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Archive for February, 2016

Actin’ Like Flynn – Part 11 – Never Fear, Errol’s Here

23 Feb

“Don’t you worry, never fear, Robin Hood will soon be here!

Stay tuned for the Hollywood ending.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Letter from Errol to Patrice – Dig -Dig – Dig!

22 Feb

I came across this letter from Errol to either Patrice or her father. It is for sale and I have attached the link:

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I have never seen this before.

Maria

— Maria

 

Actin’ Like Flynn – Part 10 – Look No Further, Good Sire

22 Feb

Yoinks and Away!

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— Gentleman Tim

 
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Yes, Robin Hood at a Theatre Near YOU!

22 Feb

RONIN HOOD

Thanks to Kristen Barbabella …

— David DeWitt

 
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Actin’ Like Flynn – Part 9 – As You Wish, A Strong Flynnish

21 Feb

As Elwes, An Actin’ Like Flynn Finish by Cary.

Magnificent Duel Choreography by Flynnman Bob Anderson

And Wonderful Rotational Ambigrammic Title Typography, As Well!

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Mail Bag! Beverly Aadland Sings “Slowly”!

20 Feb

Jan Vandevliet sends this of Beverly Aadland singing “Slowly” found on YouTube …

Thanks, Jan!

— David DeWitt

 
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Actin’ Like Flynn – Part 8 – “The Legend Had It Coming”

20 Feb

More Fun with Mel and Errol

Carying On with Some Very Merry Men

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Very Glamorous, But Perhaps Too Overamorous (For Mature Immature Audiences Only)

— Gentleman Tim

 

Mail Bag! Errol Reichow, on Mr. Errol Flynn, his namesake!

18 Feb

The Mail Bag brought a real treat today, and there was more in store as I opened the subsequent emails from Mr. Errol Reichow. Here is his first email to me:

Salutations Mr. DeWitt,
If you would be so kind as to post this picture to the Errol Flynn blog along with anything else you see fit it would be appreciated. I send my favorite picture to you of my namesake because it is by the pool where I grew up and the house I still have which is my own Shangri la. Please share the post if you decide to toss it up for those who may find interest.
My father (Otto Reichow) always used to tell me why he named me Errol. Zo mit his sic german acsunt I vould hear  ” If you have half the life Flynn has had then you will have had a good life”. Errol set the bar high and left behind a blueprint as ones did before him so we follow, walk along, and continue ahead down the path we all must travel but chose to in so many different ways which make our lives truly unique. Yes, my heroes gowning up were Errol Flynn (namesake), John Wayne, Bruce Lee, and countless other icons that added a spring to my step and kept a sparkle in my eye because that’s what inspiration does.
One could easily go on for pages about the stories but we all have caught bits and pieces in the wind that fill our sails and take us down memory lane and then with the next tack we are faced with present day reality yet look unto the horizon for a better tomorrow and try to keep a true course. It is said that some people should never die and others should never be born but that just isn’t the way life is so keep the best alive in memories and forget the rest for that is the natural progression and key to perseverance. From what I have heard Errol liked to live on his terms and why not it was his life and better to live it your way than somebody else’s interpretation.
There will only be one Errol Flynn and this picture, by my father’s pool, captures it in the twilight of a supernova. Errol has his Vodka and cigarette in hand as he waves with a smile maybe thinking thanks for a great journey and happy to have done it my way sport. With all the pain one can suffer in life and endure the hardships it is good to know that a smile can always be found just around the corner. This was one of the last pictures of Errol in the land that made him and tried to break him known as Hollywood. My father took Beverly and Errol to the airport to catch a flight to Vancouver and that was the last my father and the world ever saw of Flynn, but the spirit lives on for those who wish to remember and we remember because we want to not because we have to – that is how Errol and we all should live our lives.
So long Sport and thank you for a great name.
Errol Reichow
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But there was more! In the next email …
Again, the attached picture is better resolution and this card is from the final memorial service held for Errol Flynn at Forest Lawn Glendale October 19, 1959. I am sure you can crop and enlarge the quarters. If you feel it is worthy of a post please do so.
EF
And finally these wonderful images!
Mr. DeWitt,
The attached picture is better resolution. I saw some old images of Flynn on your blog inquiring where these photos where taken, I believe the response was some hotel but I assure you it was from the home of my father Otto Reichow. The house is currently empty and is located at 1599 Sunset Plaza Dr in the Hills above West Hollywood. There are newspaper shots and various photos floating about from this location as a photographer had contacted my father and asked permission to come by and take some snaps. I have various shots my father saved and then others I see from time to time but felt compelled to clarify the location and mysterious gentleman to the right, my father.
Otto was also a pall bearer at Flynn’s funeral.
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Errol, we can’t thank you enough for kindly sharing these extraordinary photos with us! It is such a rare and wonderful thing when somebody comes forward with images like this, and we all appreciate it so much! Your namesake looks like he is full of mischief, and has the expression on his face of someone looking about for the next source of a bit of fun …
Thanks again, Errol!

 

— David DeWitt

 

What Famous Actress?

18 Feb

What famous actress was reportedly first offered but turned down the role of Libbie Custer?

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Love Stories at Chaumet

17 Feb

Featuring Errol & Lili, Josephine & Napolean, inter alia

See Errol & Lili in the fascinating article and video below:

www.blouinartinfo.com…

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Lilliane in Pre-Flynnian Pearls from Chaumet

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— Gentleman Tim

 
 
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