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“The Leonardo of Leather”

24 Jul

He made Errol’s Robin Hood leather boots, and lent his horse Don to Errol for “Boots”. He was Bob Brown. Norman Rockwell declared him “The Leonardo of Leather”.

“Bob Brown’s first job was to create the tunic, belt, shoes and cap for Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood. Other famous owners of Bob’s work are John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Lash Larue, Sunset Carson, Hopalong Cassidy, Tex Williams and many many more. There is a story saying that Bob Brown was the one who taught John Wayne his famous walk.”

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— Gentleman Tim

 

“First Images of Baby Sean”!

09 Jul

“Spotlight on Errol Flynn”, Movie-Radio Guide, June 1940

“Unfortunate for Flynn fans, Proud Papa Errol has set his foot down on having photos taken of the infant.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

“Into the Star Horizon”

07 Jul

February 10, 1936
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express – Harrison Carroll

The Warner Bros fan mail dept is swamped by requests for pictures of Errol Flynn.
More than 15,000 were sent out in the month of January.

February 14, 1936
Los Angeles Examiner – Hollywood Parade – Lloyd Pantages

Since Errol Flynn zoomed into the star horizon as Captain Blood, his fan mail has
increased to such a degree that Warners added two more mail clerks to their department.

— Gentleman Tim

 

ERROL FLYNN, No. 1 in ’41

07 Jul

Motion Picture Herald – October 25, 1941

New York Daily Mirror

Hollywood Actors Popularity Poll Among Readers:

1. ERROL FLYNN …………………………..16,714
2. Clark Gable ……………………………….15,777
3. Tyrone Power ……………………………..12,587
4. Spencer Tracy …………………………….10,351
5. Nelson Eddy ………………………………..9,672
6. Gene Autry ………………………………….9,410
7. Mickey Rooney ……………………………..9,284
8. Ray Milland ………………………………….8,529
9. Robert Taylor ………………………………..7,781
10. Cary Grant …………………………………7,496
11. Gary Cooper ……………………………….7,089
12. Bob Hope …………………………………..6,852

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Does the Big Apple

06 Jul

Dancin’ like Flynn.

Los Angeles Examiner – Louella Parsons – February 3, 1938

The commotion on the Gold Diggers of Paris set at Warner’s yesterday was caused by the chorines teaching Errol Fynn the Big Apple.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Flynn – “Icon of Liberty”

04 Jul

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Can you imagine how epic Flynn could have been as Nathan Hale?! Per this article it almost happened!

Fourth of January, 1938.

Los Angeles Daily News – “Raves and Raps” – by Harry Mines

“American patriot Nathan Hale, who had but one life to give for his country,
will be portrayed by Errol Flynn within the near future.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Flynn – The Great White Hope of Hollywood

03 Jul

July 3, 1938

Los Angeles Examiner – by Dorothy Manners

Errol Flynn: White Hope of Color Writers

Errol Flynn may be a bit of a problem child to Warner Brothers, but he’s the white hope of the “color” writes for magazines and newspapers, who’ll take their movie heroes with a dash of excitement every time.

The same reasons that turn the hair on Errol’s bosses gray are the very ones that make him the pet of the scribes. No one ever seems to know where the dashing Flynn is going to be at any given time.

Hollywood used to be filled with gay adventuresome blades like Flynn in the “good old days.” Remember when John Gilbert and Great Garbo used to stage an “elopement” almost every weekend – and there was also the memorable occasion when John walked into the Beverly Hills police station and told the amazed captain he wanted to stay there for the night!

Wally Reid used to make Hollywood Boulevard sizzle as he tore by in his bright blue sportster with the top down, his blaring automoble horn heard for miles.

Rudy Valentino used to overwhelm lovely strange ladies by inviting them to tangle with him. After the dance was over, he would bow politely, escort them to their tables, and they might never see him again except on the screen! But what an adventure to write home about!

The present-day movie star has changed. Careers have been put above the excitement of being devil-may-care personalities playing for the crowds. Dignity has set in, in large doses.

Only Errol Flynn remains, a last remaining adventurer in a colony of actors who seldom do the unexpected anymore.

— Gentleman Tim

 

“Hiya, Toots”

02 Jul

— Songwritin’ Like Flynn —

Hollywood Citizen News – December 5, 1940

by Zuma Palmer

Errol Flynn, Benny Rubin and Cliff Nazarro will make up the Music Hall guest list at 6 over KFI. Flynn has written a song called “Hiya’ Toots,” which he will sing. “Remember Me” and “We Three” will be sung by Connie Boswell. “Ferryboat Serenade,” “You are the One,” and “Trade Winds” by Bing Crosby.

 

— Gentleman Tim

 

Flynn River

28 Jun

You always rolled in style
And always brought a smile …

Oh dreammaker, you heartbreaker
You were off to see the world,
And there was such a lot of world to see …

June 28, 1935

Harrison Carroll – Los Angeles Evening Herald Express

Lili Damita’s new groom, Errol Flynn, is versatile to no end. In addition to acting for Warner pictures (he has a good chance for the lead in Captain Blood) the young Irishman is writing a book about his experiences in the interior of New Guinea.

Seems he once went there on commission of the British government to promote peace between the tribes of aborigines. And, while there, was lucky enough to make a gold strike and have a river named after him.

All in addition, of course, to his prowess as an athlete. Flynn was the amateur boxing heavyweight champion of Ireland and competed in the 1928 Olympic Games. And he’s an ace at tennis, too, which is Hollywood’s favorite game.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Helps Pioneer Underwater Photography

23 Jun

Premier Photographer Peter Stackpole’s Pioneering Underwater Photography Began With and Because of Errol

— Gentleman Tim