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Flo Ro at the finish line?

29 Nov

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Dear fellow Flynn fans,

the read realchristianmcqueen.com…

is interesting enough, but more intriguing is the comment at the bottom of the page.

It comes from former blog Flynnthusiast Robert Florczak stating he finally completed his latest he-art work on our Hollywood hero.

If so, we are in for a treat under the Christmas tree. 2000 pages on Flynn with more than 10.000 pictures- that took time, effort and money! One penny a pic would be a bargain, ten cents a page still a steal…the purchase price does not worry me as much as whether coffee tables worldwide will withstand the weight of the opus´ corpus.

Personally, I am very curious if Errol really ever visited that nail shop in Bali.

Robert, I implore you to rejoin the blog, be it under the name of Rogueczak or Anonymous, but please give us the rundown on the release of the Bible of Errol.

Halleluja,

— shangheinz

 

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  1. twinarchers

    November 29, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    This book sounds great.

     
  2. David DeWitt

    November 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I’ve seen a few bits of it as it was being created in a year by year sequence and there is no other Flynn book project like it. Every page I saw was fascinating and brimming with photos, documents, memos, all very detailed stuff and monumental in it’s organization and research. There will be no other book that has this kind of scope and detail. An instant Collector’s item!

     
  3. timerider

    November 29, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    “Opus Corpus” Maybe Robert got a tickle out of that and his wife too! LOL! Wheeeew! What an undertaking! Blood sweat and tears I imagine! It will be greatly appreciated and a wonder to behold I’m sure.Patently awaiting… Rogueczak

     
  4. Gentleman Tim

    November 29, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Congratulations, Robert! That is wonderful news. I wish you great success with this his historic document. I’m sure it’s a masterpiece.

     
    • Don Jan

      November 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Heinz, I bet you my bottom dollar Errol never visited any nail shop in any part of Indonesia!

       
      • Gentleman Tim

        November 29, 2015 at 9:44 pm

        Well, Don Jan, we do have it on the very good contemporaneous authority of Harold Gridley that Flynn was in Bali in 1952. Perhaps his “shrieking” was consequent of an extra-close pedicurial error.

        From Road to Bali:

        [George and Harold are surrounded by beautiful native women.]

        Offstage voice shrieks “A-ough! Oh no!”

        George Cochran: What’s that?

        Harold Gridley: Oh, that’s Errol Flynn. He can’t stand it.

        Road-to-Bali-1952.jpg

         
        • Don Jan

          November 30, 2015 at 7:06 am

          You learn something everyday, I was unaware of it, by the way just checking…..I have no dollars anymore!

           
          • shangheinz

            November 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm

            But a Penny to spare…right?

             
  5. shangheinz

    July 31, 2022 at 11:28 am

    This is not a book, but a study on Errol Flynn. It is all and more I was hoping for seven years ago, when a publishing date first seemed near.
    It is a painstakingly frank biographical picture book of one of the greatest stars ever seen on the silver screen. A legend-Yes! A role-model-No! More of a choir boy on a chain gang. But a true Flynn fan is fine with that. Robert cuts no corners when exposing Errol`s initial struggles and shortcomings starting out in the (wo)man-eating movie business. It is all too much too soon. The neglected child shines through every step of the way on his (pampered) path to glory. Caught between the aseptic intellect of his professor father and the artistic hedonism of an absent mother, vows to “make it”. Marries a movie star. Befriends a bamboozler. Makes millions off a Warner Brother. Divorces a diva. Stands trial. Loses a fortune. One wants to cry out: “Don`t fly too high Icarus”, only to witness our Hollywood hero and villain make that emergency landing time and time again on self-clipped wings. There is no success without failure and in every good comedy, there is tragedy. In that regard the EF Chronology is the total package.

     
  6. Karl

    August 7, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Most REGAL (of reviewers) Heinz… to borrow some equally choice words of another for YOUR effort here:

    “Eloquent, insightful, and poetic.” *

    * Roger Ebert

     
    • shangheinz

      August 7, 2022 at 6:26 pm

      Much appreciated, Karl. Especially coming from you as one of the few remaining Flynnmates, who are interested in that last iota of new info that can be found on our man Flynn.