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Archive for the ‘Travels’ Category

Our Man in Havana

21 Feb

Great article on Graham Greene’s portrait of Havana, coincidental to Errol’s time and adventures there in the late 50′.

Did Flynn know Graham Greene? Anyone know? (PW? This is America calling) … I imagine so, being that Greene was such a very respected and successful British writer, and avid traveller, who, I believe, spent significant time in Jamaica as well as Cuba during Errol’s years on both islands. Plus, he, like Our Man Flynn, was a noted supporter of early Fidel.

www.atlasobscura.com…

Graham Greene’s Havana, cocaine and Obama’s “new chapter”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Sunday at and about Sepy’s

19 Feb

Into Ye Little Wood, following in the footsteps of Flynn’s friend Sepy. Coconut Grove, Miami

Per the previous posts and superb Flynnvestigations of baronheinz:

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Into Ye Little Wood we go ...

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Not fareth from Ye Little Wood hood, on Calle Oche, featuring the old culture of Errol & Sepy’s old Cuban stomping grounds.
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Across the calle, a restaurante featuring a painting of La Bodeguita del Medio, the epicenter of Errol & Sepy’s pre-Castro drinking grounds .

For the record, I was unable to get updated photos of Sepy’s fascinating “charging bull” manse because of new neighbors, fencing and security, but I did get to see most of it from a distance of about only twenty yards, and, quite surprisingly, it appears nearly exactly how it did on my last visit, with, as far as I could see, apparently little or no further construction in over two years!

Thanksgiving Day at Baron Sepy’s Place


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— Gentleman Tim

 

To the Slopes with Errol

14 Jan

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Photo at top is of Errol and his Sugar Bowl Buddy, Hannes Schroll, the legendary Austrian Dare Devil, Yodeler, and Ski Slope Character.

— 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

 

Visiting Port Antonio

08 Jan

A new article (1/8/17) describing the history and current attractions of Errol’s old stomping grounds.

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Port Antonio

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Frenchman’s Cove

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Blue Lagoon

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Reach Falls

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Boston Beach

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Navy Island

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Rio Grande

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Blue Mountains from Port Antonio

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Landscape of the Town and Mountains in Port Antonio.

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Palm Beach Story

19 Dec

Visiting with the Vietors

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Last year I published a post entitled “A Stay at Palm Beach with the Jell-O Queen” about Errol & Lili’s visit/vacation at Southwood, the prominent mansion of Eleanore Emily Woodward Vietor.*

A Stay at Palm Beach, with the Jell-O Queen

In response to that post, I received correspondence from a descendent of the Vietors, who has very generously sent some clarifying and enhancing information, including in part the following news articles, the first of which reports (with a corrected date) on the party given for Errol & Lili in 1938. Look at that guest list! The Crockers (parents of Zaca owner Templeton Crocker), the Pillsburys (with all their dough), Howie Hughes, and E.F. Hutton (www.youtube.com…), among many other deep pockets and Cafe Society-Era socialites.

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Southwood also had a fascinating JFK connection:

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See, also, for an account of the Robin Hood Parody film starring Errol, Lili, Paulette Goddard, et al.:

BATTERS UP!

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* Southwood was only a very short walk from Mar-a-Lago, the new Winter White House, designed by the very same architect, Marion Sims Wyeth. … Not that anyone who was anyone on Palm Beach in those days would deign to undertake such a horrendously plebeian trek without chauffeur and vetements formels.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Ding Dong, The Dicktator is Dead!

26 Nov

Robin Hood and the Revolutionary

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Added today, Sunday, November 27.

Photos I took this afternoon on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami, epicenter of celebrations over the death of Comrade Castro. Up 95 some, Cuban-American Kiki Alonso was soon taking out Castro-lover, Komrade K.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Fire and Water

31 Oct

What happened here? / Who’s that lady?

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— Gentleman Tim

 

All Avenidas Led to Caesar’s

24 Oct

Live from Caesar’s, photos for the EFB.

Chaplin, Barrymore, Arbuckle, Keaton, Capone, Hayworth and Flynn, they all came here. A top hot spot for Hollywood luminaries during Prohibition, and, again, during the U.S. gambling ban of WW II.

See if you can see Mickey Rooney and Joe DiMaggio in the photos below.

www.caesarstijuana.com…

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Live from the Cafe LaMaze

19 Oct

Hangout of Hollywood megastars travelling to and fro Old Tijuana:

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Note images of Veronica Lake, Clark Gable and Lana Turner on the southern wall:

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The former secret upstairs casino:

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From the official website, here’s interior shot of the current day restaurant, with a commanding image of Flynn:

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— Gentleman Tim