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Pan American Flynn

22 Apr

Errol Takes On the Nazis in Brazil

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Meanwhile, in Mexico:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

A Flynnian Slip

19 Apr

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“I bought this dress in a vintage shop in Florida; the lady told me it had belonged to Errol Flynn’s wife.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

In Like Flynn

17 Apr

Just found this on Instagram.

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The Amazing Curtiz

15 Apr

Mano Kaminer > Mihaly Kertesz > Michael Curtiz

The Most Underated Director in the History of Hollywood?

“Curtiz was already a well-known director in Europe when Warner Bros. invited him to Hollywood in 1926, when he was 39 years of age. He had already directed 64 films in Europe, and soon helped Warner Bros. become the fastest-growing movie studio. He directed 102 films during his Hollywood career, mostly at Warners, where he directed ten actors to Oscar nominations. James Cagney and Joan Crawford won their only Academy Awards under Curtiz’s direction. He put Doris Day and John Garfield on screen for the first time, and he made stars of Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Bette Davis. He himself was nominated five times and won twice, once for Best Short Subject for Sons of Liberty and once as Best Director for Casablanca.”

“Curtiz introduced to Hollywood a unique visual style using artistic lighting, extensive and fluid camera movement, high crane shots, and unusual camera angles. He was versatile and could handle any kind of picture: melodrama, comedy, love story, film noir, musical, war story, Western, or historical epic. He always paid attention to the human-interest aspect of every story, stating that the “human and fundamental problems of real people” were the basis of all good drama.”

What was his Greatest Film? Who were his Greatest Stars?

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Signature of the times

07 Apr

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

we often wondered aloud on the blog, which of the many signed cheques, autographs and contracts bore the real signature of Errol.

If we assume that at different times his business procurator Al Blum, third wife Pat Wymore and young assistent Ronnie Shedlo took over the duties of signing off for Flynn, there are plenty of documents for sale that make you question its origin.

Furthermore it is safe to say that everybody’s handwriting varies under the influence over the years.

Now this is meant to be a forum to compare memorabilia with our Hollywood hero’s lettering and to assign a certificate of Flynnticity.

Back to you.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Ratto Ranch: Rich in Hollywood History

04 Apr

Dashing actor Errol Flynn came to the 238-acre Ratto Ranch for the 1936 filming of “Charge of the Light Brigade.” Flynn also rode a horse alongside a moving steam train near the Stanislaus-Tuolumne County border for the 1939 film, “Dodge City.”

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Ratto Ranch was a setting for several famous Western films and TV shows, including “The Charge of the Light Brigade” starring Errol Flynn in 1936, “For Whom the Bell Tolls” with Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman in 1943, “High Noon” starring Cooper and Grace Kelly in 1952, and the TV series “Little House on the Prairie” in the 1970s-80s.

Hollywood in the 209

— Gentleman Tim

 

Happy Easterrol!

01 Apr

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

I raise my grail and wish you and your loved ones a Happy Easter holiday with a sip of rhum, which must have been conceived by a thirsty Flynnthusiast somewhere in Holland.

The label is named after Errol’s original hideaway in Jamaica and even depicts his beloved Zaca. Its scent and taste is ripe with plumes, almonds and coffee beans. You can mix it with Coke, inject it in oranges and it’s said to cure everything from scurvy to a clear head.

Cheers mates,

— shangheinz

 

Easter at Mulholland

01 Apr

Happy Easter to All!

I’m not sure how many eggs Errol hunted for up at Mulholland, but, after the great singing-songwriting evangelist Stuart Hamblem made it ‘His Ole House’, he held a locally-legendary annual Easter egg hunt that included, “at its height”, hundreds of children. The lucky kid who found the golden egg (and his or her unlucky parents) won a kid goat! Here, from ‘Errol Flynn Slept Here’, is a fun account of those hunts, with a cool photo of Easter egg-hunting children by Errol’s old pool:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Takes a Dive

30 Mar

Shortly after Rooney goes goo-goo eyes over Jayne Mansfield.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Niven talks Flynn (fluently)

28 Mar

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

Niv the Shiv remembers fighting Flynn fondly.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz