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Errol Helps Pioneer Underwater Photography

23 Jun

Premier Photographer Peter Stackpole’s Pioneering Underwater Photography Began With and Because of Errol

— Gentleman Tim

 

Coronado Dreamin’ – 1938

22 Jun

Coronado Eagle – July 21, 1938

Tennis and Water Skiing in the Summer of ’38


“Water Skiing New Coronado Water Sport”

I think that I shall never see
A thing as lonely as a ski
A ski that stands against the wall
Waiting until some snow shall fall.

The author of the above evidently hadn’t heard of the latest craze,
water skiing. Now that we have been naughtily alluring in grass skirts
during Hawaiian week and demurely picturesque in crinoline in the manner
of the Gay Nineties we must need be athletic and go cavorting about on
the top of the waves with water skis.

Whether you pronounce it ski or “ski” you’ll pronounce it thrilling
according to Otto Lang, the instructor in the precarious sport which has
so suddenly become the rage. Mr. Lang is famed as an instructor who has
coached the University of Washington ski team, and was associated with
Hannes Schneider, a world authority on skiing. He appeared In “Thin Ice’’
with Sonja Henie. Mr. Lang contends that water skiing keeps one in condition
for snow skiing and visa versa. The skills are similar altho attached to the
feet in a different manner.”

Errol Flynn who was recently here as a contestant in the tennis tournament,
is one of the chief enthusiasts of the sport and it is predicted that other
moving picture actors will follow his lead. Mr. Lang is at present instructing
some of the younger set among whom are Miss Dorothy Royce, Miss Sinclair Gannon
Miss Quil Garrettson and Walter Fitch. They are expected to fly thru the water
with the greatest of ease any day now.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Coronado Dreamin’ – 1937

21 Jun

Coronado Eagle – July 29, 1937

Fishing & Water Skiing (& likely Tennis, too ) in the Summer of ’37

“Splashes from Glorietta Bay”

“Assuming almost holiday appearance, Coronado Yacht Club continues to play host to a
number of visiting yachtsmen and members with the Club’s slips and basin filled with
craft of all sizes.

From northern ports, six visiting boats, their owners and guests aboard, arrived this
week and joined the local group for a stay in Coronado.

Cheerio II, 46-ft auxiliary yawl, owned by Errol Flynn, well known movie actor from
Beverly Hills, arrived Saturday for a holiday. Guests aboard are Frank Lbickok and
Elmer Griffin. The party plans to fish for marlin and enjoy water skiing.”

Cheerio II, 46-foot Yawl
Skippered by current owner Dick McNish, previously owned by Silver Screen Star Errol Flynn

— Gentleman Tim

 

IN LIKE FLYNN BEGINS!!!

04 May

PER THE IMBd: This biopic depicts Errol’s roust-about early life in Australia, before he became an internationally famed celebrity. In those days he was an adventurer, opium smuggler, gambler, street fighter, womanizer, and gold prospector. The film, based on Flynn’s early autobiography “Beam Ends,” was written for the screen by Luke Flynn, who found the inspiration as a result of travels through Australia in the footsteps of Luke’s iconic grandfather.

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Characters beyond Errol’s days of Beam Ends have been previously mentioned also, including Olivia De Havilland and Michael Curtiz. See, for example this previous IMBd cast of characters:

m.imdb.com…

And a possible “former wife” featured in this new article:

www.dailytelegraph.com…

Starring Thomas Cocquerel & Isabel Lucas

— Gentleman Tim

 

Eighty Years Ago — 4/13/1937 — Queen Mary

13 Apr

Hollywood Citizen News
Elizabeth Yeaman
April 13, 1937

Errol Flynn cables Warners that he will sail aboard the Queen Mary Friday,
and will report as soon as possible
for his picture, The Perfect Specimen, with Miriam Hopkins.

Then he may exhibit his battle scars, if any, to back up his tales about seeing action on the Spanish front.

www.queenmarystory.com…

— Gentleman Tim

 

Excusez Mon Français

05 Apr

Le retour du Zaca, le célèbre bateau d’Errol Flynn, à Villefranche

www.lesechos.fr/pme-regions/actualite-pme/0211881629753-chantier-pasqui-charpentier-de-marine-dexception-2072794.php…

www.darse.fr/index.php/souvenirs-du-20eme-siecle/42-le-zaca-ombres-et-lumieres…

— Gentleman Tim

 

His Dream of Happiness

17 Feb

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Sailfishing on the Zaca

10 Feb

“Cruising Down Mexico Way” with Errol Flynn and Howard Hill

— Gentleman Tim

 

Swordfishing on the Sirocco

10 Feb


Featuring Howard Hill and Ronald Reagan

“Swordfishing is not for the timid. This magnificent creature that lives 30 years
and can reach 1,200 lbs at 14 feet long lurks in the deep waters of the Gulf Stream
offering lucky anglers a brutal fight and trophy size fish. And they are excellent eating.
Once hooked this aggressive Billfish are known to shoot straight out of the water from
a depth of 500 feet in an instant then dive straight back down to the same depth offering
one of the most exciting catches of your life. The Swordfish is one of the fastest swimmers
— 60 mph sprints are very common.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol’s Iberian Escape

10 Jan

The Story of Errol’s Majorca

Great Flynnian Info & Imagery in the Documentary Below.

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“In the midst of his honeymoon with his wife, Patricia Wymore, the actor and bon vivant Errol Flynn was sailing towards Gibraltar on his yacht, Zaca, when they were caught in a terrible storm. Seeking the shore, their only choice was to moor their boat at Pollença, a harbor on the island of Mallorca. The place, plentiful in boats and with a distant view of the mountains, swept them in bewilderment. After that first sight of the Mediterranean culture, they subsequently sailed to the Bay of Palma. After their honeymoon ended, Flynn promised to return to Mallorca to stay and that is how in 1955 he settled on the island, where he could find the calm and anonymity that he so desired at the time.” [passaportto.iberostar]

Errol and Sean, Mallorca, Summer of ’57

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/rupert-parker/mallorca-holidays_b_6986278.html…

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— Gentleman Tim