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Robin de los Bosques

27 Sep

Errol Flynn in the Spanish Civil War

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In Search of Estrella

15 Sep

Los Hijos de Errol Flynn

“During the Spanish Civil War, Errol Flynn decided to travel to Spain as an adventure, in his memoirs he tells that he met Estrella, his love. This documentary is the search for Estrella and all the broken love stories with the end of the war.”

Los Hijos de Errol Flynn will travel to the United States for the Hispanic Culture Film Festival in Saint Augustine, Florida. The festival will be held from October 4 to 6.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Houston, You Had a Party

29 Aug

“Bedlam in Diamonds – Seventy Years Ago'””

The Shamrock Hotel Grand Opening

Starring Errol Flynn, Ginger Rogers, Dorothy Lamour, Lana Turner, ~ a cast of approximately 170 more celebrities, and Fifty Thousand extras

On March 17, 1949, the iconic Shamrock Hotel opened with a huge shindig. Hollywood celebrities including Ginger Rogers and Errol Flynn came to town for the grand opening, and Houstonians paid $42 a head to go to the dinner. About 3,000 people showed up in total, a thousand more than organizers had expected. Rich and famous attendees, even Houston’s mayor, ended up dining on hallway floors. Although the Houston Chronicle described the night as “bedlam in diamonds,” it is still remembered as one of the biggest social events in Houston history.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

77 Years Ago Today

16 Aug

August 15, 1942

Errol becomes a U.S. Citizen.

From My Wicked, Wicked Ways:

“In August 1942, I received my naturalization papers. I was an American citizen.”

“The country had been good to me. It had given me wealth and an international reputation.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Maestro at The Bard

13 Aug

Robin Hood and Beyond at the Bard Music Festival

This Friday: August 16, 2019

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It was through Max Reinhardt that Korngold first started writing for Hollywood, where he and his family joined the growing exodus of émigrés from Europe. Korngold believed that “music is music, whether it is for the stage, rostrum, or cinema,” and his background in concert music, opera, operetta, and musical comedy proved invaluable in writing for film. His Academy Award-winning score for The Adventures of Robin Hood – an epic Technicolor swashbuckler starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland – integrated music from both his Sursum Corda and his original material for Rosen aus Florida into a taut, genre-defining masterpiece.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Under the Stars 2019

04 Aug

TCM, August 17, 2019

Footsteps in the Dark (1941)

Northern Pursuit (1943)

The Master of Ballantrae (1953)

The Sea Hawk (1940)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Captain Blood (1935)

Gentleman Jim (1942)

The Dawn Patrol (1938)

Dodge City (1939)

Cry Wolf (1947)

— Gentleman Tim

 

Happy 30th Sean Rio

14 Jul

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Errol Flynn Short?

12 Jul

In the immortal words of very recently deceased Arte Johnson (inspired by Errol’s “Desperate Journey”)……. “Verrry Intrrresting”

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— Gentleman Tim

 

July 4, 1936

04 Jul

July 4, 1936

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

“Errol joins Nigel Bruce, C. Aubrey Smith and other members of the Hollywood Cricket Club with the Vancouver Cricket Club at Brockton Point in Stanley Park.”

“The ground was packed with an enthusiastic but non-cricketing crowd consisting principally of teenage girls anxious to see and get close to Errol Flynn.”

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— Gentleman Tim

 

A Memory of D-Day

06 Jun

I’d Like to Volunteer, Sir’

Just before parachuting into Nazi-occupied Europe, Fayette Richardson asked himself an existential question: “My God Most Powerful, what am I doing here?”

The thought had to be on the minds of myriad soldiers on June 6, 1944. It was D-Day, the launch of a long-awaited campaign by the U.S. and British armies to free the nations of Western Europe that Hitler had conquered.

Mounted from airfields and ports in Great Britain, it was the largest amphibious assault in history. Code-named Operation Overlord, it dramatically changed the course of World War II.

Seventy-five years later, the ranks have thinned of those who braved machine gun fire on French beaches that were marked on their maps with American names — Utah and Omaha. Richardson died in 2010. But fortunately for us and for future generations, he and other veterans kept diaries, wrote memoirs or recorded their recollections.

As a boy in Machias, N.Y., Richardson was fascinated by airplanes and war movies. At 17, he enlisted but didn’t qualify for pilot training. Instead, he was asked to join a parachute regiment’s Pathfinder team: those who jump first and guide those who follow. It was strictly voluntary, his commanding officer said.

“I think of Errol Flynn and how he and David Niven volunteered to do things in ‘Dawn Patrol,’ ” Richardson recalled. He told his commanding officer: “I’d like to volunteer, sir.”

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— Gentleman Tim