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These Three

07 Dec

December 6, 1937

Evening Herald Examiner

Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck and Mary Astor in These Three on Theater of the Air, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, tonight on KNX at 6 p.m.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Tribute to Gentleman Tim — Round 3

13 Nov



This time on radio!

— Gentleman Tim

 

The USS Garter Belt

17 Jul

The “USS Garter Belt” with Errol, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Cass Daley, Linda Darnell, Dick Haymes and Sterling Holloway.

“Can you imagine a battleship manned entirely by women?”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Flynn On Ray De O’Fan

20 May

May 16, 1936

Ray De O’Fan
Los Angeles Examiner

Smith Ballew as master of ceremonies on “Chateau” will introduce as his guests Errol Flynn, one of Hollywood’s newer stars; comic George Jessel, singer June Knight and grappler Man Mountain Dean. This in addition to Smith’s warbling and Victor Young’s music (KFL 5:30 PM)

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“Chateau” refers to the Shell Chateau radio show. Smith Ballew was a very talented musician, who sang and played with many of the greatest musicians of the 20s and 30s. Following Shell Chateau, he became a ‘B’ Western star.

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Jessel with Norma Jean

The Vivacious June Knight

Man Mountain Dean, Dizzy Dean, Daffy Dean

The Great Vincent Young

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Hot Dog Diplomacy

30 Apr

“The Picnic That Won the War”

On Sunday, June 11, 1939, FDR & Eleanor hosted a picnic for the King and Queen of England at his summer “cottage” in Hyde Park. This was the legendary “Hot Dog Summit”, which is often credited with having very significantly increased America’s early support of England in World War II. As described by David Niven in the YouTube audio recording linked below, Errol was part of a “British Colony” radio program performed live in conjunction with the picnic.

“When Franklin Roosevelt invited Great Britain’s King George VI for a visit to the United States, the significance of the invitation did not go unnoticed. No reigning British Monarch had ever set foot on American soil, not even in colonial times. Ever since the Revolutionary War the United States and Great Britain oftentimes experienced tense relations, but Roosevelt’s invitation to the King carried great significance in the history of Anglo-American relations because it signified the dawn of a new era in American and British cooperation.”

“After two days in Washington, the tone of the royal couple’s visit transformed from formal to informal as they accompanied the Roosevelts to their home in Hyde Park, New York. The King and Queen’s stay in Hyde Park illustrated to the American people that although they were Royalty, they also enjoyed the simpler things in life. In contrast to the formal State Dinner at the White House, dinner at the Roosevelt’s Home “Springwood” was described to the press as a casual dinner between the two families; their evening entertainment was simple conversation, unfettered by formalities.”

“Even more relaxing and informal was the following day’s event – a picnic. FDR brought the couple to his new hilltop retreat, Top Cottage, on the eastern portion of his estate for an old-fashioned, American-style picnic. Much to the horror of FDR’s mother Sara Roosevelt, the King and Queen of England were served hot dogs on the front porch of the cottage. Although the press made a great deal about the hot dogs. (The picnic made the front page of the New York Times)”

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“THE PICNIC THAT WON THE WAR”

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David Niven describes the Hollywood British Colony radio show at 1:36:33 in this audio recording:

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Day in the Life of Flynn – January 2, 1939

03 Jan

CECIL B. DEMILLE AND LUX RADIO THEATER PRESENT

ERROL FLYNN AND JOAN BLONDELL IN

THE PERFECT SPECIMEN

— Gentleman Tim

 

“Funniest Joke Ever”

10 Oct

The “Funniest Joke Ever” comes from the radio program “Duffy’s Tavern”, as heard on February 16, 1951:

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(Please note that the March 9 show date on this site is incorrect)

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The set-up:

(Archie, a common man who runs Duffy’s Tavern for the never-heard Duffy, has startled all present by announcing that he is writing an opera).

Miss Duffy:

Archie, whaddya call this opera?

Archie:

I’m glad you reminded me. I ain’t got a title yet. Lemme see… I need something that’s classy, and at the same time has broad appeal…

Miss Duffy:

Why don’t you call it Errol Flynn?

Archie:

Please, Miss Duffy. With me this is serious business.

Miss Duffy:

With me you think it’s a joke?

Archie:

Quiet, please. I’m trying to create.

— 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

 

Green Light for Errol & Olivia

03 Jun

Louella O. Parsons – Los Angeles Examiner
June 1, 1936

One of the directorial plums of the year has fallen right
into the lap of Frank Borzage. He will direct The Green Light
by Lloyd C. Douglas, author of The Magnificent Obsession,
which was one of last year’s big pictures. The production date
is July 6, so, of course, Warner Brothers won’t wait for
Leslie Howard, who remains in England for months and months.
But my guess is that Errol Flynn,who is being built bigger
and bigger by Warners, will have the lead.

Jimmy Starr – Los Angeles Evening Herald Express
June 2, 1936

…Tremendously enthusiastic over the forthcoming
production of Green Light, the Lloyd C. Douglas novel,
Cosmopolitan Productions, releasing through Warner Brothers,
has decided to again team those new raves, Olivia De Havilland
and Errol Flynn, under the direction of Frank Borzage. This
will be Errol’s first chance to appear in modern dress since
his sensational rise to cinematic fame. He will star in his
own story, The White Rajah, following this picture.

They never made it to the Silver Screen with Green Light, but it was blue skies on radio airwaves with this:

“From Hollywood California, the Lux Radio Theater Presents Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland in Green Light” oldhollywoodincolor.com…

— Gentleman Tim

 

Flynn, Errol Flynn

02 Feb

Roots of Fleming?

“BRITISH AGENT” 1937

Locke, Steve Locke

Listen at ~ 6:10, when British Agent Errol Flynn introduces himself to Stalinist Colonist Frances Farmer

“THE MODERN ADVENTURES OF CASANOVA” 1952

Flynn plays European playboy Interpol Agent Chris Casanova

Recorded by Flynn when he was living in Jamaica … at the same time as Ian Fleming

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FLYNN, ERROL FLYNN 001

— Gentleman Tim