“Never a More Charming or Charismatic Screen Presence”

23 Apr

Errol Flynn: Australia’s Greatest Contribution to Hollywood…


— Tim


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  1. David DeWitt

    April 23, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    This link comes back to this post?

  2. zacal

    April 24, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Here’s what I read at the link:

    Errol Flynn: A Fast and Furious Life, Bio (pay TV), 7.30pm

    “As tolerant readers well know, I am a passionate advocate for the American work of Sydney-born director John Farrow. But there is a good case to be put that Australia’s greatest contribution to Hollywood actually came from that hard-living Tasmanian actor Errol Flynn. It takes only a few seconds of watching any of his films to realise there has never been a more charming or charismatic screen presence. Tonight’s undemanding television documentary is a timely reminder of a too-little celebrated Aussie star.”

  3. zacal

    April 24, 2015 at 2:18 am

    As for the comment “there has never been a more charming or charismatic screen presence”, I believe we can draw a link to the photo you chose. It could be argued that the “white turtle neck” photo shoot was Flynn’s greatest. Did any other series of publicity photos(outside those from actual film shoots) turn out so many iconic shots?errol-flynn-1.jpgerrol-flynn-pencil-mustache-6.jpgerrolflynn250.jpg

  4. Gentleman Tim

    April 24, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Thank you, zacal! for providing that quote – and for your extremely astute observation about that white turtleneck photo session. I never thought of that, but as soon as you pointed it out, it’s undoubtedly true. What a great connection and observation!

    The first photo you posted, featuring his mischievously charming smile is really something. No wonder the girls went crazy over him.