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Archive for the ‘Travels’ Category

Nay Paree

14 Dec

Errol gets a 20K pre-Christmas bonus for cancelling his “reconciliation trip” to Paris with Lili.

December 14, 1936

Sheila Graham
Dallas Morning News

Errol Flynn demanded – and received – a $20,000 bonus for cutting off his reconciliation trip with wife Lili Damita, returning to Hollywood in the kiddie story, Prince and the Pauper.

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Good-looking Hollywood gossip columnist Sheila Graham had a thing for the Virile Errol, a thing that made her legend of literature lover, F. Scott Fitzgerald, very jealous. At one point, the Mighty Flynn lived in a Garden of Allah bungalow next door to Fitzgerald’s. Sheila resided a block away, but very often stayed with Fitzgerald at the Garden of Allah. She wrote the book on Hollywood’s most notorious upscale hotel of hedonism.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Un Errol Examen

29 Oct

Who was the American that witnessed Errol working on part of his autobiography in Mexico?

Clues:

1. He or she wrote about it in their own autobiography.

2. In addition to him or her, there were three women present.

3. The circumstances were quite rare, (except perhaps for Senor Fleen himself.)

4. The person who witnessed it later became a rather well known Hollywood celebrity.

Chronological Visual Clues:

— Gentleman Tim

 

Sailing the South Seas, Lililess

22 Oct

October 22, 1936

Elizabeth Yeaman
Hollywood Citizens News

Errol Flynn, completed four starting pictures in the one year he has been at Warners, is headed for a three-month vacation. His pictures have been Captain Blood, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Green Light, and Another Dawn, the latter now in progress of shooting with Kay Francis.  Only his first picture has been released.  Errol is headed for New Zealand and the South Seas, his old haunts before he became a movie star.  His bride, Lili Damita, will not accompany him on the holiday.  Perhaps, a marital holiday will do them both good, judging from rumors floating about.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Cafe La Maze: Red Meat for Fans of the Golden Age

28 Sep

“Star stopover for Clark Gable, Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn”

“You can’t help pick up on the glam when you’re sitting right where Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, all actually sat, when it was a way-station to the fun of Agua Caliente in TJ.”

[To a diner fearing the spicy hot horseradish]
Errol Flynn looks down, “Wimp!” he says.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Robin de los Bosques

27 Sep

Errol Flynn in the Spanish Civil War

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— Gentleman Tim

 

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

 

Errol Flynn’s Ghost Returns

09 Sep

An Immersive Glimpse at Old Havana

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El documental ‘Errol Flynn’s Ghost: Hollywood in Havana’

Los cubanos siempre estuvieron enamorados de Hollywood. ¿Fueron correspondidos?

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Love Birds

06 Sep

September 7, 1938

Louelle O. Parsons
Los Angeles Times

Errol Flynn and Lili Damita, a couple of love birds all alone on their yacht at Catalina over the holiday, stopped a lot of “talk” by their devotion.

Their boat was a beautiful sight racing another yacht under full sail.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Labor Day in Mexico, 1937

02 Sep

Reine Davies
Hollywood Parade
Los Angeles Times

The film colony’s activities over the Labor Day weekend were as varied as are the talents of the film players who create your screen entertainment.

The holiday found Dolores Del Rio, Cedric Gibbons, Errol Flynn and Lili Damita cruising down to Ensenada, and other Hollywoodites at the Mexican Resort were Gene Reynolds, Jeanette MacDonald and George Mason.

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Baja was the place to be, especially if sailing, Ensenada, on the “Baja Riviera”. Though this article doesn’t mention it, Errol, Lili, Dolores and Cedric, would have certainly stayed at the magnificent La Playa Ensenada, built by Jack Dempsey (possibly in partnership with Al Capone),a haven for Hollywood celebrities for much of the Thirties, until Mexico outlawed gambling in 1938. Margarita Carmen Cansino used to dance there, before she blossomed into Rita Hayworth. Most all the heavyweights were there – Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Johnny Weissmuller, Myrna Loy, Lana Turner, William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies, Bing Crosby, among many others. Errol sailed there frequently, on Cheerio II, Sirocco, and Zaca. Flynn was fined once for wearing shorts in town… but that’s a story for another day.

Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard at the Hotel La Playa Ensenada, 1937

Dolores Del Rio and admiring friends at the Hotel La Playa Ensenada, 1930s

— 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