Errol & Greer in Londontown

12 Mar

Errol & Greer at the Odeon Theater, Marble Arch, for a Royal Command Performance.

Here’s a great description of the event, and their performance together in the featured film.…



King And Queen Meet The Stars (1949):…

— Tim


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  1. twinarchers

    March 12, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Very nice, thanks for the link.

    • Gentleman Tim

      March 13, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Your very welcome, twinarchers. The Odeon Marble Arch was quite the movie palace in those days. Three Wurlitzers, I believe!!! Adolph fly bombed it in ’45 – but it survived. (Or, perhaps he really was aiming for Speakers Corner!?)

      Anyhoo, Errol came in from Kim for a Command, and commanding, performance of The Saga. The Royals loved Robin Hood.…


  2. Paula

    March 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Lovely. I’d never seen this, thank you!

    • Gentleman Tim

      March 13, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      My pleasure, Paula. Isn’t that a wonderful assessment of Errol’s great acting talent.

      Here was his date/fiance for the evening:


  3. Rachel

    March 13, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Thanks for posting this, Gentleman Tim! I liked seeing the above newsreel footage of Errol meeting the King and Queen — awesome stuff! :-)

  4. zacal

    March 14, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Flynn next to Fairbanks!!!! Thank you for this, Tim!!!

  5. shangheinz

    March 19, 2015 at 9:19 am

    With Ann Neagle in the same royal queue, this happening marks the first rehearsal for “King`s rhapsody”.

    • shangheinz

      March 21, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Jean Simmons was there that night too. She of course got together with swashbuckler 2nd in command (…) and then it was their turn for a Royal Night in. First with Young Bess in `53 and then with the big one, Beau Brummel in 1954:…