Hi here are some pics I have not seen before. Genene.

16 Apr

— tassie devil


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  1. Inga

    April 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing, they are lovely!

  2. Mary Ann

    April 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    These are interesting and I have never seen this pictures before. Thank u for posting these, Genene.

  3. David DeWitt

    April 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    It’s nice to see Curtiz smiling!


    April 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Great pics. I can see that most of them were taken about the time Flynn was working on “Captain Blood”, but there is one at the very top left column which appears to be from a different period than the others, (Flynn has what appears to be a Union officer’s jacket draped over his shoulders.) Any one know for sure?
    I found most interesting the one with Flynn, Damita and Curtiz.
    Something that’s puzzled me is the fact that Curtiz and Damita were married yet I don’t believe I have seen it mentioned in any of the bios, (with the exception of the most recent ones, “Errol Flynn Slept Here” and “Errol and Olivia.”) Have I merely overlooked something?
    –A. R.


      April 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      The line above should read …yet I don’t believe I have ever seen it mentioned in any of the bios… (Sorry, I am not that computer literate and I could not figure out how to edit my omission once I posted it.).–A. R.

      • David DeWitt

        April 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        A.R. You can edit your posted comment by going to Dashboard and then clicking Comments. You will be able to edit any comment you made using the edit tools that appear when you hover your mouse under the comment body!

    • Inga

      April 17, 2012 at 5:34 am

      The picture on top left is from Virginia City. We have discussed the Damita-Curtiz marriage before and it was said that this was merely an urban myth – they never were married.

    • Inga

      April 17, 2012 at 6:14 am

      Plus I would say that number 3 and 4 counted from the top are not from Captain Blood either. Perfect Specimen?

    • themainflynnman

      April 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      The Damita/Curtiz marriage hasn’t been officially confirmed (as far as I know) so I would assume that is why it isn’t mentioned.
      I spoke to Gerry Connolly about this a few years ago (Connolly was, and maybe still is, working on a biography of Damita) and I got the impression from him that it was true and that he had evidence of it being true.

      • Inga

        April 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

        Mr Fegerl said it was a myth and definitely not true…

        • themainflynnman

          April 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

          Hi Inga,

          What drew Mr.Fegerl to the conclusion that it definitely wasn’t true?
          I wish I could say more about Gerry Connolly but he was very cryptic, understandably so. As I say, he left me with the impression that it was true.

          • Inga

            April 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

            Hi Brian, he gave a few reasons but I must look for my notes to find them. But he definitely said it was nonsense.

            • themainflynnman

              April 23, 2012 at 8:38 am

              Have you had chance to look over those notes yet, Inga?

              • Inga

                April 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm

                No, I’m too piled up with work right now, sorry.

  5. tassie devil

    April 17, 2012 at 7:26 am

    The pic with e bay scan on it is from Dawn patrol Genene.The next one just say’s Errol Chatting.

    • themainflynnman

      April 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Love the Dawn Patrol photograph and it’s one I don’t have Damn!! Is it still listed on e-bay, Genene? If so could you post me a link?

  6. tassie devil

    April 17, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I would love to know the number myself as I got these from a great friend of mine who lives in Melbourne. Member of our society. Genene


    April 20, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Here is an item that I think will be found interesting. After the response to my question re: how was it that several Flynn biographers could miss the marriage of Damita and Curtiz.. I found this item on the website for the book, “Errol and Olivia”. The author of that tome had included the marriage as fact in his book and was then questioned by none other than Rudy Behlmer as to where he got his information and he answered, “Wikipedia and the IMDB.”
    His response I believe was ‘just because it’s on the internet doesn’t make it true.” Knowing that there are some errors on the IMDB and because they do not list any reference sources, it is hard to ascertain where they obtained their info, and therefore its validity must be questioned.–A. R.

    • Inga

      April 20, 2012 at 5:26 am

      Exactly what we discussed before. You should find the discussion in the blog archives.


        April 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm

        Thank you, Inga, As a neophyte to this blog I am not aware of the history of its discussions. I only hope that one day I can return the favor and tell you where to go.–A. R.

        • Inga

          April 21, 2012 at 5:35 am

          Of course you are not familiar, but I mentioned that we did discuss it.

          • Inga

            April 21, 2012 at 5:39 am

            A simple archive search might have proved successful. I would also have repeated the points for you. But it often seems to me that you do not bother to read the answers one gave you to the questions you asked. It was sometimes the case that you commented, and a blog member answered, but you did not seem to bother to read the answers or answer the questions that were asked to you in return. Sorry.

            • David DeWitt

              April 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

              Sometimes subjects get revisited and nobody is expected to have read all the posts or discussions that have gone on before but it is not a bad idea and can be fun using the search feature to look up what is in the archives. We know that one snarky comment often deserves another, and its human to respond in kind but if you read the blog rules we don’t allow this sort of conflict to get out of hand – I think we are starting to go down the wrong road, and I reply here to Inga simply because she is the last make a remark. Most of the time, these types of comments are the result of a misinterpretation – I hope we can let this dust settle a little and chalk it up to the occasional bump in the road on an otherwise clear and smooth highway…

              • Inga

                April 21, 2012 at 11:10 am


                • Inga

                  April 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

                  It was just that I felt: why am I replying to posts if nobody cares anyway.

                  • ILIKEFLYNN

                    April 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

                    I do appreciate your responses to my post. I believed in my post I was contributing. You must understand that I am amazed at how much knowledge about Flynn many of you have that I don’t.
                    For the record I did try the search engine, but using the phrase “Damita/Curtiz marriage” it returned a “no post found” response and after several different tries, I was at a lost as to how else to reword my search to find the the particular posts.
                    But I don’t understand you remark about not responding to questions put to me. Also I do thank anyone answering one of my questions when I see the post and when I have time to respond.–A. R.

                    • Inga

                      April 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm

                      Here is the thread:…
                      I think a few comments are missing, but am not sure about this.
                      As for the reactions, there were a few comments, I think by Tina some time ago, and also by myself, where tried to answer one of your question or just reacted to something you wrote, without a further answer, but it really doesn’t matter. I apologise for any hurt feelings I caused.


    April 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you, Inga. You have been most helpful.
    Apparently we have just gone over one of those bumps on the highway David mentioned.
    So as Errol might say, “Bung ho”! Here’s to less “bumpy” roads in the future!–A. R.