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10 Feb

Who invented the Laptop?

Who else?

But Errol!

Typing away very seriously all the great news on his “Laptop” on the ZACA, which we are ever so busy searching for!
Have a great morning smile and an even greater day!

— Tina

 
 

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  1. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for the morning smile, Tina! Very clever cutting technique indeed!

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  2. Anonymous

    February 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Great photo, Tina — thanks for sharing! And it did make me smile. :-)
    How times, and technology, have changed! Yeah, I guess that typewriter could be considered to be the “laptop” of its day. I imagine Errol would've liked using one of our modern computer laptops (if he could've). I know I love my own Macbook Pro laptop — it's great! :-)

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  3. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 1:17 am

    A wonderful photo. This is the side of a very complex individual the public never saw – the avid reader and writer. This is the essence of the man. Nicely done Tina.

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  4. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Yes indeed! Well said, Tom. I really like seeing that side of Errol. It was indeed his essence. :-)

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  5. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Thank you Tom!
    It is a wonderful picture, I love it and I thought it would be nice for our Blog members to see the writing, the serious, the contemplating Errol! The man he wanted to be and be respected for.
    As you are saying – the public never saw him in this mode! It is so sad that they never accepted nor recognized him for his multi-faceted talents. They just wanted him bursting of the screen with a sword in his hand. If there ever was typecasting he was the perfect example and victim of it.
    Sometimes I wonder, if there is reincarnation and Errol would get a second chance to live – would he live his life differently?
    Good question? Would any of us?

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  6. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Aside from this picture of Errol sitting with a typewriter on the Zaca, I have only seen two other pictures of him with a typewriter. One was I think tagged by Rory as Dad, the writer, and shows Errol sitting behind a desk perhaps in Africa, or Cuba, and the other is a picture of Errol with a makeshift desk of sorts on his patio in Jamaica. This would be his house on Navy Island, I believe. Its a late night for me and I have bit of brain fog… but writing was so close to Flynn's heart and if he had not had such dynamic gifts as a star he might well have been a credible journalist or author. I wish he has penned some books about his travels in the way that I wish he had pursued more travel-adventure documentaries for television, and world-wide release. He fit that mold well…

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  7. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

    In addition, if you use the Alibris search bar at the left of most pages on the blog and put in Errol Flynn as your search term, in addition to our own Tom McNulty's bio of Flynn (Errol Flynn: the Life and Career), you will see copies of Errol's From a Lifetime of Adventure: the writings of Errol Flynn, and one of my favorite remembrances of Errol, Earl Conrad's Errol Flynn: a Memoir. I suggest if you haven't read any of these, take a look at what is available at very reasonable prices!

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  8. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    David, I was quite surprised at your statement, I thought I had seen several pictures of Errol with a typewriter. But when I browsed them, I saw that I was wrong – he was writing by hand on them. BUT there is still a fourth typewriter one: on p. 64 in “Errol Flynn Slept Here”.

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  9. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I second that. Great reads. All three of those you have referenced, David, rank among my favorites!
    Patti

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  10. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Patti, if you use the alibris search bar and find a link called Browse related authors at the bottom of the first page and click Errol Flynn the next page includes Bullet for a Star, by Stuwart Kaminsky, and also copies of Beam Ends, and Showdown. BC (before computers) I advertised in book journals all over Europe for five years to try to locate a copy of Showdown. No luck. Then my wife (at the time) was sitting in a small cafe on Whidbey Island and noticed there were bookshelves lining the walls in another room. She got up, and out of habit began scanning the titles. AND THERE IT WAS! Trembling, she asked the cafe owner if she could purchase one of his books?
    He said they were only for decoration but she could have the book for whatever price was written inside the cover! $4.00…. so I had a precious hardcover Xmas gift under the tree that year… now you can find nearly any book through such sites as alibris… or just by Googling a few key words!
    How times change, and technology changes us!

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  11. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    How true, David, without technology I would never had met any of you great guys and I would be boiling in my own juice here in Germany!

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  12. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Aresia, thanks for the added information. I do have Errol Flynn Slept here and will take a look at the page you mentioned. What I have always wanted to read is the notes Flynn and Earl Conrad made for Errol's bio MWWW's that a stenographer took down. That might be a great look into what subjects they talked about in Jamaica. I wonder what sorts of stories Flynn told Conrad that couldn't at the time be included in print! I am told that Conrad's widow threw out a lot of Conrad's papers after he died. Not vindictively, but just because these things didn't mean a lot to her.

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  13. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Hi Inga;
    Thank you – glad you like it – it's one of my favorites!
    Take care – Tina

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  14. Anonymous

    February 12, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Hi Rachel[
    I thank you!
    It is funny what you say as I so often think how happy Errol would have been with Laptop or at least with a PC, his writing would have just flown of his brain and hands. With all the correction and editing done so swiftly. He might have written book after book!
    But – one thing is for sure and I wish to be corrected – I thing there is not one actor in the world who has more books written about him than Errol. In addition that these books are hot sellers 51 years after his passing. He gave with his mentality such innumerable writing materials that author to this day publish books about him and they are selling them too. Furthermore, his book”MWWW” has been reproduced so often like no other from any actor worldwide.
    I know Errol may have wished for a different kind of success, but this alone is great success too, in particular as it kept on going after his passing to this day.
    Talking about books, I have started to collect book-covers of all the books written about him and I will publish them on the Blog one of these fine days! Plus I collecting magazine cover with Errol on the front page.
    I have to ask David if it is possible as I do not wish to depleate the memory.
    Take care til the next time.

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  15. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Hi David:
    Here is the one I used in my Errol Flynn Tribute part two “You Tube video” (I lost the picture – hence my PowerPoint picture) and I have the one Inga states is in Rory's book. I know there exists one from Jamaica where he is sitting on his Veranda, but I do not have it.
    Maybe we could get all the typewriter pictures clarified?
    Take care!
    Tina

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  16. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 12:27 am

    David, this is wonderful to have the Alibris and the iTune search buttons. There is also a third one I always use too “Abebooks”. Maybe you could get it too. They are very great sources to find books and music. All my video music I purchase from iTune.
    You do such a great job with the Blog – You are a most fabulous Gem – the Kohinoor!
    Errol was close in getting it for “More – More!”

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  17. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Boiling in your own juice – that is very funny I am laughing my head off! Great humor we all need!
    I am writing soon – I am tardy – please forgive me!
    Take care and all the best to you!
    Tina

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  18. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 3:08 am

    I can scan that typewriter photo if you want me to e-mail it. I once boiled in my own juices after a long night drinking Guinness mixed in a blender with vanilla ice-cream. But seriously, Aresia, that's a funny. You made me smile.

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  19. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 6:56 am

    I had an odd feeling that maybe one doesn't use this particular expression in English. But glad I could make you all smile! :-))

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  20. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

    No need to be sorry, Tina dear, just take all the time you need!! I wanted to include one of the pictures where I think there is a hint of a typewriter to see if it's the one David mentioned, but don't know how to…

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  21. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Yes, those notes would be very interesting for sure, David! But I think you would have to be able to read shorthand… It's a shame that they are lost, she could have given them to someone…

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  22. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Hi David,
    I am so glad you have a copy of Showdown and for $4.00! Amazing. What a great story! I think I might have gotten my copy at Alibris also! My husband went through the same thing trying to find me a copy of A Friendship of Two Adventurers as you did with Showdown. Yes, isn't it wonderful one can find these books relatively easily now thanks to the internet. Additionally, it has brought me to wonderful individuals such as yourself.

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  23. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Aresia, on the category tree to our left is a folder called How to Post. Click that and look for the How to post a picture pdf that is in that folder at the bottom of the page…
    HowtoPostaPictureontheErrolFlynnBlog.pdf

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  24. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Tina! Thanks for the kind words! Much appreciated, and may I say you are a treasure on this blog!

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  25. Anonymous

    February 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Patricia! Aren't we lucky to have found so many great people (like yourself) with an interest in dear ol' Errol Flynn? We have connections from around the world and the internet has made it all possible. I still can't believe all the things these laptops and desktop computers can do, it all moves so fast! But what fun!

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  26. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 6:26 am

    You might check Thriftbooks.com…. They have several EF books, including Buster Wiles', and it is free shipping!

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  27. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    And a few of mine, it seems!

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  28. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Which ones are yours???

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  29. Anonymous

    February 14, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    The few I noticed there were “A Cowboy Christmas”, “The Rainbow Bridge”, and “Horses Of Myth”

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  30. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 1:29 am

    A Cowboy Christmas, incidentally, is a book which Trudy and I perused long before we met you! Fantastic!

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  31. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Thanks, Tom!

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  32. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks David, but this article does not help as to how to include pictures in comments. I know some time ago Tina explained it, but I cannot find her post right now. I will have a look some day. Tina, you got 31 comments on your post, sounds like a new record!

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  33. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Aresia, I misunderstood you. This is how you add a picture within a comment:
    Make sure the Format Type under Post a comment reads HTML.
    Find the image that you want to insert. Right click on the image to get its web address. This will look similar to:
    www.website.com…
    Now add the following code:
    img src=”http://www.website.com/images/mypicture.jpg”
    To make the code invisible add a < directly in front (no space) of the i in img, and a > directly behind the ” (no space) in .jpg”
    I cannot show you this in the code I created because it would make the example invisible!
    Type the finished code directly into your comment. Note that your image might also be a .gif, for example. Use the preview button to check that it worked.
    The result when posted is:

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  34. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you again! And when the picture is on my computer, is it possible too?

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  35. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    No, you must upload the picture to the files section of the blog, or host it on another website. If it is already hosted on another website you can still find its web address by right clicking on it and using that address. In this case, you are taking the chance that the picture may become corrupted or be deleted in the future. There are free picture hosting sites on the internet to put your pictures or other files into. I am going to make a small tutorial about all this for the blog.

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  36. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Btw, I just had the dubious pleasure of having my reply to you moderated by the blog's software! Good thing for me, I am the one who approves those darn things! But we seem to have no recent visitations from our usual spammers so we live with this situation for awhile longer, I guess!

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  37. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011 at 12:21 am

    There is now a brief explanation of how to insert images/gifs, or Video into your comments.
    How to Insert Images/Video into your Comments located on the left hand side of the Main Page in the Category Tree!
    Here is an example of a Video inserted into a comment:

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  38. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Hi Inga:
    Here is another morning smile for you!

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  39. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Robert! It turns out that Thriftbooks.com… has its headquarters here in Seattle, and stocks all of the books you mentioned with your work in them! They maintain a warehouse here and in other states full of millions of books and operate only online! This is a huge operation that started in a storage room and now is worth millions of dollars!

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  40. Anonymous

    February 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Sitting quietly on a couch with a typewriter on his lap – Flynn's “essence”? In all due respect, Tom, stick with “side” – “essence” is going way too far. Flynn was Flynn for a variety of reasons, as you well know, and quiet reflection and the writing of books would then make both you and me essentially Flynn – although, I must say, I do PHYSICALLY resemble the old boy in almost every respect. Kevin

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  41. Anonymous

    February 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Oh oh, that sounds like a new discussion coming up… So, Kevin, you don't accept the idea that Flynn was essentially misunderstood by the public, that he really wanted to be somebody else instead of what the Warner publicity men made of him? Not even, at least, in his later years? Battle stations!
    Btw, I was surprised to find on facebook that you live so close to me here in Germany. Are you staying for a longer period?

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  42. Anonymous

    February 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    And how about that name of your NFL team?!

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  43. Anonymous

    February 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Hi Kevin;
    Wow – that is wonderful news! You state “I do PHYSICALLY resemble the old boy in almost every respect.
    Very interesting that is! You did not put the usual ha ha ha when quoting a joke, therefore we must assume it is true!
    I hope everybody is with me – so let's put on Errol's curiosity hat and ask for some proof! How about it old Sport?
    As David just posted the “How to post pictures into a Comment or Reply”, why maybe you give it some practice and post a picture of your gorgeous self we all could admire!
    Kevin, all the very best to you,
    Tina

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  44. Anonymous

    February 17, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    tina, you can find this gorgeous self on facebook…

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  45. Anonymous

    February 18, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Aresia – I've been living in Berlin for the past 16 years. As to your question, yes, I think Flynn has indeed been misunderstood by the public, he had many sides to him – so it's impossible to reduce him to an essence. Flynn liked that version of himself, the ruminative and scholarly minded man, but it didn't go terribly deep. When push came to shove, he set other priorities – wealth, women, booze, stardom. Earl Conrad summarized Flynn's essence with the word “elemental” – which is something of a tautology. Were I challenged to summarize Flynn's essence with a PICTURE, then I would have him on his boat, yes, but out on deck – this emblematic of his love for the sea, travel, adventure, a good yarn – and of his footloose and often irresponsible ways. Flynn just played at being an intellectual – that wasn't who he was. Kevin

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  46. Anonymous

    February 18, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Tina – of course it's true. But remember I said in “almost every respect” – just imagine Errol as short, bald, with a broken nose, elephantine ears and a pock-marked face – and you've got me! It's not so much of a stretch, is it? Kevin

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  47. Anonymous

    February 18, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Ok, here we go again. I think these are from the same series, one in colour and two with Errol just taking his jacket off:

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  48. Anonymous

    February 18, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Very interesting, Kevin. I bet you will be challenged on this view by other authors. I feel like since I only read about Errol, I am not the one to judge who he really was. But I like to believe that if he had been given the chance, he might have become the very image he had of himself.

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  49. Anonymous

    February 18, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Aresia – he had every chance ever granted to a human being to do most whatever he liked with his life – the best schools, his father the professor, the great looks, charm, resourcefulnees, unquestioned intelligence, verve, wit, energy – and he blew it. He chose the path he did – it wasn't chosen for him. I say he blew it, because Flynn himself was aware of the wasted potential. His character was the sticking point. But whose character would have triumphed in the face of that Hollywood feast which was laid before him? I would have certainly succumbed (having grown up in L.A. and still being a bit starstruck). I'm not passing moral judgment on Flynn – just trying to take his measure – as he himself did – he never kidded himself – in this way, and in many others, he was courageous – which is one of his great redeeming features. Kevin

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  50. Anonymous

    February 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Yep, he blew it… and you're not willing to blame this on the circumstances of his childhood and youth? Of course, he could go to the best schools – but would you have done some serious studying if you had been all on your own, with your parents far away? Obviously, Errol did not have the strength of character to study despite the neglect by his parents. This would have been a prerequisite for a scholarly career, which, I believe, he dreamed of, but also knew that he would not be able to pursue it – a stable environment, people who show you that they love and support you, and that's what he was missing and what, imho, made him “blow it”. Without the necessary background, he had to choose the way he chose – easy money, easy life.
    Btw, I just came across an article by Roger Carroll, entitled “Talent for Headlines”, in which the author states that everything Errol did was carefully planned, that he was doing a lot of thinking about how to create and maintain his public image. So in a way, this supports the idea that he was a very thoughtful person…

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  51. Anonymous

    February 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Kevin- I very much disagree with you. I think we all need to be a lot more humble when we try to explain Errol. I don't know what made him tick( and we'll never know), but he certainly did not have 'every choice granted to a human being'. I think there is abundant evidence that both parents were very impaired, and that Flynn's formative years were extremely lonely and not filled with much love. I think Flynn was blessed with superficial things( looks, athleticism, intelligence) ,but cursed with absence or very little of the basics. Furthermore, I would not be at all surprised if he didn't suffer from biologic maladies which no one appreciated in his day( possibly attention deficit disorder, genetic substance abuse, mood disorder). I think one of the things that stands out about him is how hard he tried to combat many of these invisible foes.
    Aresia- Can you steer me toward the Roger Carroll article? His premise would not surprise me a bit. Thanks, Kevin Kiernan

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  52. Anonymous

    February 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Okay, I've said my piece – I'll just end by positing that if you had to locate Flynn's essential self-assigned identity in any one place it would not be Hollywood (of course) or Tasmania or Sydney or Mulholland Farm or Paris or Mallorca or even the Zaca or Sirocco I & II but . . . New Guinea. Those years were his most formative, and the young man he was at that time comes closest to answering, I think, the question as to the quintessential Flynn (and yes, I'll admit, part of that NG experience was the taking up of serious book-study – but I'm thinking of the larger picture). Kevin

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  53. Anonymous

    February 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I just sent you the article, Kevin, as I don't know if it's been published somewhere.

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  54. Anonymous

    February 19, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I can't believe it – 53 comments to my post “Errol invented the laptop”! That is amazing – thank you !

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  55. Anonymous

    February 19, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Dear Inga and Kevin!
    Your discussions are wonderful and most interesting as each of you expressing your opinions. May it be the essence, the enigma or the great mystery about Errol – did you ever consider his birth sign?
    Born under the sign of Gemini is also quite revealing to his nature, despite the inherited make up of his mother. Maybe this is of interest to both of you and our fellow members.
    Errol was born under the sign of Gemini, which is ruled by the planet Mercury! Wow – and why do we wonder?!? Read between the lines! Could we say, “Errol explained once and for all”?
    To explain Mercury: In ancient Roman mythology, Mercury (and his Greek equivalent, Hermes) was the Messenger God. He was associated with travel and transportation. He was a communicator, quick-witted and inventive, but he could also be a smooth-talker and get bored easily. As a Planet, Mercury is androgynous; Gemini is the masculine (or day) half and Virgo the feminine (or night). Both Signs rule by words and logic, not emotion!
    Being born under this sign one is never bored with a Gemini! They are vivacious and charming to no ends! They love being with people, they never want to be alone! Being alone is like a punishment! A Gemini loves to converse! They are fascinated with gathering as much information as possible, and their facility as communicators — both written and verbal — arises from this need. Bright and quick-witted, they display great imagination and tend to be very expressive. They love to learn!
    They love to ask questions because they have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge; moreover, they have an enormous sense of curiosity. They gain information from such a wide variety of sources that would amaze anybody at anytime. For them an encyclopedia is just as good as a co-worker who is recounting a gossip. Or as by Errol’s words “Entering a Brothel is the same as entering a museum”, same curiosity applies.
    They have a dual nature and are skilled at seeing both sides of a problem, but they may also be fickle and restless. They are adaptable and able to tackle multiple tasks simultaneously, and they know how to reason with people, but they may lack follow-through or seem ungrateful.
    The sign of Gemini is an intellectual sign. Errol definitely gave this aspect a good try and succeeded as an autodidact to a large extent.
    They tend not to live in the emotional realm, though friends still trust their advice in emotional matters. A Gemini loves to discuss emotions because they are very emotional. However, a Gemini doesn't see any real need for the emotions in general. In love, a Gemini will seem very romantic, but has no problem talking themselves out of love quickly. The idea of love and romance is so much more appealing than the real commitment.
    The Gemini love of communication and their vast knowledge makes them great with people. They will use their people skills to persuade others. They have the gift of influence. Think of the one thing you absolutely don't need and they will sell it to you and that can come in any variety shape or form – use your imagination. Spend some time with a Gemini and you'll probably walk away thinking you absolutely need to have it and now! If ever there was a sign that could sell the Brooklyn Bridge, it is a Gemini. I think Errol could have done it!
    Gemini loves change and lots of variety – they keep everybody hopping! A Gemini will become bored and restless if stuck in the same place or situation for too long. They love freedom and traveling to different countries. They find true joy in the journey itself. They also love working on multiple tasks, usually leaving quite a few unfinished. Always having plans, but a lack the focus! There is always something different – still to do or to see on the horizon, which is more important at that moment. There is always “Don’t you see how hard I work, but I must nourish my many other interests”! I cannot miss out on this or that!
    People born under the Twins actually love to have more than one of everything in their lives, not just jobs. This includes careers and lovers. After all, “twin” means “two.” Maybe more than two!
    The Twins are adaptable and versatile, which comes in handy since they have that love of change. They love to be around many different kinds of people and situations. Often the Gemini-born are drawn to the arts, such as theatre or creative writing. They excel in sports like tennis, swimming, diving; they love the sun and water.
    A Gemini is lively and energetic, with a witty sense of humor.
    Though highly intellectual, they aren't known for their deep understanding due to the regrettable drawback to become bored to easily. They grasp the initial information about a subject extremely quickly, and then move on. They become frustrated if those around them do not absorb information as fast as they do because that means they must spend longer on one subject with them than they would prefer.
    They are usually seen as upbeat, yet they do have an “evil-twin.” Though only revealed to those closest to them, they can be moody, depressed and discouraged. They often become sarcastic when upset.
    They are utterly charming and congenial, and they often have many friends and acquaintances in all areas of their lives. If they aren't careful, they may appear to be scheming or gossipy, but they are not! Their facility in adapting to new challenges may seem like opportunism. Their interest in numerous subjects shows they are adaptable and curious, but they may seem like they lack concentration of have difficulty making decisions. If they learn to focus and use their intellect in one area they tend to be very successful.
    They suffer from a short attention span!
    Their many interests, however, makes them entertaining and stimulating conversationalists with a carefree and unpredictable twist.
    In their leisure time, they tend to enjoy pairing up with a partner for recreation. They often have a fondness for tennis. Their love for conversation ensures that leisurely dinners with friends are highly enjoyable for them, and their inquisitive and literary orientation means they enjoy mentally challenging pursuits as well. In love relationships, Gemini is caring, flirtatious, and playful.
    Gemini rules the collarbone, the arms and hands, the lungs, and the nervous system. People born under Gemini may suffer from wrist problems, such as carpal-tunnel syndrome, respiratory ailments, and nervous conditions more often than people born under other Signs.
    Gemini's colors are sky blue, the color of Air (Gemini is an Air sign) and water. And Errol loved the colour blue!
    There is great strength for the Gemini-born in their intellectual and conversational skills. They can analyze difficult ideas and communicate them clearly to others. Their many interests put them among the most fascinating characters of the Zodiac.
    This information has not grown on my green grass it is through experience with people born under the sign of Gemini.
    Have fun reading – it is long I know, but it sheds light on our beloved Errol!

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  56. Anonymous

    February 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    And that's why we are all glad to have you back!

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  57. Anonymous

    February 19, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Dear Kevin – you are very funny!
    But, now that I saw your picture you are a fine specimen of a man!
    Having good humor is ever so wonderful!
    Take care!

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  58. Anonymous

    February 19, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Hi Kevin;
    The other Kevin has a good point seen from a logical point of view, as most people would see it. “What's wrong with this guy – he had everything others would wish they just had a fraction of it”.
    But – I have to agree with you – wholeheartedly!
    When a person is psychological impaired as a child the repercussions are lifelong, even with treatments, which Errol did not have as he tried to hide that side of himself, people suffer from that abuse for ever. His self-worth was damaged to a degree that all the good things in his life were less important. Yes, he enjoyed the fruits of his labor, but he was always running to find something which was missing in his soul!
    As Vincent Sherman once said to him “Errol, you can do things no other actor can do” and Errol replied “Yeah – so what's that”. Of course this can be understood in more ways than one, but nevertheless it a profound statement.
    Through these bad childhood experience he became a very complex man, plus the influences of being born as a Gemini, plus inheriting some of his mother's character is enough to give him the complexity he is known for.
    Kevin, you size up Errol very well!
    Take care!

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  59. Anonymous

    February 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you so much Kathleen! I appreciate your comment very much!
    I hope all is well with you and your family is recuperating nicely!
    Here the same thing – things are looking up!
    Take care!

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  60. Anonymous

    February 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Hi Inga:
    Could you be so kind and e-mail me this article too? I would love to read it.

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  61. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Dear Tina, very interesting indeed, a wonderful character analysis and very thoroughly done. I have a French horoscope from the 1950s which confirms what you're saying in many respects. However, I think I know quite some people to whom these descriptions would fit, I could even claim some characteristics for myself… The “problem” is that such things, applied after a person's death, always seem to match. So I'm a little doubtful about horoscopes and the generalisation of certain characteristics, but I certainly don't want to doubt your experiences!
    Back to the French mag: They even displayed Errol's astrological chart:

    Here are some more facts from it (sorry if I don't get the technical terms right):
    conjunction of Pluto and the Sun = well-developed intuition, in combination with Mercury -> open for adventures, desire for change
    Sun + Venus – artistic nature, success assured by Jupiter and Mars
    love for water < Venus as water sign presence of Venus in Cancer: tenacious, but rather superficial feelings, lots of emotions and a desire for new experiences, but also the desire to "legalise" his love (they say that's why he married several times). They go on by analysing the stars during the moment of Errol's wedding to Lili and Nora. At the time the horoscope was made, he had just announced his proposal to La Ghika, and the stars were very favourable to this wedding... well... Also, concerning his artistic success, they state that he has not yet reached the summit, that there is more to come. He could have reached the "maximum" between 1951 and 1953, and then again he would be very lucky after 1955, especially in 1956, with a possible decline from 1961 onwards. An unforeseen accident was likely to happen soon if Errol was not careful enough...

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  62. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Tina – you are too kind. And in my experience the women who offer up such undeserved but generous words tend to be highly attractive themselves (all the rest of you – please pardon the brazen flirting) – Kevin

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  63. Anonymous

    February 21, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Hi Inga;
    I have a horoscope somewhere of Errol too! I should have a look for it – might be interesting.
    What I stated was only the characteristics of a Gemini in general, yet funny enough how much one can relate to Errol! Not that I am a great believer in horoscopes, but some things do fit with the Zodiac signs. If one wants to get deeper into it there is so much to consider with all the constellations of what was where at the time of ones birth.
    I just put it on the blog for our members to see that not only his childhood experiences but Errol's Zodiac sign also has something to do with his complex character. One could discuss that subject until
    hell freezes over and still there would be loopholes.
    Take care!

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  64. Anonymous

    February 21, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    True, Tina, and it IS certainly amazing how much of it fits. The French horoscope makes use of the constellations, too, but obviously, the interpretation went a little wrong in some respects. Take care as well!

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  65. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Hi Kevin;
    There is no undeserved generosity; I meant every word of it because it's true! In addition, you now top your qualities of being a most charming flirting cavalier! I am sure the lady or ladies in your life must love it and so do I!
    Thanks you – Tina

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