Elegance Personified

17 Sep

I wonder where he was off to?

So Elegant

— Maria


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  1. Tina

    September 17, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Hi Maria!
    Here are two more pictures of the same time – June 15, 1952 and place, at London Airport.



  2. Tina

    September 17, 2014 at 1:48 am

    I found a third one Maria!

  3. Gentleman Tim

    September 17, 2014 at 2:19 am

    WOW, Tina! That’s really impressive!! I guess Errol may have been headed into England in connection with his role in The Master of Ballantrae, which in the summer of ’52 may have been known in some quarters as The Sea Rogue.

    • Tina

      September 17, 2014 at 4:05 am

      I don’t think so as The Master of Ballantrae was filmed in 1952 and it was released on August 5, 1953. My pictures are a year earlier. Errol must have been on his way home from the Cannes Film Festival, which was in April to beginning May, 1952.

      • Gentleman Tim

        September 17, 2014 at 4:29 am

        Perhaps I’m wrong, Tina. I thought that, though released in ’53, The Master of Ballantrae (aka “The Sea Rogue”) was filmed in 1952, largely in England. But, I’m certainly no expert on the film!

        Here’s some info on it’s production:…

        • Lollie

          September 17, 2014 at 12:05 pm

          Those photos are lovely ones of Errol,I especially like that top one.So handsome! :)

          Tim I agree that perhaps Errol was on his way to England to film Master of Ballantrae,I also read that it was filmed there in 1952.

        • Tina

          September 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm

          As you say – perhaps Tim – and perhaps maybe so!

          But with many entries on the Internet wrong dates are given frequently as for just one little example: Errol’s and Nora’s wedding year was mostly recorded as 1943 when it was actually August 1944.
          I have tried to correct that one on several sites in the past, some successful and some not.

          Same here, in your link it states:

          When actually Errol worked for 18 years – 1935-1953 for Warner Brothers and made to my calculation 38 movies for them.
          And if the movie was filmed in 1952 then Errol only worked for 17 years with Warners.
          Oh , these mysteries of Errol!
          But, Robert could give the actual answer I am sure!
          I wonder if he would oblige us? Would you Robert?

          • Gentleman Tim

            September 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

            No doubt you’re correct about there being errors on the internet, Tina. In this case, however, I believe the 1952 date is likely accurate. Not only does the timing seem to work and the footnoting strong, but there were actually people who may have seen the film in ’52, as evidenced by this review in Variety:


            • Tina

              September 17, 2014 at 7:13 pm

              I can’t see anything in the link above of 1952 except the referral to 1953 which is:
              (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1953. Running time: 88 MIN.
              Maybe copy and paste it here what you want me to see.

              • Gentleman Tim

                September 17, 2014 at 8:18 pm

                I can’t personally verify it’s accuracy or authenicity, Tina, but this official Variety review of Errol’s Master of Balantrae appears to be dated New Year’s Eve, 1952.


                • Tina

                  September 17, 2014 at 8:49 pm

                  Tim that is impossible New Year’s eve 1952? That would mean the movie was made in 1951. This is getting funnier by the minute.
                  Anyway why don’t you copy and paste of what you are reading as the info you give is not in the link you post.
                  At least I can’t find any of it. Maybe I am blind?
                  Oh, Robert please help!

                  • Gentleman Tim

                    September 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

                    Glad I could provide a little humor, Tina!

                    By New Year’s Eve, 1952, I mean “December 31, 1952”, which is the date cited by Variety in the link I provided, above the words “Robert Louis Stevenson”. Again, I can’t personally vouch for its accuracy, I’m just quoting Variety.

                  • Lollie

                    September 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm

                    hmm,I wouldn’t say ‘funnier’,but definitely familiar.

                  • Gentleman Tim

                    September 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm

                    Here’s some evidence out of left field, Tina (I was looking up some Resistol hat records!) According to this tremendous write-up on the history Objective Burma!, Warners timed their (1952) first British release of that film to coincide with Errol’s being in England to film The Master of Ballantrae. See, page 43. (For more evidence of Higham’s fraud, see the unrelated footnote below also.)


                    Warners also used this opportunity for two “product tie-ins” – a quite understandable pitch to sell “Westinghouse Walkie-Talkies” and the quite incomprehensible pitch to have Errol modelling? and selling “Resistol Self-Conforming (Cowboy) hats”!!! In England!!! In 1952!!! During pushes for The Master of Ballantrae & Objective Burma! !!!!!! I wonder what the story behind that is!

      • Tina

        September 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm

        Here is a picture of 1952 when he attended the Cannes Film Festival and he also meets Brigit Bardot.


  4. Maria

    September 17, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Those were the days when you “dressed” to travel! Thanks for the destination information Tim and the photos Tina!

    • Tina

      September 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      You are ever so right Maria!
      Those where still the days when one dressed right for any occasion where you went, for example the theater. Today people go to hear an Opera in bluejeans and to many other venues where one should be dressed properly.
      In my humble opinion being properly dressed shows respect for others and self respect.

  5. Tina

    September 17, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Here are some more pictures of the same series. Very nice ones!



  6. Maria

    September 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    That is what I love- no matter what Errol wore he always looked perfect. Elegant.

    • tassie devil

      September 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      I do not get in to the politics of it all .But I can understand all the wrong dates. I just love to get up in the morning and come across Errol looking out of the computer like he does and think . Boy this has made my day. How sensual he was NO wonder woman swan out to his boat. I only wish I lived in those days when men were men and woman were glamorous.I love the 50s and have 50s clothes in my wardrobe. Because I feel so feminine when I get dressed up in my 50s clothes. And I agree about clothes . People even go to funerals with floral shirts on. NO class just ass. am a great believer in the after life and I hope one day I will see Errol to say thank you for all the wonderful feelings and things he has done for me in my life. And to Tina Tim David and all the rest who know a lot more about our man I hope you all have it written down somewhere and not inside the computer . For the future. Love Genene.

      • Tina

        September 18, 2014 at 10:17 pm

        Hi Genene!
        I am with you all the way!
        Elegance Personified fits Errol to a tee. Even when casual he looked debonair, elegant, dashing, just magnificent!


        Read on as this gorgeous picture is described:

        During that magical era of Hollywood from the thirties to the fifties, when backlots were rife with stars emoting their way through the latest technicolor blockbuster, Errol Flynn rose to the top as the freewheeling playboy of the studio system. Born in Australia in 1909, Flynn’s debonair good looks and casual yet commanding attitude eventually brought him to Hollywood, where he played everything from high-seas heroes to suburbanite husbands. He was a dominant presence on screen, exuding an air of authority that made all men want to be him, and all women want to be with him. Admittedly that adage is painfully overused these days, but for Flynn it couldn’t have been more accurate.

        While the fact that he’s wearing the collar of his polo flapped over his bomber could probably warrant an entire post in and of itself, what’s most noteworthy about Flynn’s look here is actually that circular dial just below his right hand. He might’ve lived fast, but Flynn knew that he always had to at least appear refined, and some gaudy, gold-plated timepiece never would have made its way onto his wrist. Flynn’s watch is reserved: just large enough to be noticed if someone is looking for it, but small enough to fly under the radar most of the time. He understood the importance of having good taste on the outside — even if on the inside.

  7. Maria

    September 17, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I just love the look on his face Tassie Devil! Like I said he always looks great.

  8. Maria

    September 18, 2014 at 12:40 am

    If you are interested in flynn fashions I found a video on YouTube “i’ll have what he’s wearing”. You can also go to… and search for Errol Flynn. The esquire site also gives other examples of Hollywood fashion. Those were the days! Steve McQueen and Errol – I can see it!

  9. Maria

    September 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Here is a little find! [img][/img]

    • Tina

      September 19, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      The video – Maria!…

      • Maria

        September 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm

        Thanks Tina – did you enjoy it? I had an awful time the last 2 days trying to attach things -so many thanks for the help!

  10. Maria

    September 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I reposted as new – sorry!