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In Tasmania Like Flynn

31 Jan

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

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol’s House & Treehouse?

22 Nov

Errol’s old digs. Near the Errol Flynn Reserve Playground, too!

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Anyone for tennis? Errol flynns former residence. Circa1885 sandstone/weatherboard mansion. 295m over three levels including 11 rooms and sunroom.

Once home to Hobart’s most famous export Errol Flynn, this gracious 1885 house is brimming with charm and intrigue.

The sheltered backyard incorporates a tree house, believed to be constructed from the remains of an old shed burnt to the ground by a young Errol (whose father was a university lecturer in the early part of last century).

Located across the road from the Domain Tennis Centre, this substantial dual-access residence offers a commanding city and Mt Wellington outlook.

The three-level mansion designed by prominent architect Henry Hunter has many outstanding features including the original front door lock and doorbell knob. Other fine features include a wide verandah (which overlooks the meticulously maintained Tennis Centre), an imposing bay window, lofty ceilings, four-panel doors and romantic fireplaces.

Magnificent proportions create a sense of grandeur. Long sash windows mix with original timber floorboards in the family living room, which opens to the spacious eat-in kitchen. The beautiful mountain and city outlook creates an outstanding backdrop for family and guests in the sun-drenched kitchen and adjoining sunroom.
The formal dining room brings together neutral carpeting and a coal-grate fireplace, which is flanked by bookshelves.

Possibly the most impressive room is the formal sitting room with striking bay window and fireplace with fluted surrounds.Seven bedrooms and three bathrooms are scattered across the multi-level home, ideal for an expanding family or a couple who wish to accommodate overnight guests. The four sunny upstairs bedrooms are particularly appealing, with their charming arched windows, pretty views and abundance of natural light.

The lower level opens to the backyard, which in turn connects to Lillie St (providing convenient vehicular access).
Other noteworthy features include 2x reverse-cycle heat pumps, off peak heating and a security alarm system.

* Prime Location
* Designed by Henry Hunter
* Stunning Views
* 6 Sector Reticulation
* New Carpet
* 1885 Sandstone/Weatherboard Mansion
* 3 x Bathrooms
* 11 x Rooms & sunroom
* Possible 7 x Bedrooms
* Overlooking The Domain Tennis Club
* Off Street Parking
* House size 295m
* Land area 424m

— Gentleman Tim

 

TKO in Tasmania

30 Aug

An hour north of Hobart, in historic Oatlands, is this treasure of a Bakery/Café, custom-made for Fans of Flynn:

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Flynnomenal Professorship of Theodore Thomson Flynn*

30 May

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*With “Awe-In-Spiring” Quiz Answer Included

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— Gentleman Tim

 

The Papers of Errol and Theodore Flynn

26 May

A Treasure Trove at the National Library of Australia

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Tasmanian daredevil

18 May

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photo credit: Krystle Wright

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

the Australian island state of Tasmania is the sole retreat of the “Sarcophilus harrisii”, commonly known as Tasmanian devil, a carnivorous marsupial. “It is characterised by its stocky and muscular build…for its curiosity in his prey and ferocity when feeding. Although it usually is solitary, it sometimes eats with other devils and defecates in a communal location. Devils are not monogamous, and their reproductive process is very robust and competitive. Males fight one another for the females, and then guard their partners to prevent female infidelity.”(source: en.wikipedia.org…)

Taz was also called home by our Hollywood hero, about whom studio boss Jack Warner once said, “To the Walter Mittys of the world he was all the heroes in one magnificent, sexy animal package.”

Now here is a risky undertaking by a young sport right in the middle of the rugged and relic landscape, that seemingly shapes as well as attracts daredevilish characters.

Ryan Robinson does an highwire act at Fortescue Bay, Errol would have been proud of.

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Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

“Errol”/”In Like Flynn” the World’s Greatest

26 Mar

“By winning that competition, Errol, whom we show under the name In Like Flynn, became the greatest-winning Irish wolfhound in the world. No other wolfhound has won as many best-in-shows as him anywhere in world.”

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Happy Birthday, Rory Flynn!

13 Mar

Today was Rory Flynn’s birthday! Happy Birthday, Rory!

RORY FLYNN, center, surrounded by Pirates in Hobart, Tasmania, for her father's 100th birthday celebration in 2009!

RORY FLYNN, center, surrounded by Pirates in Hobart, Tasmania, for her father’s 100th birthday celebration in 2009!

— David DeWitt

 

Vying for an Errol

10 Feb

“A bumper year of great performances and thrilling productions”

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— Gentleman Tim

 

A Manly Young Errol — At Mrs. Robinson’s House

02 Jan

Decades ahead of Dustin:

Errol at Mrs. Robinson’s House (in Manly, Australia)

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Look how lovely Lily looks (on the far left).

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— Gentleman Tim