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Our Man in Havana

21 Feb

Great article on Graham Greene’s portrait of Havana, coincidental to Errol’s time and adventures there in the late 50′.

Did Flynn know Graham Greene? Anyone know? (PW? This is America calling) … I imagine so, being that Greene was such a very respected and successful British writer, and avid traveller, who, I believe, spent significant time in Jamaica as well as Cuba during Errol’s years on both islands. Plus, he, like Our Man Flynn, was a noted supporter of early Fidel.

www.atlasobscura.com…

Graham Greene’s Havana, cocaine and Obama’s “new chapter”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Trooper

20 Feb

How to play Trooper.

Official video banned by the BBC.

Performances surrounded by controversies.

www.ultimate-guitar.com…

— Gentleman Tim

 

Sunday at and about Sepy’s

19 Feb

Into Ye Little Wood, following in the footsteps of Flynn’s friend Sepy. Coconut Grove, Miami

Per the previous posts and superb Flynnvestigations of baronheinz:

The Barons of the Bodeguita

Into Ye Little Wood we go ...

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Not fareth from Ye Little Wood hood, on Calle Oche, featuring the old culture of Errol & Sepy’s old Cuban stomping grounds.
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Across the calle, a restaurante featuring a painting of La Bodeguita del Medio, the epicenter of Errol & Sepy’s pre-Castro drinking grounds .

For the record, I was unable to get updated photos of Sepy’s fascinating “charging bull” manse because of new neighbors, fencing and security, but I did get to see most of it from a distance of about only twenty yards, and, quite surprisingly, it appears nearly exactly how it did on my last visit, with, as far as I could see, apparently little or no further construction in over two years!

Thanksgiving Day at Baron Sepy’s Place


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— Gentleman Tim

 

In Tasmania Like Flynn

31 Jan

What rock star moved to Tasmania because he’s a big fan of Errol’s?

— Gentleman Tim

 

Mail Bag! Finding Flynn in Tasmania!

28 Jan

From the Mail Bag!


Hi David,
Hope your well? I wrote to you some time ago and you kindly replied. I’m Errol Flynn’s second cousin living in Sydney. I was recently in Oatlands Tasmania and went into the TKO bakery for a curried scallop pie and discovered it was full of Errol Flynn memorabilia. Thought you might like to advise blog members in case they come down under.Regards,
Steve Russell

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Thanks, Steve!

— David DeWitt

 

The Sea Fox

19 Jan

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Dear fellow Flynn fans,

I came across a funny Aussie anecdote loosely attached to our Hollywood hero.

In July of 1959 a seasoned schooner by the name of “Sea Fox” got lost in the Timor Sea. She had sailed from Darwin and was reported missing a few days later. On board were magician John Calvert, female singer Pilita and monkey Jimmy of Tarzan film fame.
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When brought in by the Australian Navy she at least had not sunk, but bunked at a sand bank. Soon rumours made the rounds that Errol Flynn had stranded his yacht.

The combination of a charismatic moustacheod yachtsman accompanied by an exotic woman plus a monkey actor in tow seemingly always equalled Fynn in Down Under. Hear more here: blogs.abc.net…
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Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Visiting Port Antonio

08 Jan

A new article (1/8/17) describing the history and current attractions of Errol’s old stomping grounds.

www.creators.com…

Port Antonio

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Frenchman’s Cove

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Blue Lagoon

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Reach Falls

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Boston Beach

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Navy Island

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Rio Grande

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Blue Mountains from Port Antonio

Landscape of the Town and Mountains in Port Antonio.

Landscape of the Town and Mountains in Port Antonio.

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Man of Many Talents

07 Jan

This man was an actor, athlete, and aviation pioneer, who once built something unique for Errol. He’s been called “the original British rock star.” A famous Hollywood star, used to work for his aviation business. Among many movies, he made very highly regarded ones with Bette Davis, Victor McLaglen, Leslie Howard, and Laurence Olivier. I could drone on but let’s just say he was A Man of Many Talents.

Who is he, what was it he built for Errol, and who was his famous future-star employee???

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Passed in 2016 …

02 Jan

Did I miss it or did no one report on the fact that 2 Flynn alumni, from his very last dramatic appearance (The Golden Shanty), passed last year:

Patricia Barry (Adie Walker)

Arthur Hiller (Director) below with Errol.

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— Karl

 

A “Thinly-Veiled” Film on Flynn

31 Dec

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— Gentleman Tim