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Archive for February, 2007

Break between shots, Robin Hood on location in Chico, California

25 Feb

— David DeWitt

 
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On location in Chico, California for Robin Hood

25 Feb

— David DeWitt

 
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Posted in Candids

 

Things are looking up for the lad from Tasmania!

25 Feb

— David DeWitt

 

Conga Line with Desi Arnaz on the drums!

25 Feb

— David DeWitt

 

Cougar Hunt on Catalina Island…

25 Feb

— David DeWitt

 

John Barrymore & Errol late in the day…

25 Feb

— David DeWitt

 

Hollywood Party! Flynn & Lili Damita enjoy an evening out!

25 Feb

— David DeWitt

 

Michael Curtiz directs young Flynn as Robin Hood!

25 Feb

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Looks a little Worried about the future!

25 Feb

— David DeWitt

 

The Bust Of Errol Flynn

22 Feb

Many years ago, my wife and I were visiting the small village of Grand Rapids, Ohio. It is an old town, situated on the Miami and Erie Canal, dating back to the mid 1800s. The downtown is filled with craft stores, antiques, and restaurants; a good place to spend a Sunday afternoon, browsing.

 

We entered a ceramic shop, as my wife enjoyed painting, and one of her hobbies was ceramics. I noticed on one shelf a series of small busts of various Hollywood stars. One caught my eye, after seeing Gable, Astaire, and Karloff, I noticed another well-known face…. Errol Flynn. Having been a Flynn fan now for several years, I just had to have one. My wife agreed to paint it for me; so away we went with my new prize.

 

Soon, Errol Flynn adorned my bookcase, in his Don Juan shirt, painted red, looking suave and debonair. It remained there for several years. During that time, our son Nickolas was born. After he was a bit older, his bedroom was moved upstairs. Next to his bed stood the bookcase where Errol resided. After awhile, we would notice the bust had been moved, and was facing the books. I would turn it around, then later notice it was once again turned backwards. By then Nickolas was about 3 years old. When questioned about it, he informed us that he didn’t care for that “man staring at him all night”, which solved the mystery of the moving bust for us.

 

Errol has since moved downstairs. He now resides in our computer room, where he oversees my typing and e-mailing, from atop another bookcase. Nickolas is 17 now, but still remembers being glared at. And every now and then, I find Errol is facing backwards. Nickolas denies it, of course.

 

 

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— Bob

 
 
 
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