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Tiger Lil’ Plenty Upset

13 Aug

August 14, 1938

Louella O. Parsons

Movie-Go-Round
Los Angeles Examiner

Lili Damita, plenty upset over the press mistaking Errol Flynn’s trip to Reno as a divorce move, was talking about throwing a cocktail party for the newspaper clan to prove she and Errol are still happy. But friends talked her out of it — because Errol isn’t as strong on denials. Many times in the past when these rumors have cropped up Lili has called us and made explanations, but it is hard to hide the fact any longer that things haven’t been going so well for them the last year.

And then there was this …

— Gentleman Tim

 

Lord’s Office, Flynn Calling

12 Aug

August 11, 1938

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

Best rib of the week was pulled off by producer Robert Lord on Warner Casting director Steve trilling. The day Errol Flynn was supposed to report for Dawn Patrol, Lord called Trilling and said the Irish star was on the phone from New York saying he had flown there and was taking an added week’s vacation. Then they pretended to transfer Flynn’s call to Trilling.

It was the perfect gag because Hollywood believes that Flynn would do anything.

Trilling’s blood pressure soared 20 points before the ribbers finally revealed that Flynn was sitting in Lord’s office.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Shelter from the Storms

08 Aug

[The storm at sea, and the storm on Lookout Mountain.]

August 10, 1938

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

Errol Flynn flew into town yesterday from his jaunt to the Cal-Neva Lodge and Reno. His yacht, the Sirocco, docked a few hours earlier at San Pedro. It ran into a storm after leaving Cape San Lucas, losing its mainsail and had to seek shelter until the wind blew itself out. Then, 100 miles south of Ensenada, it ran out of fuel and had to make a long tack out to sea to make the Mexican port. The overhaul will cost the actor a pretty penny.

The Story Behind California and Nevada’s Popular Shared Hangout Spot

— Gentleman Tim

 

Change of Mind?

07 Aug

August 8, 1938

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

Players change their minds so rapidly. Errol Flynn said he was sailing down the Mexican coast and that night he decided to go to Reno instead.

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Was the honeymoon over for Mr & Mrs Fleen?

The Reno Divorce Era

— Gentleman Tim

 

Ringside with Bette & Errol

06 Aug

August 6, 1938

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

They are staging a prize-fight, vintage of 1905, for Warner Bros Picture, The Sisters.

Two old time fighters are in the ring and Bette Davis and Errol Flynn are sitting in the front row. Flynn plays a sports writer in the story and Bette is his wife. This is supposed to be the first fight she has ever seen and one of the boxers gets knocked out of the ring and practically into her lap. She is sickened and leaves the stadium.

Bette Davis isn’t a fight fan off the screen, either.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Summer of ’41

06 Aug

August 3, Off Catalina

“In August 1941 Peter Stackpole of LIFE Magazine joined Errol Flynn (1909–1959)—the swashbuckling leading man of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)—aboard Flynn’s yacht, the Sirocco, to photograph him for a story about his spearfishing skills. Also present were stuntman Buster Wiles, crew members, and three young women. One of them, fifteen-year-old actress Peggy Satterlee, later accused Flynn of raping her. The case, unsurprisingly, created a media storm.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Under the Stars 2019

04 Aug

TCM, August 17, 2019

Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

Northern Pursuit (1943)

The Master of Ballantrae (1953)

The Sea Hawk (1940)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Captain Blood (1935)

Gentleman Jim (1942)

The Dawn Patrol (1938)

Dodge City (1939)

Cry Wolf (1947)

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Puppy in Paris

02 Aug

August 3, 1935

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

It seems strange enough to be recorded here.

Ten years ago director Michael Curtiz was looking for a particular type of girl for a picture, Puppies in Paris. His luck was poor until chance carried him to a performance of the “Follies Bergere.” In one of the specialty dancers, a girl glamorous and young, he saw the ideal type for the role. So he hired her — and that is how Lili Damita got her start in pictures.

Today, in the Warners Brothers film, Captain Blood, Curtis is preparing to give another untried player, Errol Flynn, his first big chance at film fame. Flynn is married to Lili Damita.

And some people don’t believe in coincidence.

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Lili in Poupee De Paris aka Red Heels aka …

— Gentleman Tim

 

Cagney and Flynn Go Long

26 Jul

Jimmy and Errol during the filming of Frisco Kid and Captain Blood. No hug or smile for hubby, though!

July 25, 1935

A Little from Lots

by Ralph Wilks

Photography on two Warner special productions, Frisco Kid, starring James Cagney, and Captain Blood, co-starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, starts next Monda at the Burbank studios under the direction of Lloyd Bacon and Michael Curtiz, respectively.

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Look for Lili in the poker scene ~ 0:47 – 1:00, and in the “star-in-every-role” end credits:

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Captain Blood Armada

24 Jul

July 24, 1935

Los Angeles Examiner

Warners Rush Ships for Scenes in Captain Blood

Construction of five pirate boats to be used in the filming of Captain Blood was being rushed on the Warner Brothers lot today, anticipating the picture’s going into production the first week of August.

The ships are being made under the supervision of Anton Grot, art director, who designed the lavish sets for A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Warner Brothers special directed by Max Reinhardt.

Although Captain Blood’s boat, the Arabella, is the smallest craft under construction, the combined efforts of Grot, his sixteen assistants and the studio department are so focused on the ship that it may be best of its kind ever turned out.

A group of professional boat builders have been recruited from local seaport towns, and professional ship painters also have been called in to work on the project.

Work on the “Captain Blood Armada” started early this year shortly after announcement by Warner Brothers that the filming of Sabatini’s pirate yarn actually would get under way this summer. The first steps taken were the collection of books on pirate craft and the tabulating of data to be used by Grot’s assistants in making working drawings. One of the research books used was “Souvenirs de Marine,” which went out of print in 1886. Another book studied was “Histoire de la Marine.”

Featuring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, Captain Blood is the first of twelve super productions to be made by Warner Brothers-First National. They are Anthony Adverse, Frisco Kid, Charge of the Light Brigade, Lafitte the Pirate Legionnaire, Ceiling Zero, Green Pastures, Petrified Forest, Radio Jamboree of 1935, and The Fighter.

— Gentleman Tim