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Exquite, fabulous write-up about Errol!

24 May

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Ladies and Gentlemen!
I have read a lot of Errol in my lifetime and that is an extremely long time as I am most likely the oldest of you all, but this here link is THEE BEST EVER reportage about Errol I found today and that by the sheerest accidents through an e-mail from my daughter with a blog link on an entirely different subject.
Of course I always click around an voila there was Errol!

Without further ado here is the link:
lalalandhistory.blogspot.ca/2013/07/the-reel-reals-errol-flynn.html…

I sincerely hope that you all leave a nice comment on that blog, which hahaha is mandatory for any Errol Fan!

— Tina

 
 

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  1. Inga

    May 24, 2014 at 7:28 am

    A very nice article except for mistake of the Curtiz-Damita marriage… :-)

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    • Tina

      May 24, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Hi Inga;
      Yes, that is a problem as people find it readily in so many places on the Internet. It is stated in Lili’s Bio as in Michael Curtiz’s as in Wikipedia etc. and people believe the entries. To change this it is practical impossible. On Wikipedia are many mistakes and nobody bothers to correct them, even Errol’s marriage to Nora is stated in 1943 when it is August 1944, but what can one do unless one bombards Wikipedia with notices and then one has to proof that he was never married to her and how can that be done?
      I suppose such is life in a nutshell!
      Take care!

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  2. Lollie

    May 24, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Terrific,funny and very well written.I especially like the last paragraph.Thank you for sharing that link Tina.Excellent! :)

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    • Tina

      May 24, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Lollie;
      Thanks, yes it was a good find. Most write-ups one finds are good but very rarely without somewhere in it a derogatory remark. I don’t know why people do that as with it the diminish everything else good they are saying.
      They most likely never heard the saying – If you don’t have anything good to say, say nothing!
      Take care!

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  3. timerider

    May 24, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Nice site! I especially like the links on-board! As for the Errol tribute, I’ve maybe heard it all. Thank you!

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  4. David DeWitt

    May 25, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Great article, Tina!

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  5. Philip

    May 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Yes, well written, a good insightful summation … but some fundamental research mistakes that are basic … our Mr Flynn was not an “Irish lad” … that was a Warner Bros PR motivated falsification. Errol was born 20th June 1909 in Hobart, Australia to Australian parents :-)

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  6. Gentleman Tim

    May 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Meredith is an exceptionally intelligent & insightful writer! I’d like to see her movies. Love her icon, too – though we may need to enhance it with a good shot of Errol.

    Regarding the Irish issue, Tina, what genealogical percentage Irish was Our Man O’Flynn? He certainly had a prominent Irish name & a heavy dose of Hibernian spirit in him. And a bt of the blarney. But, what is his actual genetic make up? I read the signs to indicate he had a good share of DNA from Eire, mixed with some from Britain – but I don’t know. Do you? – Anyone else??

    P.S. Where I hail from in NYC, it was very common to refer to locals as Irish, Italian, German, Swede, etc, even when they were very obviously born and raised in the USA – even when there families may have been here a couple or more generations. So, calling Flynn Irish was, in my neighborhood at least, no big surprise or subterfuge. We all knew he was Australian, with Irish blood, we believed. He clearly did not look like he was born on the Old Sod – too tall and tanned for that – plus he always appeared to have a somewhat British flair, with the ascot, cigarrette holders, pencil mustache, yachts, and certain aristocratic mannerisms. So, I doubt too many Irish thought he was from Ireland. Rather, they regarded him as Colonial Irish, much like Irish Americans -not unlike other “Irish” stars, like Cagney, Crosby, O’Brien.

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  7. rswilltell

    May 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Tina, this is a good article on Errlol Flynn. Yes if one source gets a fact wrong then it gets copied verbatim everywhere else. Another error on Flynn is that he shot a cameo for ‘Always Together’ which began with James Robert Parish’s book The Swashbucklers.
    By the way Tina, you still have the only review of Last Of Robin Hood posted at IMDb. (Now on the front page where it belongs.)!

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    • Tina

      June 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Hi Ralph, it was difficult to get there but now it is. Also very difficult to get more reviews as the movie is not yet shown.
      Take care!

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  8. errolsfan1130

    May 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you for pointing out this site.

    The article is one of the very good ones I have read so far on the Internet. It appreciates Errol with a true understanding and honors him fittingly.

    Especially, I like the writer having some true sense of understanding of why Errol’s life turned to tragic self-destructive way. Some articles try to attribute Errol’s downfall to some sort of hedonistic tendency, which is a great distortion of the truth. In fact, Errol was much more serious a guy with real intelligence and talent. He craved for being taken seriously.

    I also like the writer points out that the Hollywood can never produce another Errol because Errol is truly one of a kind and irreplaceable mega star. One of anybody’s lifetime.

    That’s why if the clock could turn back, I would turn it back before the statutory rape case then I would erase that incident. I agreed with the writer that incident ruined him and made him lose his will to live because Errol was too proud and too thin-skinned a guy (contrary to his wild public image).

    I know it was a tragedy because two lesser and ignorant minors had unknowingly eradicated a shinny light from earth –so magnetic, beautiful, natural, full-of-life-and-joy. We were all dazzled by it. Thus, all of us have always felt being robbed of something magnificent, rare and a gift directly from God. In a way, as his fans, we have some sort of unresolved feeling for Errol, like we have been in a state of mourning for a beloved kin who died much too soon. We consoled ourselves by keeping his memory alive.

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