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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

 

Mail Bag! John Decker Death Certificate!

30 Jul

Special thanks to Robert Peckinpaugh for this rare item!

— David DeWitt

 

Yachts race 17 mile course during McNish Classic

29 Jul

Saw this item on Google www.keyt.com… and it says that the yacht “Cheerio” once belonged to Errol.
Can any one confirm this and if so what name did it have under Errold ownership?

— tassie devil

 
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The USS Garter Belt

17 Jul

The “USS Garter Belt” with Errol, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Cass Daley, Linda Darnell, Dick Haymes and Sterling Holloway.

“Can you imagine a battleship manned entirely by women?”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Just Who Am I?

15 Jul

Richard Schulz, Mi. USA I am on Facebook, www.facebook.com…

Just had a thought as to who we all are here.

I used to go by Hotwinds but changed.
My wife is a Gemini and I am Sagittarius.
The Twins and The Archer.

Hotwinds sounded better than hot air.
Now I have stuck with Twinarchers.

Been a fan since the 1960’s

— twinarchers

 
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Happy 30th Sean Rio

14 Jul

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Gentleman from New Guinea

13 Jul

His name is Errol Flynn and into his twenty-six years he has crowded enough experience to satisfy a dozen men. While other actors played at life in stock company repertoire, he has been living it, with dauntless gaiety. Prospecting for gold in New Guinea,being ambushed by natives,negotiating peace between savage tribes, captaining a pearl-diving crew and a copra-trading ship, receiving plaudits as an Olympic athlete – all these activities have just been preparation for the greatest adventure of all, Hollywood.

Adventurer by instinct, he is now actor by accident, he says. However, having “happened into the movies” because of their call to his dramatic sense, and because he “hadn’t yet done them,” he finds them such a challenge that he feels he must make good, in order to prove himself to himself.

Lean and brown, gay and glamorous, no more engaging personality could be found to portray the reckless Captain Peter Blood in the Sabatini tale which records the exploits of a young Irish doctor, who is sold into slavery and turns pirate.

Flynn inherited his craving for excitement from his active ancestors. He is fighting his duels in “Captain Blood” with his historic family sword, which was presented to Lord Terrence Flynn by a loyal follower of the Duke of Monmouth in 1686, the period in which the film is set.

As a boy, Errol made sporadic attempts, invariably failures, to live up to the dignity of his scholarly surroundings. His father was a professor of biology at Cambridge. When Errol wasn’t reading adventure stories, or playing games, he cast fleeting glances at his books, in English and French schools.

Fame as a boxer, which he won at nineteen at the Amsterdam Olympics, failed to satisfy his budding, restless vitality. Probably swaggering a bit in his strong, young manhood, he went to New Guinea where, as British Agent, he was sent out to make peace between native tribes. Learning their dialiects was not difficult, because they have few words and no tenses.

“I would point to objects and try to copy their grunts or shrill exclamations. After a time we would get together, more or less. Maybe,” his smile flashed, “that was where I got my training as an actor. I should be in pantomime, what?”

Silver Screen Magazine, January 1936

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Flynn Short?

12 Jul

In the immortal words of very recently deceased Arte Johnson (inspired by Errol’s “Desperate Journey”)……. “Verrry Intrrresting”

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— Gentleman Tim