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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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— Gentleman Tim

 

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

 

Tennis for Not Just Anyone

04 Jun

June 1, 1935

Film Daily

Ralph Wilk
A Little from Lots

Carl Laemmle Jr., David O. Selznick, Pandro Berman, Frederick Marsh, King Vidor, Ralph Bellamy, Sam Jaffee, Paul Lukas, Elliot Nugent, Warren Hymer, Solly Baisano, Gilbert Roland, Wells Root, Ainsworth Morgan, Mickey Rooney, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Gene Thackeray, Albert J. Cohen, Merritt Hurlburd, Edith Fitzgerald, Mrs. E.A. Dupont, Mrs. George Fitzmaurice, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Struss, Charles Farrell, Paul de Ricou, Larry Bachman, Ted von Eltz, Charles Butterworth, Martin Cornica, Errol Flynn, John Krimsky are among the players in the tenth annual motion picture tennis tournament. Frank X. Shields, noted international player, is in the men’s and mixed doubles, but not in singles.

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Tennis great Frank Shields, 1933

His granddaughter, Brooke Shields, famously filmed much of Blue Lagoon near Errol’s estate on the North Shore of Jamaica, 1980

— Gentleman Tim

 

CHEERIO II SAILS AGAIN

25 Apr

Follow Errol’s 88-years-old wooden yawl race from Newport to Ensenada! yb.tl/N2E2019#…

Racing starts at 11 a.m. Friday (tomorrow) near the Balboa Pier.

Here’s Errol in 1937 at the helm of Cheerio II, which he briefly called The Bachelor.

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A couple of seasoned sea travelers will slice through the Pacific Ocean from Newport Beach to Baja California on Friday (tomorrow) as the 72nd annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race gets underway.

Not only is Cheerio II, an 88-year-old wooden yawl, the oldest boat in the race, its skipper has been around the water even longer than it has.

Cheerio’s skipper is Dick McNish, a 91-year-old Santa Barbara native who has guided the 46-foot boat in 20 Newport to Ensenada races.

McNish bought Cheerio II in 1980 and extensively restored it in 1994 and ’95. One of its former owners was Hollywood swashbuckler Errol Flynn.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Happy 80th ~ Dodge City

10 Apr

“A Technicolor Triumph”

“The Most Spectacular World Premier Ever Given a Motion Picture”

— Gentleman Tim