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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

 

Tribute to Gentleman Jim – Round 1

12 Nov

77th Anniversary Tribute

This week marks the 77th Anniversary of Gentleman Jim, which was released on November 14, 1942. In tribute to this Errol Flynn-Raoul Walsh masterpiece, I will attempt to present two or three posts involving the film’s history.

This first post contains a review of “Fight to the Finish: The Barge Battle of 1889”, a book on the history of the landmark waterfront battle between Jim Corbett and Joe Choynsky that was prominently featured in the film, with a clip in the gif below. It was “The Fight That Launched Boxing’s Modern Era.”

Though not widely remembered now, Joe Choynsky was one of the toughest and hardest-hitting prize fighters ever, having shellacked some of the ring’s greatest heavyweights (even knocking out Jack Johnson, one of only two men to ever do so.)

FIGHT TO THE FINISH: THE BARGE BATTLE OF 1889

“A thrilling account of one of the most brutal fights in boxing history.”

See, also: Tribute to Gentleman Jim – Round 2

— Gentleman Tim

 

Help Rory Flynn Bring Sean Flynn & the Missing Back Home!

10 Nov

Rory Flynn, Mike Luehring and Dave MacMillan have created a GoFundeMe to help bring Sean Flynn, Dana Stone and the other missing journalists home … many efforts over the decades have been undertaken and now it is felt that the answers are close to hand. It will take a financial commitment beyond what has already been made, as well as the emotional cost already spent to bring Sean, and other still missing home again. This is our chance to help make it happen, those who have respect and love for all of them. It is a chance to share in the effort, and the accomplishment of what has been a very long struggle …

You can donate any amount you like, however small, it will become a river ..

Please visit the funding page to see a special video Rory has made to help us understand what is at stake …

Sean Flynn

Dana Stone

Errol & Sean

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn’s Other Jamaica Vanity Fair

27 Oct

— David DeWitt

 
 

Nice Collection & Errol Flynn Photo from Marilyn Hunte!

27 Oct

Thanks for sharing, Marilyn …

— David DeWitt

 

“A Little Different”

26 Oct

Recent remarks by President Trump complimenting Errol Flynn and Cary Grant at the 9th Annual Shale Insight Conference | Pittsburgh, PA

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

October 23, 2019 | 3:51 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:

“Dan Meuser. Thank you, Dan. Thank you, Dan. (Applause.) Thank you. That looks like Cary Grant, doesn’t he? Have you ever been told that, Dan? It’s not a bad compliment, I must say.”

“Today we have Tom Arnold. In those days, you had a little different. Those days, you had Errol Flynn, Cary Grant. A little different.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Mail Bag! Closer look at Robert de Cantelar’s Zaca Model!

22 Oct

Some closeups of the wood Robert de Cantelar’s Zaca Model is made of. It was made from wood taken from the Main Boom of the original Zaca …

Thanks, Robert!

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn Signs on the Dotted Line!

22 Oct

— David DeWitt

 

Zaca Haul Out, Exterior and Interior of Abandoned Zaca!

22 Oct

Here is a series of extraordinary photos taken of the abandoned Zaca sitting in the port of Villafrance by our correspondent Robert de Calendar:

State of the bow:

Details of Deck:

Details at Stern:

Bridge and Superstructure:

Interior:

We thank Robert so much for these special photos, and remember, if you are interested in the bollard from the Zaca, you can contact Robert via the blog at zacapublishing at gmail dot com …

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Zaca Model made from Main Boom of Flynn’s Original Zaca!

21 Oct

Robert writes again with photos of the model of the Zaca he constructed from wood of the Main Mast of the original Zaca. Of the model he says:

“All the masts and the support are in Oregon pine, but this wood is that of the principal boom of ZACA that I bought to the shipyard keeping the complete masts and cut it in planks of 3 centimeters thick, under report of Usher. This model is unique in the world because it is manufactured with the original hull and masts plans and the wood originating from the ZACA is an integral part of the ship. A historical model in various aspects.

I still have some boards of this wood of which I made 80 ZACA half-hull. It measures Length : 151 Cm – Width : 22 Cm – Height : 125 Cm.

The bollard is from the Zaca, and is for sale. You can inquire through this blog, by contacting Robert via our email address: zacapublishing at gmail dot com …

Robert, thanks so much for sharing your photos with us!

— David DeWitt