Warm greeting to everyone and little Tribute to Errol!

04 Dec

Being a new
author and being so warmly welcomed by David, I would like to start with a
friendly greeting to everyone who is associated with this wonderful website of
our common friend Errol Flynn, the immortal idol we all love.  He was
something special to all of us in one way or another.  Each of us has a
different reason why he is so exceptional to us, but whatever the reason he was
unique indeed.

There are only very few men born, if ever, with his charisma, his looks, his
magnetism, his magic spell, his outstanding personality, in particular his
disarming smile, his sparkling eyes and so many special talents and
attributes.  A gifted man indeed!  He had it “All” in one
magnificent package in spite of his abusive and adverse childhood.  His
parents never realized what a treasure of a child they were blessed with. 
A “Happy Home” was foreign to him.  He was a most intelligent
child what we call today a “gifted child” and he was, due to the
conditions he lived in, ready to make up his own mind.  Right or wrong, he
did what he thought was best as valuable parental guidance, in particular for a
gifted child was absent.  Errol suffered all his life of these traumatic
experiences and that in silence.  He would never open up his inner most
self to anybody.  He should have, but he avoided that step intensely as he
thought it would be interpreted as a weakness or may give an edge to an

All he ever wanted is being loved, respected, and accepted by his parents, like
any child. 
Most of his life he was left alone to his own devices   Left alone at
various boarding schools, in and out of the country, which he hated.  Away
from friends and familiar surroundings, this is very hard to take for a child
in the tender and formative years.  Errol being a Gemini, loneliness is
like poison to them and he was so much alone in his young years. 

Through all these negative aspects in his life it was totally natural that he
became somewhat a rascal, even a hell-raiser and why not?  Did anybody give
him stability, dependability, or positive attention?  No!  But, whatever the case, he was the
most lovable rascal ever!  Nobody could ever be cross with him and if –
not for long!

Through hardship and in spite of all he
made a Man out of himself and what a man.  Most of all he became a
“Man's Man” and an “Australian Man's Man” on top of
it.  Australian men are different and so was he, hard men but often
chivalrous, however they call a spade a spade in more ways than one.  This
aura surrounded Errol all his life and talking about “Man's Man” –
Errol was it! 

A Man's Man is a class act
– an alpha male like Errol!  He was always well groomed and dressed to win.  He was educated (via schooling and as an
autodidact), worldly and a gentleman.  He was always polite, but never a
pushover.  He knew how to stand his grounds.  He would swear when he
needed to, he would be upset and frustrated, but he always tried to control his
temper.  He could handle is liquor.  He would admit his faults and
errors.  He did not have to belong to any race, creed, or color he
automatically respected and understood the fundamental principles of
humanity.  He did what ever he could or thought made him a good person in
order to have self-respect.  He was very proud; he hated mediocrity, his
aim always was to achieve excellence, but not perfection and he knew the important
difference between the two. 

For all
these reasons, women
wanted him and men wanted to be him!

— Tina


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  1. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Welcome, Tina!
    Very nice intro post!

  2. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 3:19 am

    Hi Russ;
    Thank you very much for your kind comment, very much appreciated.

  3. Anonymous

    December 4, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Tina- wonderful comments- I think you captured a great deal about Errol's personality and character. I especially liked the comments about his pursuit of excellence but not perfection. You really nailed that one. I think one can see that in his acting- he was really very,very good in a way that I don't think most observers really appreciated. I think there was a certain modesty to Errol that was very appealing, but in some ways hid how incredibly talented and good at his craft he actually was. Great job! Kevin

  4. Anonymous

    December 6, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Welcome Tina. You have such a way with words.

  5. Anonymous

    December 6, 2009 at 8:02 am

    I like your comments, Kevin. I think EF was modest and even shy, yet he loved to shock and tease, sometimes in a mean way and sometimes very inappropriately.

  6. Anonymous

    December 6, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Kevin, thank you for your very nice comment!
    I wholeheartedly agree, Errol was extremely talented and his talent and capabilities were never exploited to the fullest. And yes, modest and shy too, which may sound unbelievable, but he was! To explain this is a subject on its own.
    This could become a nice overall discussion – getting all the different viewpoints?!? Nice talking to you, Tina

  7. Anonymous

    December 6, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Thank you Kathleen for this very nice compliment, which I appreciate very much.
    All the best to you, Tina

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    December 7, 2009 at 7:43 pm


  9. Anonymous

    December 7, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you, Patti!