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Flynn Acres

06 Dec

December 4, 1937

Jimmy Starr
Evening Herald Examiner

No one knows what Errol Flynn will be giving Lili Damita because Errol doesn’t know yet. “And probably won’t know,” he says, “before December 24. I wanted to give her a ranch, but she doesn’t like ranches. What is there to give a woman if she doesn’t like ranches?”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Va Vooming with Virginia

06 Dec

December 4, 1944

Sidney Skolsky
Hollywood Citizen News

Errol Flynn and Virginia Norcross are vooming.

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There is little available on the internet about Virginia Norcross, but there is this about her marriage to Ann Miller’s wealthy ex, Reese Milner. The above image is from the Sanctuary of Heritage at Forest Lawn in Glendale. She died in Beverly Hills on January 29, 1992, exactly 44-years to the day following the nationally-published divorce/marriage announcement below.

“On January 29, 1948”: HOLLYWOOD (U.R) Steel Works Heir Reese Milner, 32, divorced Wednesday by Movie Dancer Ann Miller, 24, will be married Friday to Mrs. Virginia Norcross, 30, of San Francisco, a friend “for years and years.” Milner and Mrs. Norcross took out a license Wednesday, three hours after Miss Miller’s final decree was entered at his request.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Setting the Beard on Fire

03 Dec

December 3, 1937

Harrison Carroll
LA Evening Herald Examiner

…Errol Flynn held up the Robin Hood company for half an hour when he accidently set fire to Basil Rathbone’s beard, then completed the damage by tossing a bucket of water in his face.

— Gentleman Tim

 

No Buffalo in Modesto

02 Dec

But it’s a great excuse to steal a kiss from Olivia!

December 1, 1938

Los Angeles Examiner

Behind the Makeup

By Erskine Johnson

ON THE SETS: EXTERIOR — PRAIRIE — MODESTO, CALIF.

Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland ride to the top of a low ride and pull their horses to a halt. Their eyes travel over the countryside. Flynn, making his debut as a Western hero in Dodge City, lifts his arm, points off into the distance.

“See that herd of buffalo grazing so peacefully over there?” he says to Miss De Havilland.

She nods and her eyes follow his outstretched hand. Then she breaks into an involuntary giggle, spoiling the scene.

Flynn’s “herd of buffalo” is a lone, tired looking cow.

But when the picture is completed, the cow will be a real herd of buffalo. A camera crew traveled all the way to Oklahoma to photograph one of the few remaining herds of the animals that made the nickel famous. There aren’t any in California.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Kid Like Flynn?

02 Dec

“The pirate may have met his match in the young boy, who jumped around in swashbuckling moves inspired by movie star Errol Flynn.”

Main character in children’s book comes to screen in Montecito filmmaker’s ‘Piglet Willy’

— Gentleman Tim

 

Happy Thanksgiving to All On the EFB

29 Nov

Errol Gets Siouxed
Central Park, New York (1941)

— Gentleman Tim

 

Before She was a Guest

25 Nov

November 25, 1944

Louella O. Parsons

The lovely with Errol Flynn these nights is Lucy Cochrane, Boston socialite.

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After she married a cousin of Churchill’s 75 years ago, Lucy became more famously known as “C. Z. Guest”

— Gentleman Tim

 

TALK OF THE TOWN

21 Nov

November 1936

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November 17, 1936

Jimmy Starr
Evening Herald Examiner

ERROL AT THE CLOVER CLUB

Ahem! Bob Taylor was out a-dancing with Ginger Rogers at the Clover Club!

And for someone just separated from his wife, Errol Flynn seemed to be having JULLY times at the same spot….

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November 20, 1936

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Examiner

ERROL AT THE CAFE´ LAMAZE

Figure me this. On Wednesday night, Errol Flynn came into the Cafe´ Lamaze alone and ordered dinner. While it was cooking, he put in a long distance call to Palm Springs.  Oddly enough, the call was to Lili Damita.  And even more odd, when the two had finished talking, Flynn canceled his order for dinner and dashed off in a steaming hurry.

Fine goings on for an-about-to-divorced pair! Or are they?

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November 25, 1936

Elizabeth Yeaman
Hollywood Citizen News

ERROL & LILI AT THE BROWN DERBY

Even the best friends of Lili Damita and Errol Flynn are smiling at the story that broke today on their marital reconciliation. The story came as the result of the discovery of the pair at the Beverly Hills Brown Derby last night. They looked serene. News hounds bombarded them for a statement. Both know the value of publicity and gave them a statement.  But their close friends, knowing the fiery temperament of both, predict that the reunion will be of brief and stormy duration.

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November 27, 1936

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Examiner

PUTTIN´ ON THE RITZ

The Lili Damita-Errol Flynn reconciliation takes on the aspect of a second honeymoon, or rather a first, as the two came right back to Hollywood after their elopement to Yuma. Through the studio, Errol has engaged the bridal suite at the Ritz Towers in New York, and is trying to get the same accommodations for his and Lili’s trip to Europe.

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Parade of Stars — With Grand Marshall Errol Flynn

14 Nov

75 Years Ago

November 14, 1944

Hollywood Citizen News

ERROL FLYNN TO LEAD LOAN PARADE

Hollywood’s most famous horsemen from their major studios will be in the line-up of the Sixth War Loan Parade Saturday morning in downtown Los Angeles.

Errol Flynn has been appointed honorary grand marshall to ride with Sheriff Eugene W. Biscailuz, who will head the thousands of riders.

Following the Sheriff’s Posse will be the following film celebrities heading various groups: Lewis Stone, Prestin Foster, Roy Rogers, Bill Elliot, Don Barry, Bob Mitchum, Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele, Bill Boyd, Leo Carillo, Charles Starrett, Johnny Mack Brown, Noah Beery Jr., and Mrs. Beery, Chris Pin Martin, Michael O’Shea, Big Boy Williams, Dick Foran, George Tobias, and Dennis Morgan.

Honorary Grand Marshall Errol Flynn (shown below at the Dodge City Premier Parade in 1939)

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LA County Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz

Lewis Stone (pictured with Norma Shearer)

Preston Foster

Roy Rogers

Bill Elliot

Don Barry

Bob Mitchum

Hoot Gibson

Bob Steele

Bill Boyd

Leo Carillo

Charles Starrett

Johnny Mack Brown

Noah Beery Jr.

and Mrs. Beery

Chris Pin Martin

Michael O’Shea

Big Boy Williams

Dick Foran

George Tobias (pictured with Errol’s great friends, Ida and Olivia)

Dennis Morgan

— Gentleman Tim

 

Miss Damita

07 Nov

November 8, 1940
Los Angeles Examiner

Damita Files Suit for Divorce from Flynn

On the reef of “grievous mental and physical anguish” tge tempestuous kiss-and-makeup marriage of Errol Flynn and Lili Damita seemed wrecked without hope of salvage, yesterday.

The piquant Miss Damita, who only a few months ago became a mother, filed suit for divorce from the swashbuckling star.

Throughout their six years of marriage, the handsone Ulsterman and the dainty Lili have separated on numerous occasions, and even after they separated last August 1 friends had believed there might be another reconciliation.

The statement accompanying Ms. Damita’s divorce complaint, that an out-of-court property settlement had been effected, indicated that the last chapter in one of Hollywood’s most turbulent love stories had been reached.

Miss Damita, who sued under her legal name of Liliane Carre Flynn, charged that:

“The defendant gas inflicted a course of great and grievous mental and physical anguish and suffering, and has been guilty of extreme cruelty.”

The actress asked custody of their five month old son, Sean Leslie Flynn.

Flynn, who earns $6000 a week now, is limited to a budget of $12,000 a month pending settlement of a financial battle with Myron Selznick, his former agent.

Miss Damita, before her marriage to Flynn at Yuma on June 19, 1935, was one of the most courted beauties in the world. Her admirers included the Duke of Kent, in his bachelor days, Prince Louis Ferdinand Hohenzollern, Hugo Brassey, British millionaire, Sidney Smith, New York broker, and many other men of wealth, fame, or both.

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Here is Lili’s Published List of Casualties:

Duke of Kent

Prince Louis Ferdinand Hohenzollern

Hugo Bassey

Lili’s Alleged Engagement with Hugo Bassey

Sidney Smith

— Gentleman Tim