Rory Flynn shares this clipping with us:
— David DeWitt
We all know Errol Loved his pets – and they loved him! That being the case …
With the double-digits & wonderful spirit of December now upon us, I’d like to initiate an identification and tribute to Errol’s astonishing lifelong menagerie of pets – his dogs, his horses, his cats, his monkeys, his parrots, his goats, his pigs, his fox, his lion cub, his snake(s), and all others – commencing with ‘Man Friday’ and whatever native pets he may have had in Tasmania and mainland Australia – including, of course, any of the very rarely kept Tasmanian Devils or Tigers, or other species he may have ‘held’ for any length of time through his father.
Together, with this identification of pets, it would be wonderful to include any photos, descriptions, and stories of interest, including how Errol came to obtain his pets, how he named them, where and when they were in his life, whatever happened to them, etc. Any thoughts/feelings about what Errol’s profound love of animals said about him as a person??
To start things off, here’s one of many wonderful relevant photos! Anyone know the story on this one? Perhaps at Mulholland??
All photos & stories regarding Man Friday, Arno, Onyx, Moody, Bes-Mudi, Chula, Greno, Cold Nose, Guyceewee, (and all others!) are greatly welcomed and encouraged!
— David DeWitt
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— David DeWitt
Andrew Abrahams writes to us:
I wonder whether I can draw your attention to a sale of autographs to be held at Fraser’s Autographs, the leading autograph and memorabilia in the UK, on December 12th, commencing at 5pm London time.
Lot 61 (shown on page 9 of the catalogue) is a collection of 28 10”x8” stills, portraits and crew photographs from the classic 1950s TV series, “The Errol Flynn Theatre”, which was filmed at Bray Studios in England (the home of Hammer Horror).
The collection includes a signed and inscribed photograph (an illustration shown in the catalogue), which I believe shows Errol Flynn with his co-star in that particular episodes, his former wife Patrice Wymore Flynn. Another still shows his son, Sean Flynn, who appeared in another episode.
I would be grateful if you would make this information available to anyone you know who may have an interest in this rare package.
— David DeWitt
What in our humble but extremely well-informed(!) opinions are Errol’s best kisses!?! He had a lot of good ones, I know, but maybe we can select what we regard his top ten.
I’ll help kick things off with this one, which I find especially poignant, not only because of what was being portrayed in the lives of Libby & George Custer, but also because all the difficulties (medical and otherwise) Errol was going through in his own life immediately before and during filming this magnificent motion picture:
My God, these two were wonderful together!!
If any of you think this one should be in the Top Ten, too, please let me know. And please provide a link and/or description of any kisses you believe should be there!
Based on prior research and previous visits, I endeavored this past Thanksgiving weekend to visit as many sites as I could that I connected to (and reportedly connected to) to Errol’s time in Hollywood. Naturally – being the Olympian that he was – there was now way I could visit, find, or even know all of Errol’s homes, houses, haunts, hangouts and hideaways, but I gave it the old college try. This Grand Tour of Flynnland included stops in Laguna, Newport Beach, Balboa, Hollywood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Burbank & Glendale.
Below are some of the specific addresses/locations I visited, with very brief descriptions for each. I plan to add brief stories related to some of these in near future. And, please, if anyone has any additions, information, stories, insight, corrections, clarifications, or comments, please do add them. That would be great! Many of these need further investigation and analysis! Thanks.
Specific Addresses Associated with Errol
8946 Appian Way – Tiger Lil’s Lair, On the Crest of Lookout Mountain
4320 Cedarhurst Circle – The Cedars
9250 Cordell Drive – Home Errol Bought for Eddington Family
5930 Franklin Avenue – Chateau Elysee
2000 No. Fuller Avenue – The Pines (Guesthouse)
7245 Hillside Avenue – Reported Residence
6654 Hollywood Boulevard – Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
7008 Hollywood Boulevard – Walk of Fame Star (Television)
1714 Ivar Avenue – Knickerbocker Hotel
2450 Laurel Canyon Boulevard – Reputed Location for Parties
2451 Laurel Canyon Boulevard – Reputed Location for Parties
7740 Mulholland Drive – Mulholland Farm
1652 North Cherokee Avenue – Boardner’s Bar
601 North Linden Drive – Roz Russel Home, rented by Errol & Niv
801 North Linden Drive – Private Home, Association Unknown to Me
3400 Riverside Drive – Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank
1357 Schuyler Road – Allegedly Built By Errol, But Unconfirmed
1712 South Glendale Avenue – Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
345 St. Pierre Road – Freddie McEvoy’s Place in Bel Air
1709 Tropical Avenue – Resided with Lili
6525 West Sunset Boulevard – Hollywood Athletic Club
8152 West Sunset Boulevard – The Garden of Allah
8221 West Sunset Boulevard – Chateau Marmont
8245 West Sunset Boulevard – Private Home, Association Unknown to Me
8358 West Sunset Boulevard – Sunset Towers
Locations without Specific Addresses
Balboa Yacht Basin (Newport Beach)
Three Arches Beach (Laguna Beach)
Here’s a set of hidden-from-public-view famous member photos security showed me and let me take a photo of inside the Hollywood Athletic Club:
And here’s a current view of Errol’s resting place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale: