Archive for the ‘Rory Flynn’ Category

Happy Birthday, Rory Flynn!

13 Mar

Today was Rory Flynn’s birthday! Happy Birthday, Rory!

RORY FLYNN, center, surrounded by Pirates in Hobart, Tasmania, for her father's 100th birthday celebration in 2009!

RORY FLYNN, center, surrounded by Pirates in Hobart, Tasmania, for her father’s 100th birthday celebration in 2009!

— David DeWitt


Rory & Sean in Coronado!

19 Jan

Rory & Sean have been a Very Big Hit in Coronado this Weekend, at all the VIP Ceremonies, Rory’s sensational Show about Errol, Dive Bomber, introduced by Sean, and a “The Baron of Mulholland” Meet & Greet/Book Signing.

Chris Lemmon and Leonard Maltin were around. Legendary Flynn-Fan Richard Dreyfuss met with Rory & Sean before the show.

Several festival guests had great stories about Errol. One was a little girl at her aunt’s home in Holmby Hills when Errol came by and read all the kids Peter and the Wolf. One fellow’s father used to watch Errol play tennis at the Hotel Del and said he was incredible, one day nearly beating the top ranked player in California/one of best players in the world. Also heard about Errol socializing with Naval officers at North Island Officers Club, at the Hotel Del bar, and at their homes on Coronado.

P.S. Dive Bomber is extraordinary on the big screen.


— Gentleman Tim


Who Wrote This?

17 Jan

Today and tomorrow will be the Flynn place to be, Flynncluding at the Coronado Library, which is hosting some of the many great events at the Coronado Island Film Festival.

As did Errol himself, numerous Flynn Crowd celebrities used to visit Coronado. One notable Flynnsider who lived on the island wrote the following tribute to the Coronado Library. Who was she or he?


Here are some displays now in the library:






— Gentleman Tim


Marilyn Monroe Music Videos

16 Jan

This being the inaugural weekend of the Coronado Island Film Festival, here a couple of timely music video tributes to Errol’s friend, Marilyn:

Now and Then from the Hotel Del Coronado, Errol’s old stomping grounds:


— Gentleman Tim


Coronado Island Film Festival – One Week Away

08 Jan

Next Weekend: January 15-18, 2016

On Coronado, California — Early Hollywood Playground & “The Birthplace of Naval Aviation”

Coronado Film Festival Program

Meet & Greet with Sean & Rory!!… [See pages 80 & 81 for Rory & Sean’s Tribute to Errol]

— Gentleman Tim


CIFF – T Minus 2

02 Jan

The Coronado Island Film Festival, January 15-18

Featuring Errol, Rory & Sean Flynn

Hosted by Leonard Maltin



Errol at the Holtel del Pool

Errol playing tennis hotel del

Hotel Del withpool

— Gentleman Tim


Countdown to Coronado

26 Dec

Three Weekends Away…



Closeup on Flynn


— Gentleman Tim


Celebration of Errol on Coronado

17 Dec

Only a Month Away!





Renowned movie critic, author and television personality Leonard Maltin joins the Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) in invting filmmakers everywhere, from aspiring student to respected pro, to experience Coronado’s legendary hospitality for one long holiday weekend in the historic seaside village of Coronado, California, where makers and lovers of film have gathered for more than a century.

Dive Bomber

Dive Bomber, the 1941 classic starring the dashing Errol Flynn as a young Naval aviator. Filmed in Coronado, with scenes of the Hotel Del and North Island, this film is a reminder of how exciting filmmaking was, even in the pre-digital age. The film will be introduced by Errol Flynn’s daughter, Rory Flynn, and his grandson, actor Sean Flynn, followed by a Q and A.

Plus, a Special Tribute to Errol’s Fascinating History on Coronado.


— Gentleman Tim