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75th Anniversary of Robin Hood Video!

15 May

With Special Thanks to Tim Reid who says:

My goal is to show how spectacular a guy her Errol Flynn was – as a man, an adventurer, an athlete, and actor, and a father!  He really did bring great color to this world, and he should be forever remembered wonderfully for that!

 

— David DeWitt

 
 

HAPPY 75TH!

14 May

ADV. OF ROBIN HOOD POSTER

Seventy-five years ago today, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” made its premiere and the rest is history!–A. R.

— ILIKEFLYNN

 
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Made in iTelly

06 May

Tell in action

My dear fellow Flynn fans,

 

I came acoss some very interesting, little known facts  in Italian newspapers while researching fo my William Tell- book project.

 

Did you kow that…

…Errol wanted his son Sean to play the part of Tell`s son Jimmy?

…Jack Cardiff endorsed his choice?

…but casting director Michal Waszynski opted for Fellini disciple Guido Martufi?

…that the final battle scenes on horseback (full not empty horses!) were filmed first?

…that a helicopter was sceduled to film these?

…an avalanche was to be set off Mount Blanc for the dramatic film ending?

…Errol`s skyblue car, a Frazer Nash, was guided by a chauffeur named Erich?

…that it was called “la freccia azzura di Guglielmo Tell” (skyblue arrow of William Tell) by local town people of Courmayeur?

…it was seized first by local authorities for unpaid hotel bills, mostly long distance telefon calls?

…that he luckily had another set of wheels, since he had purchased a Mercedes Benz in Germany that year?

…that Errol planed to star in Jules Verne`s “Michel Strogoff” in one of his next movies?

 

If so, bravo! If not, so didn`t I.

All the best,

 

 

 

— shangheinz

 

The Errol Flynn Handbook!

05 May
The Errol Flynn Handbook By Emily Smith

The Errol Flynn Handbook
By Emily Smith

Book Description:
Publication Date: April 5, 2013

Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (20 June 1909 – 14 October 1959) was an Australian actor. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1942.

This book is your ultimate resource for Errol Flynn. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Errol Flynn’s Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Errol Flynn, Adventures of Don Juan, Australia, Australian Crawl, Bette Davis, Beverly Aadland, Captain Blood (1935 film), Charles Chauvel (filmmaker), Charles Higham (biographer), Cuban Rebel Girls, David Bret, David Niven, Dolores del Río, Duncan Regehr, Earl Conrad, Errol Flynn (album), Errol Flynn filmography, Fandral, Flynn (film), Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Four’s a Crowd, Frederick McEvoy, Front Page Challenge, Gone with the Wind (film), Green Light (1937 film), Guy Pearce, Hermann Erben, Hobart, Hollywood Cricket Club, Hotel Georgia (Vancouver), In like Flynn, In the Wake of the Bounty, Jamaica, John Barrymore…and more pages!

Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.

Courtesy of Karl Holmberg

— David DeWitt

 
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May 2013 Rock-itt Magazine is live!

04 May

Dear Rock-itt readers

The May issue of The Rock-itt is now online. Click on the link to go straight to the magazine to read the latest in Northern Beaches music, entertainment, sport and our recent Animal Rights section.

The Rock-itt Magazine!

Cheers
Pete
editor/publisher

— David DeWitt

 
 
 
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