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Archive for the ‘Friends & Family’ Category

A Looks-Alot-Like-Liz Quiz

01 Sep

Who’s the Mystery Lady Sean’s a’Kissin’ and Serenadin’??

Sean and Not Liz

Added September 1:

Have Faith Sean!

Have Faith Sean

— Gentleman Tim

 

Mailbag! Sadakichi Hartman Remembered!

31 Aug

Thanks Bob Peckinpaugh!

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— David DeWitt

 

$3.875 Million

28 Jul

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Don’t Go Greyhounds!!

16 Jul

Errol was no Boy Scout, but he did once trek hills and canyons north of Los Angeles with them:

From the Los Angeles Evening Herald Express, reported exactly seventy-eight years ago this weekend, July 17, 1939:

“Leading a band of Boy Scouts and neighborhood youngsters, Errol Flynn is combing the canyons and hills between Sunland and Roscoe in an effort to locate his two prize greyhounds which disappeared from the home of Jim Fleming, his standin, last Wednesday night.

The dogs, valued at $250 each, were a gift from dentist Al Blissing, of Dodge City, Kansas, and were left in Fleming’s care while Flynn spent several days on his boat. Last Wednesday evening, Fleming tied the pets to an iron woodfire bucket in the patio of his home.

Shortly after dinner, Fleming went to take the dogs for a stroll. They were gone – and so was the bucket. Fleming sent word to Flynn, who started the search, rounding up all available youngsters, on Thursday. He fears the dogs might have become entangled with their leaches and the bucket and may be helplessly suffering, perhaps dying in some lonely part of the canyon and hills.”

Jimmy Starr, LA Evening Herald Express

I’m not 100% certain, but this may well have had Errol leading this troop of kids through Verduga and/or La Tuna Canyon terrain, some of which is depicted below. That’s must have been quite a merry and memorable experience for that band of kids – hiking through the hills with Robin Hood!

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Live from Miami Beach

03 Jul

July 2, 2016 – Celebrating the 240th Anniversary of the USA with an (Ex) Flynn-In-Law Walking Tour on South Beach.

Happy Hour at Balan’s, Home of the Ex Flynn-in-Law Imagery of Karl Stoecker:

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www.karlstoeckerphotos.com…

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And a visit to the lush tropical location of Posh Vintage on South South Beach:

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Last photo by New York Times. All others taken today.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Happy 100th Birthday, Olivia deHavilland!

01 Jul

Born on this day, July 1, 1916!

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We wish you the most wonderful 100th Birthday!

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— David DeWitt

 

Happy Father’s Day, Flynn!

19 Jun
Original caption: A Couple of Outdoor Guys. Las Vegas, Nev.: Prior to going on his trip to Korea with the Jack Benny entertainment troupe, screen actor Errol Flynn takes his son, Sean on a fishing trip on Lake Mead, near Las Vegas, Nev. Both bagged the limit of large mouth black bass. July 1, 1951 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Original caption: A Couple of Outdoor Guys. Las Vegas, Nev.: Prior to going on his trip to Korea with the Jack Benny entertainment troupe, screen actor Errol Flynn takes his son, Sean on a fishing trip on Lake Mead, near Las Vegas, Nev. Both bagged the limit of large mouth black bass. July 1, 1951 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Rory Flynn has Spoken!

10 Jun

Park Ridge Herald-Advocate: Thursday, June 2, 2016

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— David DeWitt

 

The Flynnomenal Professorship of Theodore Thomson Flynn*

30 May

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*With “Awe-In-Spiring” Quiz Answer Included

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Mail Bag! Early Australian Film History: Marelle Flynn!

25 May

Dear David DeWitt

I am working on some early Australian film history and wondered if you or your blog associates might have some information particularly concerning Lily Mary (Marelle) Flynn.

According to another source she was an extra in a 1925 silent film, filmed at the Savage River in Tasmania and in Melbourne, entitled “Jewelled Nights” produced by Louise Lovely and based on  a novel by Tasmanian writer Marie Bjelke Petersen. I have only found one mention of Marelle Flynn as an extra  and would really like to know if there is more substantive evidence and whether she was filmed in the Tasmanian setting or in the Melbourne society setting.

Given that it was 1925, Errol Flynn would still have been in school at the Hobart High School. Further given that his father, Professor Theo Flynn was a great hiker, also wonder whether he and Errol might have ventured to Waratah, Savage River in NW Tasmania for the filming.

I’ve ordered up the books on Flynn to see if there is any mention, however, thought that you and your associates might have information.

Kind regards
Anne Sanders
Braidwood NSW Australia

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Jewelled Nights starring Louise Lovely

— David DeWitt