Errol Flynn’s Bounty — Stranger Than Fiction

28 May

Prince Edward Theater


Wellington Times: March 9, 1933

Great Interest

Truth: March 12 1933

Naomi Dibbs

Daily Standard: April 20, 1933

Stranger than fiction

West Australian: December 3, 1933

In the wake article

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate: December 8, 1934


— Tim


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  1. David DeWitt

    May 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    There was no shortage of newspaper ink about our Mr. Errol Flynn from then on!

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 28, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Yes, indeed, David. One might even say it’s been bountiful ever since. His astonishing popularity and iconic stature still today is readily confirmed by a simple internet search on his name, which instantly results in a google of Google hits.

  2. timerider

    May 28, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Hmm…. I find the Daily Standard print interesting! I wonder where they acquired their information?

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 28, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Que vouz-tu dire, Monsieur tempsridre? Fleen was extremely well versed in French (kissing) by 1933.

      Sounds like something Mademoiselle Marelle may have come up with and/or promoted. Certainly not beyond prankster Flynn himself, though.

      Here he is fluently employing his childhood French. As Napolean, Maurice Chevalier and Lili Dynamita all used to say and practice: Le ‘use it or lose it.


  3. Gentleman Tim

    May 28, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    And here is the Wintergarden Theater in Brisbane, where Errol must have woo’ed and ooh la la’ed them.


    Quoting an historic Australian theater site:

    “The Wintergarden Theatre was impressive.

    The Wintergarden was designed by architect H.E. White for Birch, Carroll and Coyle in 1925. The theatre seated 2000 people, had a promenade floor, two theatre boxes, an upper gallery and two palm courts. Within four years of opening the ‘talking pictures’ had arrived and the theatre was updated by sound engineers and electricians with a Vitaphone sound system. Apart from movies the theatre also hosted vaudeville productions, strike meetings, screen tests (in front of audiences), chidren’s shows and performances by the Ipswich Wintergarden Ballet.

    It was a glamorous and exciting event to go to the movies and people dressed appropriately for the occasion. Gentlemen in suits and ladies with their best dresses, hats and gloves.”