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It Was 30 Years Ago Today

07 Oct

October 6, 1989, Bette Davis died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. She lived 81 years. It was a bumpy ride.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Chile & Lili

03 Oct

For lovers of vintage clothing, British supermodel and vintage fashion muse Kate Moss unveils a personally curated selection of her favorite couture and costume pieces from the Museo de la Moda, the world-class fashion museum in Santiago, Chile.

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One of the supermodel’s most iconic vintage looks featured in the book is a silver fringe slip dress once owned by Errol Flynn’s wife that she paired over a Calvin Klein slip dress and wore to the premiere of Oscar-winning film Ed Wood in which then-boyfriend Johnny Depp played the campy B-movie director.

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Collector

03 Oct

In 1961, Morris Everett Jr. wandered into a New York store filled with vintage movie stock. As Everett flipped through the glossy stills and painted lithographs, his mind reverted back to the excitement of watching Errol Flynn on the big screen, and he thought, Ahhh, this is for me.

That day, he bought a lobby card from Flynn’s 1936 movie Charge of the Light Brigade.

He put it in a desk drawer in his fraternity house, unable to shake the feeling of his first purchase and the impact movies had on him.

For Everett, movie photos and posters are portals to the past, able to transport a viewer to the exact place and state of mind they were in when they first saw a film. Whenever he walks past a poster of Charge of the Light Brigade, he still “feels an inner glow,” he says.

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Morris has collected more than 3 million movie photos and 200,000 posters capturing the splashy and storied history of American filmmaking. He is widely regarded the most significant collector of movie stills and posters in the world.

And after decades spent working with films both famous and those quickly forgotten, which does Everett claim to be his favorite?

“Robin Hood, the one with Errol Flynn.”

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It is unclear which Charge of the Light Brigade lobby card first gave Morris such a charge, however, the following are likely candidates. Below the Charge lobby cards is a collage of a few dozen items from Everett’s actual collection.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Flynn’s Watch

01 Oct

La Montre d’Errol Flynn: A new book by François Cérésa:

[O]ne day, in Juan-les-Pins [on the French Riviera, between Nice and Cannes], the then six-year-old writer saw Errol Flynn jump from a boat. For him, this man was Robin Hood, who he loved so much in the cinema. In impeccable French, the Errol Flynn offered the writer’s mother his watch to thank her for a modest bouquet.

This watch became the boy’s passport to a wonderful lifelong trip to the land of Flynn.

This book is a tender homage to this elusive man, a hymn to friendship and girls, to myths that never quite die. A jewel.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Cafe La Maze: Red Meat for Fans of the Golden Age

28 Sep

“Star stopover for Clark Gable, Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn”

“You can’t help pick up on the glam when you’re sitting right where Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, all actually sat, when it was a way-station to the fun of Agua Caliente in TJ.”

[To a diner fearing the spicy hot horseradish]
Errol Flynn looks down, “Wimp!” he says.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Evolution/Errolution of Bucco Bruce

25 Sep

For Fans of Flynn and Football

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Rajah Rides Again! — Doomed No More?

21 Sep

“An epic tale of Sir James Brooke, the British adventurer who became King of Sarawak in the 1840’s and embarked on a lifelong crusade to end piracy and head-hunting – only to face charges of murder and piracy himself.”

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Over the course of his life “The White Rajah” fought “pirates and the Sultan’s enemies to win a crown as Rajah of Sarawak, where he ruled a jungle kingdom larger than England.” He led a crusade against piracy, slavery and headhunting and was eventually knighted by Queen Victoria for his bravery.

He later “defied England when the British Empire tried to colonize Sarawak” and “in reprisal, Parliament tried him for murder and piracy himself.”

Errol Flynn’s White Rajah

“In 1936, Errol Flynn decided that he was going to try his hand at screenwriting, co-writing The White Rajah so that he himself could star in the film. Warner Brothers enthusiastically bought the rights to the film, and it should have been a relatively simple endeavor from there. It probably would have been if not for the participation of Lady Sylvia Brooke, the Ranee (Queen) of Sarawak.”

“It was destined to be one of the few big-budget Hollywood extravaganzas of its time. Instead, you’ve probably never heard of it. By the time that Warner Brothers gave up on making the film, they had already spent thirty years and a ridiculous amount of money trying to make it happen, all without seeing a single day of filming.

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Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Josie Ho

— Gentleman Tim

 

Hurrah and Whoopie

19 Sep

As war is again being discussed in Washington, it may be wise to listen again to the lyrics of ‘Stand by Your Glasses’ from Dawn Patrol and ‘I-Think-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag’ from Woodstock (possibly inspired by Dawn Patrol)…

Hurrah for the Next Man That Dies… (from the chorus of’Stand by Your Glasses’)

Whoopie! We’re all gonna die…(from the chorus of ‘I-Think-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag’)

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“When I was the membership chairman of the old Great War Society, we asked our new enlistees what got them interested in the First World War.  I was surprised at how many mentioned the 1938 film Dawn Patrol with Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, and David Niven.”

“The “show stopper” scene in that movie is not any of the combat sequences, but in the mess when the pilots drink a musical toast to the next man who dies. The lyrics used in the movie are an adaptation of a 19th-century poem out of India titled ‘The Revel’ by Bartholomew Dowling.”

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Hoorah for the next man that dies…

It’s been said that the show stopper performance by Country Joe and the Fish at Woodstock was reminiscent of ‘Stand to Your Glasses’ in Dawn Patrol (but “Louder”)

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Whoopie! We’re all gonna die…


— Gentleman Tim

 

In Search of Estrella

15 Sep

Los Hijos de Errol Flynn

“During the Spanish Civil War, Errol Flynn decided to travel to Spain as an adventure, in his memoirs he tells that he met Estrella, his love. This documentary is the search for Estrella and all the broken love stories with the end of the war.”

Los Hijos de Errol Flynn will travel to the United States for the Hispanic Culture Film Festival in Saint Augustine, Florida. The festival will be held from October 4 to 6.

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Flynnspiration of Raul

14 Sep

Being that it’s Friday the 13th, here’s a post featuring the Addams Family’s Big-Screen, Flynn-inspired Gomez, Raul Julia.

“After witnessing Errol Flynn’s performance in The Adventures of Robin Hood, he decided to pursue an acting career.”

“A quarter-century after his death, Julia is probably best remembered as Gomez Addams, from the zippy “Addams Family” film from 1991 and its even funnier sequel, “Addams Family Values.” As Gomez, Julia is a human exclamation point: swashbuckling like Errol Flynn…”

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Quipping, grinning, and Flynning like Flynn

Flynn could have been so great a Gomez

Kissing and Making Up/Out with Errol’s Ex-Sparring Partner’s (John Huston’s) Daughter, Angelica

— Gentleman Tim