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A Spring Training Quiz

03 Mar

It’s 3/3, Baseball Spring. So here’s a FlynnQuiz involving the most famous No. 3 of all, Babe Ruth.

One was Ruthian, the other Errolympian.

Both were hugely popular and beloved stars, and still are.

One’s career ended in 1935, the other’s exploded in 1935.

It’s astonishing to me that there’s no record of Errol Flynn and Babe Ruth ever meeting. For example, it’s hard for me to believe that Babe never attended a party up at Mulholland. They did, however, both know a famous director. In fact, this director had a significant role in the film careers of both Errol and Babe. Indeed, it may be the case that Babe’s having worked with this famous director impeded Babe from meeting Errol. Whatever the reason here’s the quiz question:

What famous director did both Errol Flynn and Babe Ruth work with?

Pitch No. 1: It involved a very big and famous premier in New York.

Pitch No. 2: It did not involve the wonderful Harold Lloyd film depicted below.

Pitch No. 3: Nor did it involve the Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright masterpiece depicted below.

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Speedy: One of Harold Lloyd’s greatest, featuring Babe Ruth.

Pride of the Yankees: a heart-wrenching Super-Duper Gary Cooper movie, featuring the stunningly gorgeous and talented Teresa Wright. Look for Ruth in the beginning of this music video tribute.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Going Postal. A Quiz.

17 Feb

The fellows in these fine photos were reported to have endorsed a letter together in the Forties which gained a great deal of national attention.

What was the content, purpose, and possible postal controversy of that letter?

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Flynn-Related Quiz

10 Feb

What’s the two biggest things these two fellows had in common? Aside from:

· They both had Irish blood.

· They were both friendly with FDR & Eleanor.

· They were both on the cover of Time Magazine.

— Gentleman Tim

 

“The Most Celebrated Sex Symbol Since Errol Flynn”

16 Dec

In the early Seventies, a famous, Pulitzer-Prize winning writer declared him the most celebrated sex symbol since Errol Flynn.

Who was he?

He was a GREAT athlete.

He died in the late Eighties.

He was very famous very young.

A major movie was made about him.

The woman closest to him died this year.

People paid huge sums for him to be a sexual partner.

Like Flynn himself (and the aforementioned Pulitzer- Prize writer), he is still regarded by many to be the best in the world at what he did.

— Gentleman Tim

 

¿Quien era él?

10 Dec

Who was He?

He was an adventurer.

He was a Hollywood star.

He often wore a thin mustache.

The ladies liked him, and vice versa.

Studio big wigs considered him difficult to direct and control.

He was in Spain to record events during the Spanish Civil War.

He was in the mountains with Castro to record events of the Cuban Revolution.

He sailed a yacht in California, the Carribean, and elsewhere.

He had a prominent Hollywood wife.

He was well known for his role portaying a renowned heroic figure who courageously protected the poor and downtrodden against the rich, greedy and evil.

His first and last name had a total of three-syllables. One ended with an ‘l’, the other with an ‘n’.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Quiz

02 Dec

The photo below was taken at a location where one of Errol’s relatives had a prominent connection. In fact, a geological feature there is named after one of Errol’s relatives.

Where is this location? Who was the relative? What feature is named after Errol’s relative, and why??

Clues:
1. It is enormously expensive to visit.
2. Very few people have ever been there.
3. It is a site of rare and spectacular beauty.
4. It’s the most remote location on Earth named after a relative of Errol’s.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Seventy Years Ago Safari

24 Nov

Seventy years ago – during, prior to, and following the Thanksgiving holidays of 1947 – Errol was planning a major hunting expedition.

With what other person did Errol plan this safari, and in what country was it to take place??

¤ They planned to include about thirty (30) people.

¤ It was planned to last for about two months.

¤ They planned to record, ship, and broadcast clips of the expedition.

¤ It would involve big game hunting.

¤ The safari was to begin immediately after completion of The Adventures of Don Juan.

¤ It never happened.

— Gentleman Tim

 

What’s the Flynnection?

12 Oct

— Gentleman Tim

 

Who was Jack Warner’s Favorite WB Star?

01 Oct

He or she was:

Born in Europe

Made no films in Europe

Did not win an Academy Award

Has a star on Hollywood Boulevard

No other star had his or her first or last name

Was one of Warner Brothers’ most important and beloved stars

— 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.

_______

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