Archive for the ‘QUIZ PAGE’ Category

Top Secret

19 Feb

How is Errol connected to this military man’s career?

— Gentleman Tim


Flynnian actor?

15 Feb

As we are still sitting on the fence, as it were, I thought I would pose this question? Who is this sword-handy Flynnian-looking actor, and what was his real Christian name? (Clue: He appeared in a film that included a memorable fencing scene.)


— PW


What British Dance Band?

14 Feb

What Famous British Dance Band was featured in a movie with Errol?

— Gentleman Tim



05 Feb

Did Errol ever get credited with being in a movie involving (American) Football?

— Gentleman Tim


The real inspiration for Bond?

05 Feb

As we have been Bonding – as it were – I thought I would pose a quiz question.

Although Errol embodied Bond is so many ways, Fleming, sadly, did not seem to make that connection. This was probably because he was too myopic and snobbish. In fact, he was a social mountaineer; the Edmund Hillary of social climbers.

So my question is, what is the name of the man Fleming most admired and wanted to be (and that includes physically)?

In public, Fleming often gave contradictory answers when asked upon whom he had modelled James Bond. In private, however, he frequently named my ‘mystery man’  (pictured below). I know this is true because Fleming used to stay with my father in Wiltshire, and the ‘mystery man’s’ late wife was my Godmother.

Coincidentally, he bore a striking resemblance to Errol, and the two actually met at a dinner party in Italy.

Mystery Man



Clue 1: My ‘mystery man’ wasn’t a member of the Intelligence Services, a Government official, a writer, an ornithologist, an actor or any of the people usually mentioned. Fleming first met him in 1951 and later attended his wedding (below). (Interestingly, his wife, according to one of Fleming’s letters, was ‘my ideal of what a girl should look like, and how she should act’, which qualifies her for the distaff side of all the Bond novels published after 1955.)

Clue 2: In ‘From Russia With Love’, Fleming pays tribute to my ‘mystery man’ and his wife. When Bond and Tatiana have to flee from SMERSH, they are given false names. The names Fleming chose were their names.

Clue 3: A well-known sport was named after the ‘mystery man’s’ house.

Clue 4: The man is still living and has been called ‘the handsomest …. in England.’

So, what is his name?

My ‘mystery man’ outside his family house, and at the horse trials


— PW


In Tasmania Like Flynn

31 Jan

What rock star moved to Tasmania because he’s a big fan of Errol’s?

— Gentleman Tim


What’s the Club?

16 Jan

The three men depicted below were all early members of a club that few of their acting colleagues in Tinsel Town joined.

– It involved a skill relatively rare among their acting colleagues.

– Sean later had the skill involved, but was not a club member.

– It was founded in 1944 and is still active.

What’s the Club?

Errol golddiggers


No. 3

— Gentleman Tim


What Two TV Stars …

02 Jan


… appeared in a successful TV series together and… also, separately, had screen appearances in some Errol Flynn films: one of them twice, and the other 6 times (though actually there were 7 only this actor’s scenes were deleted).


One began film career in 1916; the other had a diverse job career: ranch hand, a deputy sheriff, photo salesman, and a singer in night clubs before beginning a film career.

One appeared in over 100s film in the course of his career; the other more than 50.

One worked with Hitchcock, the other with Bogie 8 times.

In the 50s one appeared in a seminal Sci Fi film that led to a number of “sequels”, the other appeared in a landmark teen film.

One’s final film appearance was with a bombshell of the 60s. The other a fondness for flowers and grapes in this actor’s later life.

That’s a start…

Quiz By Karl Holmberg.

— David DeWitt


A “Thinly-Veiled” Film on Flynn

31 Dec

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— Gentleman Tim


What’s the Connection to Errol?

22 Dec


— Gentleman Tim