Archive for May, 2010

The June 2010 Docklines from the Errol Flynn Marina!

29 May

The new Docklines from our friends at The Errol Flynn Marina is now available… enjoy!

— David DeWitt


Nice Reading

25 May

Nothing new, but reads well and seems to be carefully written. Enjoy, if you haven't before (cuz it's ooold).…

— Inga


Crowe's Robin Hood Reviews coming in…

22 May

These are some links to reviews of the new Ridley Scott Robin Hood sent to me by my long time pen pal Suzy…

By now everyone knows that Ridley Scott's Robin Hood isn't very good. First the French learned it, at Cannes, and then the rest of the world learned it, through the usual non-Cannes channels. With many bad movies, it's hard to determine where, exactly, things went wrong. Plenty of so-so scripts are ……May 20 6:51 PM
In theaters ROBIN HOOD, directed by Ridley Scott, written by Brian Helgeland, 131 minutes, rated PG-13. The best thing that can be said about the new Ridley Scott movie, “Robin Hood,” is …

Bangor Daily NewsMay 20 3:49 PM

The concept of “rob from the rich and give to the poor” has been a popular one in America in times of economic trouble. One would think reinventing the character who first embodied that ideal would be a surefire way to energize the masses, but if the new rendition of “Robin Hood” is any indication, it just isn’t worth the effort.

Craig Daily PressMay 20 3:24 PM

— David DeWitt


We Welcome New Author Sergio Albuixech to The Errol Flynn Blog!

22 May

I am pleased to announce our Newest Author, Sergio Albuixech to The Errol Flynn Blog! Sergio lives in Spain and says he will post some information about Flynn's life in his country… Sergio, Welcome to The Errol Flynn Blog! We look forward to your posts and thoughts…


— David DeWitt


A Question of Accent

18 May

Ok, this might be going to be a bit dry, but have you ever thought about why Lili pronounced “Flynn” as “Fleen”? As 1/4 of a linguist, I became interested in this question, and here's what I found out.

Even though I never heard Lili speak, I believe she did not say “Fleen” directly. You probably know that in your English language, you have got two i-sounds: a short one as used for “Flynn”, written something like this in phonetics: [ı], and a long one, like in “seen”, represented as [i:].

Now in the French language, there is nothing like this – the poor French have only one single i-sound, represented as [i]. Its length is something in the middle of the two English sounds, but supposedly, for English-American ears, it sounds like a long [i:]. That's why Errol probably chose the spelling of “Fleen” to represent Lili's accent.

— Inga


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Errolivia Mashup and Olivia Article

12 May

Hey Flynnatics,

I have attatched a mash up of photos from off set of 'Captain Blood' with Errol and Olivia, and i was wondering if anyone has any more photo's taken from this photoshoot offset?

Also here is an Article on Olivia, which about a 3rd of the way through she talks of Errol. Also it include a fantastic photo of Olivia taken recently by Bryan Adams…random, yes i know!…

Many Thanks,


— Sam


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Standing On The Beach Where……..

11 May

 …..Captain Levasseur was run through by Captain Blood! The denouement occurred out on that very jetty to the left.


— Robert


‘New Biography With Chapter On Errol Flynn’

11 May

I wish to bring attention to a brand new book on the life of actress/model Jeanne Carmen who appeared in the Errol Flynn movie “Too Much, Too Soon” (1958).

The book is currently available from… under the title “Jeanne Carmen: My Wild, Wild Life” written by her son Brandon James based on her diaries.   I have not read this book as of yet, but am impressed that it has 562 pages, and therefore not a  piece of fluff.

Ms. Carmen writes about her adventures with Errol Flynn during the making of the film although they have no scenes together in it.  In fact Jeanne Carmen appears late in the story after John Barrymore’s death as a beautiful, buxom blonde stripper named ‘Tassles’ who works in the burlesque theatre with a rapidly fading Diana Barrymore.

I had the great pleasure of meeting Jeanne Carmen at several collectible shows and found her to be an intelligent, still beautiful-looking, eloquent woman with a great sense of humor.   She was the subject of a “E! Channel True Hollywood Story” and insisted to me that the story she related on Errol Flynn on the show was indeed true.  When I asked her about Flynn her first words were an emphatic “I liked him!”

She said that while they were shooting her striptease dance at Warner Brothers (which only lasts for a few seconds on screen) , Mr. Jack L. Warner himself sat in the front row cheering her on, and grinning from ear-to-ear like a naughty school boy.

Jeanne Carmen had definite opinions on te death of Marilyn Monroe which she said was a homicide not a suicide.  This is a major part of her book.   She even told me that while visiting Marilyn in 1962, she answered the front door and was shocked to see the U.S. Attorney-General Bobby Kennedy standing there and let him in!

Has anyone on this great blog site purchased and read this book as of yet?

If yes, then how about a book review for the rest of us?

So far the customer reviews for “Jeanne Carmen: My Wild, Wild Life” on Amazon have been positive.

Best Wishes

Ralph Schiller

— Ralph Schiller


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There is only one Robin Hood, Russ. Deal with it.

07 May
Honestly. This guy needs a major glass of “shaddupyouryap” juice.

— Elayna


Back to Romy

06 May

Hello everyone,

I tried to find out more about Errol and Romy Schneider and contacted the owners of a fan site of Romy. They sent me two further pictures and also said that the encounter must have taken place in 1957 at the Berlinale because that was when they met for sure. So unless somebody finds out anythin new, let's assume it's the truth.

I'm off for the weekend now – hope you enjoy yours!


— Inga


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