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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

 

Robbie Hood: Welcome to Nowood

05 Jul

Robbie Hood is a modern Australian retelling of a classic tale. The 6×10 minute series from director Dylan River is a story about Robbie, a thirteen-year-old misfit with a heart of gold. He and his two best mates – little Georgia Blue and big Little Johnny – skirt the law to right the wrongs they see going down in their hometown of Alice Springs. Robbie Hood will drop on SBS On Demand on Friday 5 July, and air on SBS VICELAND on Tuesday 9 July at 9.35pm.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

July 4, 1936

04 Jul

July 4, 1936

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

“Errol joins Nigel Bruce, C. Aubrey Smith and other members of the Hollywood Cricket Club with the Vancouver Cricket Club at Brockton Point in Stanley Park.”

“The ground was packed with an enthusiastic but non-cricketing crowd consisting principally of teenage girls anxious to see and get close to Errol Flynn.”

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Star of Stars

01 Jul

Olivia is One Hundred and Three

— Gentleman Tim

 

Was there to have been an Errol and Olivia reteaming and…

29 Jun

possible Oscar nod?

I assume Flynn would have been the Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift) romantic interest role as opposed to the Dr Austin Sloper (and father to Catherine: Olivia) as played by Ralph Richardson.

Clift didn’t get an Oscar “nom” but Richardson DID…

(You may recall that the other lost opportunity being A Tree Grows in Brookyln and a DEFINITE Oscar there!)

Here’s a blurb from a recent  DVD release:

“THE HEIRESS CRITERION COLLECTION REVIEW
June 27, 2019
DVD/Blu-Ray

THE HEIRESS is surrounded by so much film history that it is hard to fix a point to start. What you will know is that it was directed by 3 time oscar winner, William Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives). It was a winner of 4 oscars including one for Olivia De Havilland (her second) for best actress. You might not know it was based on a play by husband and wife team Ruth and Augustus Goetz, who in turn took the inspiration from the novel ‘Washington Square’ by America’s great chronicler of the affluent, Henry James. You will not know that Errol Flynn was to be the original lead but decided against it. Which meant no reteaming of Basil Rathbone (also up for a role) and De Havilland.”

— Karl

 
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Baby Talk

24 Jun

June 24, 1935

Film Flam with Sidney Skolsky
Hollywood Citizen News

Lily Damita has told intimates that the reason she got married is that she wants a baby (Flynn).

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June 30, 1935

Louella Parsons
Movie-Go-Round
Los Angeles Examiner

The real story behind the marriage of Lily Damita to handsome Errol Flynn is that the gay Damita has a yen to go domestic in a big way. She confided to a close friend months ago that she was tired of gadding about.

“The next time I meet a man I really like,” she said. “I am going to marry him, settle down and have babies. I believe I want a child more than anything else in the world.”

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She lived a gay life in Europe and Hollywood before semi-settling down with Flynn …

She seems to be showing in this photo … just about everything but a baby bump!

Press speculation on how their baby would look …

It took guile and a while …

— Gentleman Tim

 

Wedding Dinner Like Flynn

23 Jun

June 22, 1935

Louella Parsons
Los Angeles Examiner

Lily Damita and Errol Flynn entertaining twelve of their intimates at a wedding dinner.

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June 24, 2019

Reine Davies
Hollywood Parade

Lily Damita and Errol Flynn’s honeymoon house atop Lookout Mountain was the “location” for high revelry last Thursday night, when the entertained at a formal dinner, not only to celebrate their marriage the previous day, but Errol’s birthday as well.

The vivacious Lili had the attractive home bounding with valley lilies, white roses and gardenias, and the party was high-spotted when the butler, with befitting fanfare, brought on a huge wedding cake, followed by another for Errol.

Those who wished the Frenchy Lili and her Irish husband great happiness were Dolores Del Rio and Cedric Gibbons, the Countess de Maigret, Peggy Fears, George Cukor, Al Kaufman, Lloyd Pantages, Rene Hubert, and those hospitable romancers, Lyda Roberti and Bud Ernst.

To carry on the celebrating, Al Kaufman later took the entire party to the Miramar Hotel, where they greeted “Colonel” Gus Arnheim, and danced to his very danceable music.

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Up on Lookout Mountain with newlyweds Errol and Lookout Lili Flynn

8946 Appian Way on Lookout Mountain in the Hollywood Hills

To the Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica

“Where they greeted “Colonel” Gus Arnheim, and danced to his very danceable music.”
[Look at Lookout Lil’ being used to portray “Sweet Georgia Brown in this Gus Arheim music video! What a coincidence!]

— Gentleman Tim