Errol in Deauville – A Seaside “Kingdom of Elegance”

23 Jun

Swim where Errol Swam … Bet where Errol Bet … Stay where Errol Stayed …

In Deauville, on the Normandy Coast, “the new St. Tropez”:…

Overlooking the Channel, circa 1952:


With French Stars Gerard Bauer & Jean-Louis Barreau, and Mexico’s Immortal Maria Felix!, circa 1954


The Casino Barriere de Deauville


The Deauville-Clairefontaine Hippodrome


Tour the Hotel Royal Barriere:…

And don’t forget to visit the Errol Flynn Beach Cabana on the Promenade de Plantages and Errol Flynn Suite at Hotel Le Manoirs!

— Tim


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  1. shangheinz

    June 24, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Great trove, Deauville slugger. I see Errol and Maria rubbing backs and looking the other way…

    • Gentleman Tim

      June 25, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Felix could be quite catty, senorheinz. Indeed, sometimes notoriously so. Her legendary diva-ego probably had her believing she was bigger than Flynn. Plus, Flynn was amigos with Senorita Del Rio, Gatowoman’s more internationally successful and regarded rival. … Then again, maybe one of her horses lost that day at the Hippodrome.

      • shangheinz

        June 25, 2015 at 9:28 pm

        I actually meant was that they were playing footsy under the (s)tables.

        • Gentleman Tim

          June 27, 2015 at 12:46 am

          Felix & Flynn playing footsie in that photo, seasideheinz? Errol must have been triple-jointed!

          Perhaps you’re thinking of the short story about when Ronnie Reagan played footsie with Errol?



          • shangheinz

            June 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

            Memorable Ronnie Reagan- American President and…secret inventor of high heels!