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Shelter from the Storms

08 Aug

[The storm at sea, and the storm on Lookout Mountain.]

August 10, 1938

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

Errol Flynn flew into town yesterday from his jaunt to the Cal-Neva Lodge and Reno. His yacht, the Sirocco, docked a few hours earlier at San Pedro. It ran into a storm after leaving Cape San Lucas, losing its mainsail and had to seek shelter until the wind blew itself out. Then, 100 miles south of Ensenada, it ran out of fuel and had to make a long tack out to sea to make the Mexican port. The overhaul will cost the actor a pretty penny.

The Story Behind California and Nevada’s Popular Shared Hangout Spot

— Gentleman Tim

 

Change of Mind?

07 Aug

August 8, 1938

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

Players change their minds so rapidly. Errol Flynn said he was sailing down the Mexican coast and that night he decided to go to Reno instead.

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Was the honeymoon over for Mr & Mrs Fleen?

The Reno Divorce Era

— Gentleman Tim

 

Ringside with Bette & Errol

06 Aug

August 6, 1938

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

They are staging a prize-fight, vintage of 1905, for Warner Bros Picture, The Sisters.

Two old time fighters are in the ring and Bette Davis and Errol Flynn are sitting in the front row. Flynn plays a sports writer in the story and Bette is his wife. This is supposed to be the first fight she has ever seen and one of the boxers gets knocked out of the ring and practically into her lap. She is sickened and leaves the stadium.

Bette Davis isn’t a fight fan off the screen, either.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Summer of ’41

06 Aug

August 3, Off Catalina

“In August 1941 Peter Stackpole of LIFE Magazine joined Errol Flynn (1909–1959)—the swashbuckling leading man of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)—aboard Flynn’s yacht, the Sirocco, to photograph him for a story about his spearfishing skills. Also present were stuntman Buster Wiles, crew members, and three young women. One of them, fifteen-year-old actress Peggy Satterlee, later accused Flynn of raping her. The case, unsurprisingly, created a media storm.”

— 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

 

Errol Flynn AFTRA Contract, 1957 …

04 Aug

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn Personal Address Book!

03 Aug

— David DeWitt

 

Master of Ballantrae at the Paramount Theatre NYC!

03 Aug

One of my favorites!

And in 2019 …

— David DeWitt

 
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Errol Flynn and Princess Ghika Wardrobe for Rocky Mountain!

02 Aug

Errol and Princess Ghika selecting his wardrobe for Rocky Mountain. Her expression says: Did you see that actress Pat Wymore looking at you?

— David DeWitt

 

A Puppy in Paris

02 Aug

August 3, 1935

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

It seems strange enough to be recorded here.

Ten years ago director Michael Curtiz was looking for a particular type of girl for a picture, Puppies in Paris. His luck was poor until chance carried him to a performance of the “Follies Bergere.” In one of the specialty dancers, a girl glamorous and young, he saw the ideal type for the role. So he hired her — and that is how Lili Damita got her start in pictures.

Today, in the Warners Brothers film, Captain Blood, Curtis is preparing to give another untried player, Errol Flynn, his first big chance at film fame. Flynn is married to Lili Damita.

And some people don’t believe in coincidence.

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Lili in Poupee De Paris aka Red Heels aka …

— Gentleman Tim