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— LA Evening Herald Express – December 22, 1939

“Police and humane society officers, as well as Tailwagger Foundation officials, today were investigating the latest case of “dognapping” in Hollywood.

Latest victim of the racket that has spread so widely in the film colony recently is Arno, a German Schnauzer belonging to Errol Flynn, film star.

Arno was lured into a black sedan just outside the gates of the Warner Bros. Burbank studio yesterday. Eldon Crowninshield, an electrician, saw the dog, which is well known on the movie lot, enter the car, but thought nothing of it until Flynn reported to studio police that his dog was missing.”


— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    July 19, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    There may be something fishy about this story.


    • shangheinz

      July 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

      That`s a real whodogit right here, Gentleman Fletch. Let`s compare dates of the Arno`s seaside escape or when the dogfight of Flynn vs. Fiddler had taken place. If they correlate we may be in for a big Flynnprise…

  2. Gentleman Tim

    July 20, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    “The Slap Heard Around the World”
    from Tom McNulty

    Scan down for great photo of Errol after he got forked by Jimmy Fidler’s wife.…

    • Sergio

      July 21, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Funny thing about that newspaper clipping – it doesn’t say it all, does it? Remember Arno?

      As the years continued, and according to our man Flynn, Himself, telling in his auto MWWW, he mentions the Mocambo incident, with a more flare to the incident;. Fiddlers wife being more of a man than that of Fidler himself, as she came to his aid with a fork to Flynn’s ear, etc. etc.. As Flynn continuing his explanation in the book, he adds that he and Fidler became good friends there after it all.
      What a man that The Gentleman Jim-Flynn, Himself.!