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Sean Flynn 70th Birthday!

03 Jun

I just read the post of ILIKEFLYNN and he /she reminded us that Sean's 70 Birthday was on May 31st.
We all forgot to honor Errol's son with an appropriate post!  I for one hold my head in shame, I feel guilty to have forgotten about it.
I like to remedy this situation by posting this remembrance in the name of ILIKEFLYNN and myself, who is unable to place this post him/ herself and who wishes to join us!

It was May 31st 1941 when Sean Leslie Flynn son of Errol Flynn cried out for the first time and grew into a most handsome young man standing 6'3″ tall and equally handsome as his father! He too ventured into a movie carrier and made quite a few movies, but decided that the movie business it not quite his forte.

Tracking back, baby Sean grew into a thoughtful, sensitive, kind and intuitive child and teenager who had to endure the sadness, as any
child would, being separated from his father. Every child wishes to be
part of his parents on a continual basis and in Sean's life it was only conceivable at intervals, yet Errol was with him as often as allowed and humanly possible.  When ever son and
father were together they had great and memorable times. They loved each
other! In our days we call it “Quality Time”, they had that with certainty.
Errol made sure of that, he loved his son ever so dearly.

Needless to say, Sean inherited his father's sense of adventure and the risk taking bravery, which ventured him into a carrier of covering the most treacherous war in Vietnam and Cambodia. He became a war photographer and correspondent for Life Magazine, which ended his life much to early and extremely tragical. To this day his sister Rory tries to find his remains! A heart-wrenching story of a young man who should have lived to tell his story!

I am sure we all wish to remember and commemorate Sean and celebrate the life he lived! Please join ILIKEFLYNN and me with your heartfelt comments to praise Sean's short but ever so worthwhile and courageous life!

ILIKEFLYNN and I wish you all never to suffer tragedy only to experience the happiness of life it can offer!

— Tina

 
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  1. Anonymous

    June 3, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Thank you both for this moving post. Some time ago, I contacted a young woman from Berlin via facebook, and she told me she had discovered the last footage ever shot of Sean. It used to be on youtube, but is no longer, but she also mentioned ina.fr. I browsed it and found the video. Please have a look at it. The footage of Sean is at the very end, from about 2.00 min onwards. It is the last time he was seen alive. I found this particularly touching.
    www.ina.fr/video/CAF96061434/le-cambodge.fr.html…

     
  2. Anonymous

    June 3, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Thanks to you all for putting this touching post onto to the blog! I have invited ILIKEFLYNN to become our newest Author on the blog am awaiting her reply! The video of Sean is indeed rare and is quite hard to watch, really…

     
  3. Anonymous

    June 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you Tina and Aresia! I am most grateful for the posting as I am not yet able to post at this moment, as I am not yet an “author”! Yes, after reading different interviews given by Sean Flynn about his old man you can see how conflicted he was. Before his father passed and Sean was still young he spoke of Errol with love, but as Sean grew older and was trying to make a name for himself there was a slight bitterness in his tone. He would say things like, he did not know his old man that well, which was all right with him because his old man did not know him that well either. Also the video was of Sean telling the French video crew not to venture further. They remember his warning well, as his warning saved their lives. Oh and David, ILKEFLYNN will reply as soon as he has decided he may have something more to contribute, but I did receive your message and hope to contribute more soon. Thank you one and all.–A. R.

     
  4. Anonymous

    June 3, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Hi A. R.
    You are very welcome and I hope you join us soon!
    Take care,
    Tina

     
  5. Anonymous

    June 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Your profile says your name is Angel but I had not thought this might also be a male name! Is it? All I need to hear from you is that you wish to become an Author and I will set your privileges. I assume Angel is ILIKEFLYNN? We expect one person to be associated with each Author Profile as a rule. But posting is always voluntary and it doesn't matter how long it may take you to post something!

     
  6. Anonymous

    June 4, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Yes, David. In Hispanic culture which is my background my first name is considered a name for males, which is what I am. I am aware that other cultures see it as a female name. Let's just say it is one of those names that can be viewed as both for males and females, like the name Jordan or Tracy or Stacy. Your previous email to me said there was no hurry, at least that is what I understood. So, Okay I wish to become an Author. So I guess I will be looking forward to reading the materials you described. I see this is a very familial and friendly blog, but for now I would just like to be referred to as–A. R.

     
  7. Anonymous

    June 4, 2011 at 4:10 am

    A.R., I meant that posting was something that was not done in a hurry, but usually I like to get a new Author's privileges set right away before I forget to do it! You can take your time with the how-to material I will send you links to, and post anytime you have time or something to post – I hope that clears up what I meant to say? Very happy to have you here!

     
 
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