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Radical or Reactionary?

23 Oct

Was Robin Hood a radical revolutionary, or a right wing reactionary? The debate rages on, with liberals, conservatives, and libertarians, all claiming him for themselves. What do you think?

A Left Winger?

en.m.wikipedia.org…

www.robinhoodtax.org…

Or a Right Winger?

Liberals Have Robin Hood All Wrong

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Or was he not either, but, rather, a libertarian?

www.realclearpolitics.com…

— Gentleman Tim

 

Or?g?n

19 Oct

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

in the new book from Dan Brown “Origin” there is a cross reference to one of Flynn`s favourite paintings: Paul Gauguin`s “D’où venons nous ? Que sommes nous ? Où allons nous ?”.

Without giving away the cliffhanger storyline, the central theme circles around the essential human questions “Where do we come from?” and “Where are we going to?” and amazingly comes up with answers, Errol so desperately was looking for all his short and sensational life.

In a nuts-shell the universe is thriving for entropy- for expanding and exhausting its energy and we all serve faithfully as outlets. This path may well turn us into a technically enhanced species in the future.

Basically we start out as Errol Flynns and end up as Rick Deckards.

For more on the metaphors within the masterwork watch this: www.youtube.com…

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Mail Bag! Compass of the Zaca?

17 Oct

The Mail Bag brings another Question!

I am trying to find out information about the compass/binnacle that was originally installed on the Zaca.

My friend has one that he believes came from it. I have researched the compass and it was purchased from ES Ritchie & Sons in 1930.

I do not know if you would have more information about the binnacle from the Zaca like the serial number or what happened to it?

 

Thanks!

Crystal

 

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! My Wicked, Wicked Ways TV Movie Question!

15 Oct

In the Mail Bag today:

Dear Flynn Blog,

I just finished watching the aforementioned TV movie on DECADES. Very enjoyable. I’m trying to find out who Billy Welch, the stunt man who died after he fell off a horse in the TV movie, was based on. Couldn’t find any info for him online so I’m guessing that wasn’t the stunt Man’s real name.

Delmo Walters, Jr.

Thanks, Delmo!

— David DeWitt

 

October 14, We Mark the Passing of Errol Flynn!

14 Oct

October 14, 1959. The passing of our dear Errol Flynn into history and legend …

— David DeWitt

 

Project Liberty – Protecting a Flynn-Related Theater

14 Oct

In the 75th Anniverary Year of Desperate Journey and it’s World Premier in Libertyville, Illinois

www.dailyherald.com…

Americans of all walks of life were banded together to support the war effort, and Hollywood celebrities were no exception. This was the reason that on September 3, 1942, famed actor James Cagney, known for his energetic performances, and deadpan comic timing, visited Libertyville as part of an effort to sell war bonds. Drawing a crowd of some 4,000 at Cook Park (according to the 194o census the population of Libertyville was 3,930) Cagney gave a speech about the virtues of supporting the war effort by buying war bonds. It must have been a very inspiring speech since by the time he left the steps of the Cook Memorial Library, which was at the time located in Cook House, the town had pledged nearly $111,000.

As a reward for the town’s patriotism, Liberty was chosen to be the location of the world premiere of “Desperate Journey”, a film about a group of downed Allied airmen making their way out of Nazi Germany staring Errol Flynn and (Future President) Ronald Reagan. As part of the ceremonies, then Illinois Governor Dwight H. Green drove a horse-drawn carriage, loaned to him by publishing magnate John F. Cuneo, up Milwaukee Avenue.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Mail Bag! Errol Flynn Collectibles from Gene Ingram!

11 Oct

 

Gene Ingram writes to us:

I have listed some more movie memorabilia on Ebay, Lobby cards for the movie , “ The Sun Also Rises “, Lobby card for “ Too Much Too Soon “, An original Uncut Pressbook for the Movie,  “ The Sisters “, with Errol and Betty Davis, 8 pages of information for the theaters on advertising and cast members; and all my Errol Flynn personal envelops with stamps reduced to $10.00 each!  Thanks again for a great Blog!

Ebay seller name : nbforestiv

Item numbers:

“ Sisters “ Pressbook 142534003576

“ Too Much, Too Soon “ Lobby card 142529647158

“ The Sun Also Rises “ lobby card 142529648011

“ Along The Santa Fe Trail “ sheet music 142529648310

Errol Flynn Personal Envelops 142529648474 – 8565 – 8689 – 8889 – 9041 – 6374

 

Thanks Again,

Gene

Thanks, Gene!

— David DeWitt

 

Sunday Morning Humor

08 Oct

Three mates Tom, Dick and Harry all turn up at the pearly gates.

St Peter says “Tom, you were a fine man! Faithful at work and in marriage; why you never even looked sideways at another woman. So here are the keys to your heavenly Rolls-Royce.”

Tom hoons off happy. Next St Peter says to Dick “Now Dick, you were mostly good, but you did have a wandering eye unfortunately, so here are the keys to your BMW.

Finally St Peter comes to Harry “Harry, I’m sorry, but your life made Errol Flynn look like a choirboy! Here are the keys to your Ford.”

So Dick and Harry are hooning along the highways of heaven when they see Tom’s Rolls-Royce pulled over and Tom sitting in the gutter bawling his eyes out. Dick and Harry say to Tom “Thomo! What’s wrong mate?”

“I just drove past my wife on the highway.” says Tom.

Dick and Harry explain “Don’t be upset Thomo, that’s great news mate!” Tom looks up teary and says “She was riding a scooter.”

www.areanews.com…

— Gentleman Tim

 

Mail Bag! Thomas McNulty: Remembrance of Heroes Errol Flynn

07 Oct

 

Hello David,
Here is some off-track trivia and random thoughts. All of these years later and Errol Flynn comes back to me in bits and pieces; rising from the depths of our cultural swamp with startling clarity. All of sudden there he is staring back at me from a stack of old Life magazines in some faraway antique shop; or grinning mischievously from some faded old movie magazine along with Roy Rogers and Trigger. I believe I own at least four copies of the famous Life magazine issue, last purchased at a flea market in June for five dollars and in perfect condition. I think of these images as “Lost America” which I’ve written about celebrating our remembrance of heroes and icons from yesteryear. I shouldn’t be surprised by this, although I am. A thousand years from now this image of Errol Flynn on horseback from Rocky Mountainwill no doubt find itself under scrutiny in some digital time-stream, lost in the nebulas of a galaxy swallowed by a black hole, perused by alien eyes, celebrated in song by the civilizations of our intergalactic future. This image has come to represent the iconic personification of the ideal Western hero. Of these images, my personal favorite is the Norman A. Fox paperback reprint by Dell in 1973, a fine novel that Fox reportedly wrote after meeting Audie Murphy on the set of Night Passage with James Stewart, based on Fox’s novel. Fox dedicated Rope the Wind to Audie Murphy who had encouraged Fox to write a novel that involved horses. Rope the Wind is a pretty damn good Western, too. They Called Him Calhoonis from the catalogue of Cleveland Westerns out of Australia, which strikes me as appropriate. Cleveland Westerns are the last pulp fiction Western digest magazines worldwide. The author, Brett McKinley, is a pseudonym for Paul Wheelahan, a prolific Australian author credited for writing hundreds of westerns for both Cleveland Publishing and Hale’s Black Horse Western imprint. There are more, but the Rocky Mountain image shows up constantly. I recently showed this still from Rocky Mountain to a young lass who shall remain nameless, and I asked her if she knew who this was and what did she think of the image? She squinted and pursed her lips, and finally said, “I don’t know who he is, but I wish there were men like him around today.” Need we say more?
Best wishes,
Tom

— David DeWitt

 

Paris or The Paris?

07 Oct

Lust at First Sight, no doubt – But where did that first sighting occur?

Where did Errol first see Lili?

Was it here, in Paris?

Or was it here, on the SS Paris?

— Gentleman Tim