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First Reports of Errol’s Death, in April ’45

19 Sep

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A rash of false fatality fears occurred in 1945, according to the New York Times, following the April 12 death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

New York Times, April 14, 1945

“Widespread jitters bordering on mass hysteria seemed to sweep New York yesterday in the wake of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death, as rumors of killings, accidents and deaths involving prominent persons flooded the city,”

Among the rumored victims mentioned in the story were Van Johnson, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Al Jolson, Errol Flynn, Babe Ruth and Jack Benny. There were so many panicked phone calls to newspapers, radio stations, government offices and private businesses, the Times reported, that harried switchboard operators believed it was part of a conspiracy to hinder communications.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Flynn Falls in and forJamaica

18 Sep

A Series Look at the History of Errol’s Landfall On and Falling In Love with Jamaica:

— Gentleman Tim

 

“Lazy as a Cyclone”

09 Sep

So said Mrs. Fleen about her peripatetic, force-of-nature husband.

As for Miss Dynamita, Errol reported: “We fought from the opening gong; so we got married.”

Here’s the Always Astonishing and Often True Life Story of Errol Flynn:
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(As Flynnmates around the globe know, the fully true life story is even more astonishing.)

— Gentleman Tim

 

Pirate Party on Catalina Isle! First Appearance!

30 Aug

All Flynn followers are familiar with the brief appearance of Errol and Lily in Pirate Party on Catalina Island, but there was always a little confusion about when this quiet little short subject appeared. To help quell any more questions, here is a clip from the Los Angeles Times newspaper of Feb. 12, 1936, page 11.

 

It premiered with the Charlie Chaplin film Modern Times.

Enjoy,

 

— Ada Klock

 

Love Letter to Robin Hood

02 Aug

Big Errol Flynn Fan and Great American Playwright, Ken Ludwig, creates a 360° stage version and tribute to The Adventures of Robin Hood at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater!

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— Gentleman Tim

 

And Where Might This Be?

29 Jul

In early 1941, Errol reported that he had purchased land where he said “[he’d] rather live than anywhere else in the world.”

It’s breathtakingly beautiful.

A famous king was born nearby.

It was tens of thousands of acres.

It’s name had 2 ‘H’s, 2’U’s, and 2 ‘E’s.

He intended to raise Hereford cattle there.

There were already thousands of cattle there.

There were already hundreds of horses there.

There is a view of a famous geological feature.

He said he intended to bring Sean and Lili there.

The attack on Pearl Harbor may have sabotaged his plans.

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There is a golf course now on part of the property:

There are majestic beaches:

Peacocks live off the land:

And whale’s off it’s coast:

— Gentleman Tim

 

“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