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Friends @ The Old House

25 Sep

Singing legend and Errol’s friend, John McCormack, has a new album!

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McCormack is widely regarded Ireland’s greatest ever singer and was, in his day, the equivalent in classical terms, of Elvis or the Beatles. He made over 600 recordings across opera, Irish folk, religious music and songs from Russia, Germany, Italy and France.

He settled in America where his friends included the likes of Errol Flynn and John Barrymore. He built “San Patrizio”, in Runyon Park, where Errol later lived when it was known as “The Pines” (featured very prominently as Errol’s estate in the final scene of the movie “Breathless” with Richard Gere.)

McCormack’s left LA in 1938, intending to return to his beloved San Patrizio, but never made it back, due apparently to WWII and ensuing illness. A&P heir, and In with Flynn man, Huntington Hartford, subsequently purchased the property, with Errol famously residing there late in his own life.

“The Old House” may have been McCormack’s last recording. Perhaps it was partially inspired by and/or invoked memories of San Patrizio.

Here are great photos of the old estate:

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THE OLD HOUSE by Runyon Canyon resident, John McCormack
(Not to be confused with This Ole House by Mulholland Farm resident, Stuart Hamblen)

— Gentleman Tim

 

Whatever Happened to Mrs. Evans?

19 Jun

Did her husband in Paris kill her when he found out where she was?

A Quiz on the Neverending Adventures of Errol Flynn

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More in the papers from and about Barbara”

“Did Mrs. Evans have any comments on world affairs? Yes. George will just kill me when he finds out where I’ve been.

Sounds like George might be kind of a poor sport. For Castro the warfare is over. For Errol it may just be the beginning.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

The ashes of Lady Hedy

12 Nov

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Dear fellow Flynn fans,

the ashes of Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, also known as Hedy Lamarr, have finally been buried in their homesoil two days prior of the 100th birthday anniversary. Half of them had been scattered in the Viennese Forest some 8 years ago by her children. Austrian documentary “Calling Hedy Lamarr” shows in part the odyssey of the remains of the actress once deemed “The most beautiful woman of Hollywood”.

The city of Vienna sponsored an honorary grave at the Wiener Zentralfriedhof, burial ground of Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss and Franz Schubert. The grave lies in the proximity of another actor great “the devil`s general” Curd Jürgens.  Anthony Loder, author of his mother`s biography “Hedy Darling” attended the rites. It has yet to receive a tombstone.

RIP,

 

— shangheinz

 

Look at our home cinema

25 Sep

Steve has always wanted a cinema at home to watch NFL plus motor sports. Here is some pics of it. Love Genene.Cinema SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

— tassie devil