Well wishes for the Legendary RICK DODD!

25 Jun

In a personal email to me from our own Brian Twist, Bri tells me the new about the legendary Rick Dodd. Brian explains this news so well that I am quoting him here for us all…

“One other thing David – I would appreciate it greatly if you could post
something at the blog about Rick Dodd. I rang Rick today… I usually
ring every 4-5 weeks or so. I was going to go and visit him in the next
couple of weeks or so. He is very ill… and has just had a heart
attack. He sounded very weak on the phone, which broke my heart as he is
so very lively even at his age. He is the most amazing person I have
ever met… so kind… so eager to hear all on Flynn. He lives and
breathes Flynn… but in a very positive way. I passed onto him good
wishes in your name, and Karl’s… Jack’s and Robert Florczak’s… that
really made his day to know that he is thought of among the Flynn
community. Could you please post a blog entry for him and ask for
prayers and wishes. I can’t tell you enough what a great friend he is to
me and how it hurts so much to know that he is not his usual
full-of-life and sprightly self. I know that people at the blog know who
Rick is… and would spare a thought and prayer for him.”

Of course, we all offer Rick our prayers and well wishes for a complete recovery from his heart attack and to let him know how much he is respected in the Flynn community all over the world…

I am certain the first book I ever opened about Errol Flynn after reading My Wicked, Wicked Ways and wanting to learn more had several picture in it from the famous Rick Dodd Collection. This is a common experience among many Flynn fans over the years and I was always excited to see them!

Then to hear what a fine gentleman he is from so many people was an added blessing.

All the best, Rick…



David DeWitt


— David DeWitt


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  1. Anonymous

    June 26, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Rick has been a good friend for many years and my thoughts and prayers are with him now. Thank you for posting this.

  2. Anonymous

    June 26, 2011 at 5:30 am

    I will keep in my prayers, too.

  3. Anonymous

    June 26, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Hi Tom,
    I know you and Rick are very good friends, he speaks of you often when I visit and has showed me some of the beautiful albums of Flynn photos that you have put together for him over the years. I love to see his face light up when he see's anything on Errol Flynn that is new to him.
    I feel very, very fortunate to have spent time with Rick in that famous den of his, even though Rick sold off the vast majority of his collection years ago, you can still feel the presence of the great swashbuckler in every corner.
    Rick asked after you yesterday Tom and asked about the Errol Flynn Blog and the Zaca group. It is a great shame that he feels he is a little too old to attempt to enter the world of computer technology. I took my laptop down with me the last time I went to visit and showed him the blog and the Zaca, very briefly, he would have loved to had access to these kind of Flynn communities in his younger days. Looking on that now it makes me realise how fortunate we are to have the blog and to have easy access to fellow Flynn enthusiasts.
    best wishes,

  4. Anonymous

    June 26, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Hi Inga,
    I am going to ring Rick again in a couple of weeks time and I will pass on your good wishes. I did in fact mention you to hmi when we spoke about the blog… and of course I mentioned Tina. I couldn't speak of the blog without mentioning you two.
    Thank you for your prayers.
    best wishes,

  5. Anonymous

    June 26, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Thank you, Brian, I really hope he will recover soon and fully.

  6. Anonymous

    June 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. Patti