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WU MING from 2006! Flynn & Erben, The Chicago Review

03 Nov

Mail Bag! Thanks to Jan van der Vliet …

 

The Chicago Review, 2006

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— David DeWitt

 

Robin Hood 2018!

02 Nov

— David DeWitt

 
 

Time to Put Away the Costumes — 80 Years Ago

02 Nov

Halloween was yesterday. Time to put away the costumes.
And time for a “Time to Put Away the Costumes” story from the days of Robin Hood.

November 1, 1938

“Behind the Makeup”

“Attendants in the Warner Brothers Studio wardrobe department are storing away
the armor worn by soldiers in the movie Robin Hood. Between each suit
of mail goes a generous number of moth balls. The moth balls are necessary
because movietown armor is made of wool, painted to look like armor.”

– Erskine Johnson, Los Angeles Examiner

This film will never go in moth balls, but its woolen armor did, as reported eighty years ago today.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Snappy Errolween

31 Oct

Young Errol Hood

“It’s the Errol Flynn Robin Hood version complete with mustache. We used brown fleece, a long sleeved green shirt and green pants, fleece tunic, leather belt cut to fit, complete with bow and arrow, leather boots with brown fleece sewn at the tops, and to top that off, a feather in his cap!”

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Lovely Lady Robin

 

The Enchanting Maid Marian

— Gentleman Tim

 

(Not So) Confidential

28 Oct

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“We all read it,” Marlene Dietrich said, “not because it was any good . . . but to find out if we were in it.”

Errol Flynn came to Los Angeles in hopes of testifying against the magazine. Many stars fled the town and country.

 

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Star is Born – Again

08 Oct

And Hollywood’s Gone Ga Ga.

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How good could Flynn have been as Norman Maine? Great. Better than all the rest, I believe.
(As long as they didn’t make him sing!)

Flynn’s Film? Errol’s Oscar?

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR (AND FIVE?)

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Ga Ga Land (2018)

Not So Funny Girl (1976)

Judy Judy Judy (1954)

Hooray for Hollywood? (1937)

The First Star is Born? (1932)

Who do you think is best in the leading roles?

Constance Bennett, Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, or Lady Ga Ga?

Lowell Sherman, Fredric March, Janes Mason, Kris Kristofferson, Bradley Cooper?

Do you agree with this ranking?

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Silver telephoon fed

06 Oct

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

Jack Warner for sure wasn`t born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

Matter of fact he had to toughen himself up as a street kid. These street smarts helped tremendously later on when he made Warner Bros. Studios a major force in film. Once at top of Tinseltown, he never looked back. His stick was that of a penny pinching, horny- corney jokes telling and lavishly living movie mogul.
He had a silver telephone in his office and a hand written register to go with it. Many flynntimos are on the pages shown.
Both items are on display at the American History Museum in Washington, D.C.

“If these torn pages could talk…!”

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

In Eirinn Like Flynn

03 Oct

“Many stories have circulated about Errol’s visits to Belfast, the most repeated (and uncorroborated!) tales are about the excitement he caused at local dances, packed with adoring girls who’d heard that Flynn was to grace their Saturday-night bop!”

www.newsletter.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia/potential-links-between-a-local-first-world-war-hero-and-an-american-civil-war-ship-1-8655123…

“Ian Rippey, Secretary of the Co Armagh Wildlife Society, reckons that Flynn definitely visited Belfast, and has information about a positive sighting. And Mr Rippey’s letter ended with an intriguing postscript: “Captain Thomas Blood…had Irish Presbyterian if not Ulster connections.” But first, Ian explained why he’s sure that Flynn came to Belfast.”

“A Miss Rene Liggett of Armagh informed me a good few years ago that she remembered seeing Errol Flynn at Queen’s University, Belfast, when she was a student. I assume that she studied biology under Errol Flynn’s father…I knew Miss Liggett from when I joined the Armagh Field Naturalists Society (now the Co Armagh Wildlife Society) in 1974 until her death. I don’t know whether “Miss Liggett saw Errol Flynn only once or on a number of occasions. All she said was that she had seen him…Miss Liggett died in a nursing home some years ago.”

www.newsletter.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia/famous-fictional-pirate-based-on-irish-double-agent-who-stole-crown-jewels-1-8245783…

— Gentleman Tim

 

Friends @ The Old House

25 Sep

Singing legend and Errol’s friend, John McCormack, has a new album!

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McCormack is widely regarded Ireland’s greatest ever singer and was, in his day, the equivalent in classical terms, of Elvis or the Beatles. He made over 600 recordings across opera, Irish folk, religious music and songs from Russia, Germany, Italy and France.

He settled in America where his friends included the likes of Errol Flynn and John Barrymore. He built “San Patrizio”, in Runyon Park, where Errol later lived when it was known as “The Pines” (featured very prominently as Errol’s estate in the final scene of the movie “Breathless” with Richard Gere.)

McCormack’s left LA in 1938, intending to return to his beloved San Patrizio, but never made it back, due apparently to WWII and ensuing illness. A&P heir, and In with Flynn man, Huntington Hartford, subsequently purchased the property, with Errol famously residing there late in his own life.

“The Old House” may have been McCormack’s last recording. Perhaps it was partially inspired by and/or invoked memories of San Patrizio.

Here are great photos of the old estate:

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THE OLD HOUSE by Runyon Canyon resident, John McCormack
(Not to be confused with This Ole House by Mulholland Farm resident, Stuart Hamblen)

— Gentleman Tim

 

Assassination She Wrote

12 Sep

A Candidate for Most Subtle In Like Flynn Reference Ever?

JAMES GREGORY AS VICE-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE JOHNNY ISSELIN AND ANGELA LANSBURY AS HIS COMMUNIST AGENT “QUEEN OF DIAMONDS” WIFE AWAIT FOR THEIR SON (LAURENCE HARVEY) TO SHOOT THEIR PARTY’S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE. SINATRA DID IT HIS WAY AND SAVES THE DAY, MAKING AMERICA IN LIKE FLYNN AGAIN.

— Gentleman Tim