Actin’ Like Flynn – Part 6 – My Favorite Flynn

13 Feb

A wonderful movie, with a magnificent opening (featuring Errol’s friend, Nat King Cole), featuring “Alan Swann/Errol Flynn” (“The Greatest Movie Star of All Time”). King Keyser/Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks, and Jimmy Hoffa.

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MY FAVORITE YEAR, from left: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, 1982. ©MGM

MY FAVORITE YEAR, from left: Peter O’Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, 1982. ©MGM

P.S. That’s John Lennon’s apartment at The Dakota between “Errol” and “Mel Brooks”.……

— Tim


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  1. David DeWitt

    February 13, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I believe this movie was based in part on Flynn’s appearance on The Martha Raye Show featuring a swashbuckling sequence that clearly wore Flynn out but the audience loved …

  2. David DeWitt

    February 13, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Karl Holmberg sends us his well researched tome on this subject!

    Originally “penned” back in 2006, it stands as a product of all that could be gathered from the then sources at hand. I have updated the footnotes as best I could for anyone who would care to follow up on the links.

    All the best ol’ chum!


    Thanks, Karl!…

    • Gentleman Tim

      February 15, 2016 at 5:28 am

      Thank you, Karl! That is absolutely wonderful research and writing!! A Grand Slam – phenomenally fun, new, educational and creative!!!! Magnificent.

      Btw, I was in Miami Beach today, down by the old location of Martha Ray’s 5 O’Clock Club, right near the original Wolfie’s. Errol was it’s most famous customer (as he was everywhere he went.)



  3. Tina

    February 13, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Great movie! See it if you have a chance to see it.
    Peter O’Toole is great in this wonderful parody.

  4. timerider

    February 14, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Quite the leprechaun, but he paid his dues from a very young lad! “It may sound funny to you, but when the light hits me a certain way, I’m handsome!”
    Peter O’Toole in a certain light!

  5. geneingram1942

    February 15, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Mr. O’Toole did a great job portraying Errol, but I lived in the South Pacific for a year when I was 21, and had a fantastic time reliving Mr. Flynn’s life, after reading “My Wicked, Wicked Ways ” at age 18, by the time I had left, I had 3 wives, and the sermons of at least two men of GOD being preached about me! I did repent and only married two women in the states, and divorced two; but the fun I had.

    • David DeWitt

      February 15, 2016 at 2:55 am

      A kindred spirit, no doubt! :-)