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Errol Makes the Urban Dictionary (Again)!

24 Sep

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Don’t Cross Swords with Errol, or else he’ll …. Go All Errol Flynn on U!

And forget fisticuffing with him, too – or he’ll do the same.

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Nor, of course, ever with a gun (especially with colorfully striped pants like this poor dead fellow):

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— Tim

 
 

Errol and Anthony

23 Sep

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Hi- I found an old post from the blog from 2009 regarding the HUGE joke that Errol played on Anthony Quinn so I am now re-reading Anthony’s book “One Man Tango”. This is a fantastic read as I knew nothing about Anthony Quinn’s life (well except that he seemed to have lots of children) and I did not know how much he cared about Errol. The photo is (apparently) from John Barrymore’s funeral.

 

 

— Maria

 

Anthony Quinn and Errol

23 Sep

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Hi- I found an old post from the blog from 2009 regarding the HUGE joke that Errol played on Anthony Quinn so I am now re-reading Anthony’s book. This is a fantastic read as I knew nothing about Anthony Quinn’s life (well except that he seemed to have lots of children) and I did not know how much he cared about Errol. The photo is (apparently) from John Barrymore’s funeral.

 

— Maria

 
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When the Baron met the baron

23 Sep

Sepy Dubronyi

My dear fellow Flynn fans,

I want to bring your attention to one more colorful personality our Hollywood hero was attracting so often.

Joseph Dobronyi, born in small town Bicske of Hungary on April 2oth of 1922, was carrying the hereditary title of a baron bestowed on his family for defending the homeland against the Turks way back. Nicknamed “Sepy” (which corrisponds to “Little Joe” in Austrian language) he was a fighter pilot in WWII, narrowly escaping death when shot down and suffering burns to his neck because his scarf caught fire. After a brief stint as POW of the Russian Army, he managed to turn his back on fighting walking from Budapest to Stockholm/Sweden, a mere 1000 miles, which took him 6 months and maybe just as many boots.

It was there that he picked up the craft of jewelery designer as well as speaking Swedish, which should serve him well later in life. He supposedly spoke 5 languages, most of them all at once.

A traveller by heart, one day he took a flight to Caracas which made a stop in Havana. He decided on the spot that he needn`t go any further and that he had reached his dream destination. He set up an Art Center exhibiting artworks of local artists. Music was a feature there too, with Sepy assisting on the bongos.

He is also credited for coming up with the idea of transforming a shop into a tavern, which to this day is known as “la Bodeguita”.

It was there that he met celebrities from all over the world and became an international fixture himself. Ernest Hemingway entrusted Sepy with guiding him home to his villa, when completely out of orderly conduct.

The first encounter with Errol stems from the filming of “The big Boodle” in Cuba. They must have hit it off immediately, mostly because Dobronyi`s résumé (war pilot, noble man, globetrotter, lady-art-wine lover…). Flynn even made him production manager of “Cuban Rebel Girls” his second time around.

Read more of their encounters in my “Cuba Libre”- piece here: www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

When Castro took over from Batista, it was deja vu all over again for the Hungarian baron. His strong anti communist sentiment let him take the ferry to Florida and apply for the American citizenship.

It was there on a film set when he met newly arrived Swedish Export Anita Eckberg. While everyboy was vying for the attention of this blond bombshell, he simply took her in offering her to go and grab a sandwich in Swedish. They even contemplated marrying in Las Vegas. But it was not to be, since the galcier was a vulcano and Sepy no paper-, but a paprika tiger.

He rose to fame and fortune in the US fabricating golden statuettes of female stars and starletts in the nude, amongst them Anita Eckberg, Ava Gardner and…Beverly Aadland! Errol ordered one of those knee high gold and bronze (legend has it that the precious metals were melted gold coins from sunken Spanish ships off the Cuban coast) plated figurines of his young companion for his Jamaican home. He didn`t live to collect it.

Sepy settled in Coconut Grove, imported primitive wood works from Bali and befriended Hugh Hefner. His architecturally acclaimed house had the shape of his zodiac sign-  Taurus. The film “Lady in cement” with Frank Sinatra was filmed there as well as a (in)famous flic called “Deep throat”.

The Baron and the baron sure were two of a mind.

Enjoy,

 

 

— shangheinz

 

Errol Flynn Favourite Candid (or any) Photos 2 !

22 Sep

Here it is Tim! Part 2 where we can post fave candid (or any type really) photographs of Errol !  :)

 

— Lollie

 
 

Robin Hood Got Away From Me

21 Sep

I was planning on seeing The Last Of Robin Hood Monday Sept. 22nd but it vanished this weekend after only being out since Aug. 29th.
I don’t remember reading a review here.
Anyone see it?

— twinarchers

 
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Resistol Hats

18 Sep
Photograph of Max Goldfine and Homer Stephenson holding a hat inside of Goldfine's department store. An advertisement for Resistol hats with a picture of Errol Flynn is on the wall behind them.

Photograph of Max Goldfine and Homer Stephenson holding a hat inside of Goldfine’s department store. An advertisement for Resistol hats with a picture of Errol Flynn is on the wall behind them.

 

— Maria

 

Elegance Personified

17 Sep

I wonder where he was off to?

So Elegant

— Maria

 
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IN WITH FLYNN – THE FLYNN CROWD

15 Sep

ERROL HAD AN ASTRONOMICALLY LARGE, VARIED AND WIDESPREAD NUMBER OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, ASSOCIATES & AFFILIATIONS.

THIS POST IS TO HELP CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE RECORD OF PEOPLE AND GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO HAD A ROLE IN ERROL’S EXTRAORDINARY LIFE – FROM A to Z – In Repeated Cycles – from Aadland to Zimbalist and Beyond!

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I’ll start posting alphabetically, with hope and encouragement that all of you will join in by posting other names & photos of The Flynn Crowd!

— Tim

 

EL MOROCCO PHOTOS OF ERROL TO BE AUCTIONED

15 Sep

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, DOYLE NEW YORK WILL HOLD A MAJOR AUCTION OF MEMORABILIA & COLLECTIBLES FROM THE LEGENDARY EL MOROCCO RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB. BEING “THE PRINCE OF EL MOROCCO”, ERROL WAS OFTEN PHOTOGRAPHED THERE, ONE OF HIS FAVORITE SPOTS IN NEW YORK. WORD IS SOME OF THOSE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE TO BE AUCTIONED!

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— Tim

 
 
 
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