Wo Errol Flynn Fechten Lehrte

06 Jun

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— Tim


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  1. Inga

    June 7, 2014 at 5:45 am

    It is about the Hotel Bonsol in Mallorca and all the celebrities that came there, including Errol, who taught Martin Xamena how to fence. We have several articles like it on the blog, I think, including the fencing story.

  2. Gentleman Tim

    June 7, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Danke schoen, Inga.

    I know I’ve seen storiez about Errol swordplaying with some boys at the Bon Sol (incuding young Martin Zamena), but I hoped, with the above posted article being only 2 days old, that it might contain some new facts or insight. Is there any, or is this just a complete rehash?!


    • shangheinz

      June 7, 2014 at 8:26 am

      Dear Timtim,

      it contains also the story about Ava Gardner, who tried to reach Errol and make him come down from his Hotel room. But he had given the strikt directive to not be disturbed by anyone, so they didn`t reunite that night.

      • shangheinz

        June 7, 2014 at 8:27 am


        She settled for Error Flynn. Anybody who knows that guy?

      • Gentleman Tim

        June 7, 2014 at 7:22 pm

        Wow, thanks, shanks!

        Great info & photo. How come my gardner doesn’t look like that?

        By any chance, did they give a date or occasion for that night they missed each other? Did they ever meet again?

        • shangheinz

          June 10, 2014 at 8:04 pm

          Dear G.T.,

          sorry no exact date available, but late in his career. Maureen O` Hara was another accomplice expressing regret for missing Errol in Cuba (before he passed away) when she and Alec Guiness were filming “Our man in Havana”. Contrary to lcommon belief she was fierce towards but fond of our Hollywood hero. See my piece on the blog here: “The red swashbucklerette”

  3. errolsfan1130

    June 13, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Added one more related photo at the Bon Sol in May 1955


    • Gentleman Tim

      June 14, 2014 at 1:33 am

      I think – per Shangaroo’s astute observation a brief while back – this is Errol taking a selfie, errolsfan. Perhaps the first in history, or at least at the Bon Sol.