Errol Flynn receives honorable mention from Robert Mitchum’s daughter.

02 May

Errol Flynn given credit in new book for speaking out against animal abuse in movies.

In an interview hosted by Dave Davies (who was filling in for Terry Gross) on the radio program “Fresh Air” broadcast on National Public Radio on March 21st, 2016…

Patrina Day Mitchum, daughter of actor Robert Mitchum, and coauthor of the book Hollywood Hoofbeats gives credit to Errol Flynn “after he went public with his disillusionment from the way horses were treated in Charge of the Light Brigade” that resulted in the American Humane Society’s oversight of the treatment of animals in films. She went on to say, “So we have Mr. Flynn to thank for that wonderful advocacy for equine actors.”

The full text of the inteview and the author’s other remarks about Errol Flynn can be found at:…

For those interested in the book:
Hollywood Hoofbeats: The Fascinating Story of Horses in Movies and Television by Petrine Day Mitchum and Audrey Pavia
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: i5 Press (November 11, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620081334
ISBN-13: 978-1620081334

— Jerry Canaday


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    May 3, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Thank you, Jerry. Very good stuff.…

    Here’s Errol filming Charge, aiming his spear at either Michael Curtiz or B. Reeves Eason.…

  2. tassie devil

    May 4, 2016 at 3:54 am

    So we have 2 people that were made stars from the movie Captain Blood and those two people have something done in there life time which will go on forever Errol for his protection of animals . And Olivia for her De Havilland Clause which protects actors. I think this is amazing. That two people in my favourite Movie changed the world . And this movie changed my world. Love Genene.