The Errol Flynn Mailbag! Hollywood Raquet Club

25 Jul

From our mailbag:

Here is a great website on the fabled Hollywood Racquet Club. Fortunately only a couple of outlying buildings burned. The Bamboo Lounge and restaurant are still intact.

Paul Gabriel

I mentioned in my reply that I see Linda Christian, a protege of Errol’s on the site, and Paul tells me: “Flynn ‘discovered’ Linda in Acapulco and bought her to Hollywood where with the help and power of President Aléman, she was able to break into movies.”

There’s a lot more Paul could say!

See also Match Point at the Raquet Club.

Thanks, Paul!

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— David DeWitt


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    July 26, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for the great info & links, Paul! You must have a bit of Flynn in ya’, with those three legendary beauties hangin’ with you!!! Linda, Jane & Daryn!!! Wow!

    Good to know the Bamboo’s still there. It’s on my list for a Blood Mary!

    P.S. I think those giant chess photos might have Gable & Tracy identified backwards. Charlie’s correct, though!

    Thanks, David!

    • David DeWitt

      July 26, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Paul asks if anybody has any photos for his wife’s website of Flynn at the Hollywood Raquet Club?

      • Gentleman Tim

        July 26, 2014 at 8:56 pm

        Here’s one of Errol Making a Move on the great Alice Marble! – with Charlie Farrell & the great Don Budge.