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The importance of being Malvernfest

19 Jul

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Dear fellow Flynn fans,

Errol’s by now auctioned off romantic letters back from 1934 to a young English maid caused quite a stirr when they resurfaced lately, didn’t they?

First Elspeth, then Elizabeth and now Marjorie – make three. See:

www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

England proved to be a prolific playground for this young lad fresh from Australia and new to the Northampton Repertory.

Should his vivid, vivid ways with the ladies find theirs to the moviescreen, I think this biopic should be called “300”.

Taking all his Oscar Wilderness into account, what about this summer festival where Flynn appeared in the role of a servant as announced in the official programm (forth to last name).

The 4 week Malvern festival was established in 1929 by patron Barry Jackson as a modern day drama counterpoint to the Shakespearean festival in Stratford upon Avon.

In 11 seasons until its suspension because of WWII, no less than 19 plays of George Bernhard Shaw were on display.

Even though appearing in 5 plays during the 1934 season, Errol was not on stage for Shaw`s “You never can tell”.

Another familiar name can be found on the cast for “Saint Bernard”- English actor Jack Allen flanks the left of our Hollywood hero.

Years later he would reappear as merry man to our marrying man in “The Adventures of Robin Hood”. Enjoy!

— shangheinz

 

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  1. Gentleman Tim

    July 19, 2015 at 11:35 am

    The Malvern Festival surely appears to have been a Shaw thing in those days at Malvern, worchestshireheinz. Flynn didn’t get the sauciest roles, but he did reportedly make his mark in five plays in Malvern that summer: A Man’s House, Doctor Faustus, Saint Bernard, The Moon in the Yellow River, and Mutiny. He may or may not have won over Marjorie, but he did score Murder in Monte Carlo.

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    A Man’s House, in which Errol plays a Roman Guard.

     
    • Don Jan

      November 18, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      I think he was in Pygmalion also! A mere detail but just a thought!

       
  2. Don Jan

    November 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Heinz, dear fellow, Gospel truth as I was on the same track searching for the Malvern Festival and Glasgow, I saw this same information yesterday while doing research but as did not see the text clearly I decided not to post it. Glad you decided to do it. As you are Numero Uno, can I please be the Runner Up?

     
  3. Don Jan

    November 18, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Heinz, dear fellow,Gospel truth as I was on the same track searching for the Malvern Festival and Glasgow, I saw this same information yesterday while doing research but as did not see the text clearly I decided not to post it. Glad you decided to do it. As you are Numero Uno, can I please be the Runner Up?

     
 
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