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10 May

Flynn is the only movie star that I find just as interesting in him as in his films. Other stars like Sean Connery for example, it’s really all about his films and nothing about his personal life. But with Flynn, ever since I purchased his book MWWW way back in the mid 70’s I find him just as interesting if not more than his film characters. I still think that it would make a great mini series combining all the books written about him from MWWW on. “A Memoir” by Earl Conrad maybe my favorite but there are a few others I don’t have yet. Conrad’s book always makes me feel that I am a fly on the wall or a mute sitting next to them. Any one else feel the same about Flynn or do you enjoy other stars as well? We always run the risk about finding out something bad that would spoil a lifetime of pleasure since all hero’s seem to have clay feet. Like I said I am a Flynn geek. Who else but a geek has this framed on his wall. I purchased it for 5 bucks but ended up spending a fortune for the frame around 70. Look’s cool though.
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— twinarchers

 
 

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  1. Gentleman Tim

    May 10, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Flynn’s the Man, twinarchers, no doubt about it! Who the hell cares what Valentino, or Olivier, or Cary Grant, or Marlon Brando, or any of the others did. They were all Hollywood. Flynn belonged to the Universe. Flynn’s the Man for us Men! And evidentily many women feel the same way. Flynn was the real deal.

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    • Tina

      May 14, 2014 at 5:09 am

      What a nice picture, I love it, but what a fatal day – August 1st 1941.
      This was the day Peggy Satterlee was on the yacht. She was there as a Peter Stackpole, Life Magazine photographer, a sort of model with her sister for publicity shots to be taken. That is sure a day Errol should have stayed at home!

       
      • Gentleman Tim

        May 14, 2014 at 7:50 am

        A tremendous photo indeed, Tina – technically, visually & perhaps allegorically. Maybe this was Errol at his very peak, flying as close to the sun as he (or any man) has ever been. Here’s Icarus, who went Flyin’ Like Flynn:

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        • Tina

          May 14, 2014 at 8:27 pm

          Yeah, Icarus got his wings burned and so did poor Errol!

           
        • errolsfan1130

          May 15, 2014 at 2:06 am

          My god. You got a great photo filled with metaphors. What do those naked women symbolize in Errol’s life? Hard question?

           
  2. Lollie

    May 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I agree 100%,Errol Flynn really is the man! I am just a new Errol fan,but I love him and his movies.I have never liked or been interested in any other actor anywhere near as much as Errol,he is my #1 favourite.I can watch his movies over and over and they are always fun and exciting.He is the only actor I have liked who I am interested in his life off screen also.His real life is even more amazing than any of his characters on screen.He is a brilliant actor and looked to be a genuinely lovely,funny and very talented man.I love how he loved animals so much too.He makes me happy. :D

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    • errolsfan1130

      May 10, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      Errol is my number one man too. I am a true fan because I simply love him, admire him, have a compassion for him (for his tragedy). He is male beauty personified. At his prime, he was so vivid, vital and full of life. I don’t think 2-dimensional photo can do him justice. One has to see him in 3-dimensional such as films to capture his persona and his “ridiculous” good look. Yes, he was ridiculously, criminally handsome. That’s New York Times critic states when commenting on Errol in Captain Blood that he is criminally handsome.

       
      • errolsfan1130

        May 11, 2014 at 12:12 am

        I may add. Since I am a true fan, he also makes me sad every time I think of how his life ended–he was literally committing a slow suicide. A shinny light suddenly vanished. A tragedy in hindsight could have prevented. His life taught me about the cruelty of life and cruelty of human nature, and the fickleness and ephemerality of something beautiful and rare. To me, Errol was like a rare and beautiful bird, which should have been cherished. But Hollywood, a crude and cruel place, might not be a place for such creature.

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          May 11, 2014 at 6:31 am

          I agree errolsfan. No matter how many birds that Hollywood receives, they, out of egotism & envy, will never fully & properly acknowledge or tribute Errol Flynn’s greatness.

           
          • errolsfan1130

            May 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm

            Why count on Hollywood? As far as I am concerned, it is the duty of us, his fans, to keep his legacy alive. At least I will do my share of duties, proudly (or fluently?).

             
          • Tina

            May 14, 2014 at 8:34 pm

            TCM the movie channel honors Errol. His name or pictures come up often in there channel advertizing and every month Errol’s movies are shown persistently. I love TCM!

             
 
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