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Issa Flynn!?

09 Dec

 

 

 

 

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

here is a photo showing Abraham Elias Issa, prominent hotel owner of Jamaica’s famous Myrtel Bank Hotel in the company of a couple  and a fella who looks like but doesn‘t grin like Flynn.

Is it a weary Errol or an Errorol (maybe one of these: www.theerrolflynnblog.com…) ?

The lovely lady in the picture doesn‘t care, she seems to have made up her mind to make the most of the moment. Issa hosted the creme de la creme of stars  like Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh, Walt Disney and Winston Churchill, Ava Gardner and Louis Armstrong at his destinct resort. He and our Hollywood hero were friendly, so there is a chance this is Ol‘ Errol with his hair parted very strictly. Real deal or heel- what‘s your educated guess…

Enjoy,

 

— shangheinz

 

Flynn v. Pigham

09 Dec

December 9, 1983

Thanks, Rory & Deirdre, for standing up so lovingly and heroically for your Father against the creepy, “grievous and disturbing” defamation of Charles Pigham, depicted below.

[Civ. No. 68301. Court of Appeals of California, Second Appellate District, Division One. December 9, 1983.]

RORY FLYNN et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. CHARLES PIGHAM et al., Defendants and Respondents.

law.justia.com…

The Sick and Greed-Driven Mr. Pigham:

— Gentleman Tim

 

Kid Like Flynn?

02 Dec

“The pirate may have met his match in the young boy, who jumped around in swashbuckling moves inspired by movie star Errol Flynn.”

Main character in children’s book comes to screen in Montecito filmmaker’s ‘Piglet Willy’

— Gentleman Tim

 

In The Irishman

29 Nov

In the new movie,The Irishman, Robert DeNiro uses Errol’s name in connection to one of the following Joes. Which Joe is it? Gallo, Kennedy, Columbo, DIMaggio, Namath, or Stalin? What did DeNiro say about this Joe?

— Gentleman Tim

 

Playing in and around LA — 1937, 1947, 1958

22 Nov

Prince and the Pauper at the Mission Playhouse in San Gabriel, 1937

Cry Wolf at the La Shell Theater in Long Beach, 1947

The Sun Also Rises at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, 1958

— Gentleman Tim

 

TALK OF THE TOWN

21 Nov

November 1936

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November 17, 1936

Jimmy Starr
Evening Herald Examiner

ERROL AT THE CLOVER CLUB

Ahem! Bob Taylor was out a-dancing with Ginger Rogers at the Clover Club!

And for someone just separated from his wife, Errol Flynn seemed to be having JULLY times at the same spot….

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November 20, 1936

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Examiner

ERROL AT THE CAFE´ LAMAZE

Figure me this. On Wednesday night, Errol Flynn came into the Cafe´ Lamaze alone and ordered dinner. While it was cooking, he put in a long distance call to Palm Springs.  Oddly enough, the call was to Lili Damita.  And even more odd, when the two had finished talking, Flynn canceled his order for dinner and dashed off in a steaming hurry.

Fine goings on for an-about-to-divorced pair! Or are they?

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November 25, 1936

Elizabeth Yeaman
Hollywood Citizen News

ERROL & LILI AT THE BROWN DERBY

Even the best friends of Lili Damita and Errol Flynn are smiling at the story that broke today on their marital reconciliation. The story came as the result of the discovery of the pair at the Beverly Hills Brown Derby last night. They looked serene. News hounds bombarded them for a statement. Both know the value of publicity and gave them a statement.  But their close friends, knowing the fiery temperament of both, predict that the reunion will be of brief and stormy duration.

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November 27, 1936

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Examiner

PUTTIN´ ON THE RITZ

The Lili Damita-Errol Flynn reconciliation takes on the aspect of a second honeymoon, or rather a first, as the two came right back to Hollywood after their elopement to Yuma. Through the studio, Errol has engaged the bridal suite at the Ritz Towers in New York, and is trying to get the same accommodations for his and Lili’s trip to Europe.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Hello, _________ _____

15 Nov

A HOLLYWOOD QUIZ: What is this all about?

“CAPTAIN BLOOD” Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone

“CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE” Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Dick Powell

“GREEN LIGHT” Errol Flynn, Anita Louise

“THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER” Errol Flynn, Bill Mauch & Bobby Mauch

— Gentleman Tim

 
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Tribute to Gentleman Jim – Round 1

12 Nov

77th Anniversary Tribute

This week marks the 77th Anniversary of Gentleman Jim, which was released on November 14, 1942. In tribute to this Errol Flynn-Raoul Walsh masterpiece, I will attempt to present two or three posts involving the film’s history.

This first post contains a review of “Fight to the Finish: The Barge Battle of 1889”, a book on the history of the landmark waterfront battle between Jim Corbett and Joe Choynsky that was prominently featured in the film, with a clip in the gif below. It was “The Fight That Launched Boxing’s Modern Era.”

Though not widely remembered now, Joe Choynsky was one of the toughest and hardest-hitting prize fighters ever, having shellacked some of the ring’s greatest heavyweights (even knocking out Jack Johnson, one of only two men to ever do so.)

FIGHT TO THE FINISH: THE BARGE BATTLE OF 1889

“A thrilling account of one of the most brutal fights in boxing history.”

See, also: Tribute to Gentleman Jim – Round 2

— Gentleman Tim

 

10-4 Gary and Ralph!

30 Oct

                   

I have a book before me now.

Reminds me of another in terms of its exhaustive scope (though, obviously, on a smaller scale).

This OTHER has the rather modest title captured in 3 words: The Film Encyclopedia… but continues beyond the cover for 1504 pages!

And among other things, it garnered, this VERY special review:

“ Wow! What a book!” – KATHERINE HEPBURN

Well, I have the SAME reaction to, as I say, the book before me now:

“Broderick Crawford starring in Highway Patrol” by Gary Goltz and (our own) Ralph Schiller!

If you grew up in the 50s you experienced the dawning of the FREE television medium. To add insult to injury, the theater monopolies was taken away from the Hollywood Studios and made their finances even more uncertain.

Hence, MANY old movie stars were beginning to transition over (as well as those just starting out). And Academy Award Winning Actor, Broderick Crawford, was among these.

And Brod hitched his wagon to a star in it’s own right- an early pioneer in first run television productions: Ziv Television Programs Inc.

(You will learn all about Ziv’s contributions to the new medium: over 40 distinct TV Shows/Series by a quick count.)

Brod was sought out by none other than the head honcho himself, Frederick W. Ziv.

Having enjoyed Brod’s performance in “Down Three Dark Streets”, “Ziv was determined to build a police show around the powerhouse actor.”

Highway Patrol ran from 1955-59, for a total of 156 episodes. A half hour show with a strict shooting schedule and budget, and as opposed to being a sleeper, it soon became a runaway hit.

There are summaries and a list of cast members for EACH episode and you get to appreciate what a wonderful vehicle this was for those just starting out, most of whom I have NEVER heard of but a few notables worth mentioning include Judy Lewis (Young-Gable), Leonard Nimoy, and Clint Eastwood.

Filled with MANY photos and copies of original Ziv production documents… if you grew up and LOVED watching this show you will be EXTREMELY satisfied with the thorough job that went into this labor of PURE love!

Gary and Ralph- 10/4!

PS As for a “Flynn” connection, there are 2 mentions: one being Joe, of McHale’s Navy fame, and the other, a photo of Flynn as a part of group shot appearing in the “Friar’s Frollics”… with Broderick Crawford in DRAG!

Here’s the link:

tinyurl.com…

— Karl

 
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Need Some Time Off To Run To The Bahamas … Errol Flynn!

22 Oct

Excuse me, I have to go …

Nautilus Hotel: Miami Beach

Hotel Windsor, Nassau, Bahamas:

— David DeWitt

 
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