Who Have We Here?

22 Jan

At Various Times, One of Errol’s Colleagues was:

1) An Actor

2) A Writer

3) A Musical Composer

4) A Pioneering Director

5) Said to Be One of the Best Boxers in Hollywood

6) A Sailing Mate of Errol’s

7) A Regular Visitor to Mulholland

Who was This Esteemed Friend of Errol’s?

A World War I Connection to Personal History – Involves Pre-Nazi Germany:





— Tim


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  1. Paula

    January 22, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I’m gonna totally go out on a limb here and guess Teddy Stauffer? I really just want to thank you all…I’m new to the blog but I so love it and have already learned so much.

    • Gentleman Tim

      January 23, 2015 at 1:49 am

      Welcome, Paula! That’s a really great and educated guess. I would never have thought of that. Teddy does indeed fit most of the criteria, but he’s not who I’m referring to.

      I can tell you know your stuff, so keep guessing! It’s a bit tricky a question, especially with regard to the boxing part, and the video.

  2. Gentleman Tim

    January 23, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Originally from Europe and had family members in show business, one ofwhom was well known when Errol was at his peak in Hollywood. Others were famous earlier. Father was a boxer for a while. Trailblazing director.

    This has a connection:

    London Attacked!:…

    This too:


    • Paula

      January 23, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      I want to say Orson Welles, but the boxing thing…this is so left field…John Huston?

      • Gentleman Tim

        January 24, 2015 at 10:36 am

        Excellent educated guesses, Paula. Though similar in ways otherwise, this person had one VERY notable and immediately noticable physical difference.

        Here are some other clues:

        1) Co-starred with Errol in a film known for outstanding music and an extremely beautiful female co-star.

        2) Noted for Film Noir.

        3) Was notable for TV work also, including westerns, suspence, et al.

        4) The boxing clue is a Very tricky aspect of this. True, but tricky.

        5) Sometimes had a dog on visits at Mulholland and sailing trips with Errol.

        6) Used to make Flynn laugh.

        7) More than once played a murderer in well regarded films.

        8) Uncle started a dance craze.

        9) Born in London, during an air raid.

        10) Very close to Errol.

        Knew and worked with this fellow quite well:


        • Paula

          January 25, 2015 at 5:18 am

          You’re a crafty one and no mistake…it’s Ida Lupino. I had to Google “Lambeth Walk” and of course then I got it. IIRC, the movie referred to in #1 (second set of clues) is ESCAPE ME NEVER. The movie was a flop, but their friendship was a big success. You’ll have to explain the boxing thing though!

          • Gentleman Tim

            January 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

            Flynntastic, Paula!! That was a very difficult one indeed!!

            Yes, it’s the great Ida Lupino, of the legendary Lupinos from London. Aka “Scout” – distinguished actor, pioneering director & most loyal friend of The Baron, with whom she remains very close.

            Oh, yes, and did I mention she (like her father) boxed some, too! – regarded by studio trainers to be “one of the best boxers in Hollywood”!



            • Gentleman Tim

              January 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm

              Uncle Lupino Lane’s Lambert Walk

              [img]Lambeth Walk Me and My Girl 1939:…


            • David DeWitt

              January 25, 2015 at 3:57 pm

              Well done, Paula! Very cleverly done Gentleman Tim!

              • Gentleman Tim

                January 25, 2015 at 8:04 pm

                Thank you, David. Paula is exceptionally good!!

  3. Paula

    January 29, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Oh my goodness…thank you. I don’t know if I’d go that far! Though sometimes I can’t remember what I went into the next room to get, my mind does seems to absorb a lot about Mr. Flynn.