation of Basil Rathbone.

They were introduced around and Errol Flynn pulled up his own chair for Sir Hubert. The explorer sat, then jumped up in amazement, for the cushion in the chair had burst in a loud buzzing.

The cushion was a rib that David Niven had prepared for Flynn — never expecting that Sir Hubert would sit in the chair first.

Regarding the remarkably beautiful and talented Lady Wilkins:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Adventure is Calling

16 Aug

August 13, 1936

Harrison Carrol
LA Evening Herald Express

Adventure is calling again to Errol Flynn.

Instead of sailing to Europe in a de luxe suite as other movie stars do on vacation, the young Irish actor is headed for the wilds of Borneo, where he and a friend will photograph background shots of The White Rajah, Flynn’s own story, in which he will star for Warner Brothers.

The unusual holiday will begin as soon as he finishes one more picture declared the actor yesterday, and will take him away from Hollywood for a period of three months.

As the expedition will penetrate into uncivilized country, the star’s wife, Lili Damita, will not accompany him.

His partner in adventure will be Dr. Hermann Erben, with whom Flynn once sailed up a savage infested river in New Guinea. At that time the thought of Hollywood never enter the actor’s mind. He was the owner of a pearling schooner that Dr. Erben chartered for the expedition.

August 17, 1936

Harrison Carrol
LA Evening Herald Express

Errol Flynn calls up to say he still has not given up hope of persuading Lili Damita to brave the wilds of Borneo with him.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Lord’s Office, Flynn Calling

12 Aug

August 11, 1938

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

Best rib of the week was pulled off by producer Robert Lord on Warner Casting director Steve trilling. The day Errol Flynn was supposed to report for Dawn Patrol, Lord called Trilling and said the Irish star was on the phone from New York saying he had flown there and was taking an added week’s vacation. Then they pretended to transfer Flynn’s call to Trilling.

It was the perfect gag because Hollywood believes that Flynn would do anything.

Trilling’s blood pressure soared 20 points before the ribbers finally revealed that Flynn was sitting in Lord’s office.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Ringside with Bette & Errol

06 Aug

August 6, 1938

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

They are staging a prize-fight, vintage of 1905, for Warner Bros Picture, The Sisters.

Two old time fighters are in the ring and Bette Davis and Errol Flynn are sitting in the front row. Flynn plays a sports writer in the story and Bette is his wife. This is supposed to be the first fight she has ever seen and one of the boxers gets knocked out of the ring and practically into her lap. She is sickened and leaves the stadium.

Bette Davis isn’t a fight fan off the screen, either.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Summer of ’41

06 Aug

August 3, Off Catalina

“In August 1941 Peter Stackpole of LIFE Magazine joined Errol Flynn (1909–1959)—the swashbuckling leading man of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)—aboard Flynn’s yacht, the Sirocco, to photograph him for a story about his spearfishing skills. Also present were stuntman Buster Wiles, crew members, and three young women. One of them, fifteen-year-old actress Peggy Satterlee, later accused Flynn of raping her. The case, unsurprisingly, created a media storm.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Flynn Personal Address Book!

03 Aug

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn and Princess Ghika Wardrobe for Rocky Mountain!

02 Aug

Errol and Princess Ghika selecting his wardrobe for Rocky Mountain. Her expression says: Did you see that actress Pat Wymore looking at you?

— David DeWitt