Archive for July, 2016

Lili’s Birthday – No. 111

10 Jul

Born July 10, 1905


— Gentleman Tim


Happy 100th Birthday, Olivia! – July 1st

08 Jul


July 1st was the 100th birthday of our favorite leading lady. To commemorate the last of the golden age stars, here’s a link to a nice article which includes this quote: “There are no words to describe my feelings for Errol Flynn.”…

— zacal


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July 2016 Rockitt Magazine ready for viewing!

08 Jul


July 2016 Rockitt Magazine

— David DeWitt


Robin Hood in San Diego

07 Jul

TOMORROW, Friday, July 8, 2016

At the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park:…

Robin Hood at Mopa

Listen to the Flynntastic Cinema Junkie Podcast Tribute, to Both the Movie and to Errol!…

Robin Hood Podcast

The Museum of Photographic Arts in (my wondrous old stomping grounds of) Balboa Park:

Museum of Photographic Arts

— Gentleman Tim


Stages in Errol’s Career

07 Jul

These First-Class Coaches can be seen in Washington State, West of Seattle, not far from David’s Old Stomping Grounds

Our Collection…



These YouTube videos include some footage of these coaches:

Including a clip of the gorgeous hand-carved panel hearse said to have been in Gentleman Jim. (I’m sure people were dying to ride in this one.)

And the one from Virginia City:

— Gentleman Tim


Flynn de la Mancha

06 Jul


The International Brigades were headquarted in Albacete

— Gentleman Tim


A Week in the Life of Flynn — First Week of July, 1938

06 Jul

Errol Flynn Tells Me —

That his next globe trotting escapade will be a trip to the Galapagos Islands, which William Beebe has called the “World’s End.”

“In the fall, immediately upon the completion of whatever picture Warner Brothers have in mind for me after The Sisters, I’m going to take two months off for the cruise.

“In Palm Beach, Fla., I met T.O.M. Sopwith, the English sportsman and yachtsman. He had just returned from a cruise to the Galapagos, and his tall tales of the gigantic tortoises, tuna, marlin, and sailfish were most unbelievable.

“Another acquaintance I met in Florida who had just visited the Islands was William B. Leeds, and he averred that undoubtedly thay are the most mysterious and fascinating groups of islands to be found anywhere in the world.

“Of course my real inspiration is my new 75-foot sailboat, the Sirocco, which I recently purchased in Boston. It left Panama about a week ago and should now be approaching Cape San Lucas at the tip of Lower California. For after all with a yacht like that, one simply must go somewhere, mustn’t one?”

Ella Wickersham – Hollywood Parade – July 4, 1938

William leeds jr

High Society Adventurer William Leeds’ Moana

Billy Leeds Moana

Sportsman, Aviation Genius and Adventurer T.O.M. Sopwith in his Bi-Plane

T O M Sopwith

Naturalist and Adventurer William Beebe with his Bathysphere

William Beebe bathysphere

Galapagos Worlds End

— Gentleman Tim


A Week in the Life of Flynn — First Week of July, 1937

05 Jul

“Never one to abide by Hollywood custom, Errol Flynn bough a small sailing yacht yesterday and announced that no women will be allowed on board.

In keeping with the policy, the star revealed he has decided to re-christen the yacht “The Bachelor.”

Which, of course, led someone to remind Flynn that he himself is no bachelor–still being married to the exotic French actress Lili Damita.

“She can’t come aboard the yacht either,” declared the Irish actor. “I never saw a woman yet who stand rough sailing without getting either sick or frightened. And I intend to have some real fun in this boat.”

The yacht, of modest size compared to most owned by Hollywood celebrities, was purchased by the star from George Arthur, the producer. It carries an auxiliary motor as well as sails.”

Harrison Carroll – LA Evening Herald Express, July 2, 1937

— Gentleman Tim


Live from Miami Beach

03 Jul

July 2, 2016 – Celebrating the 240th Anniversary of the USA with an (Ex) Flynn-In-Law Walking Tour on South Beach.

Happy Hour at Balan’s, Home of the Ex Flynn-in-Law Imagery of Karl Stoecker:……






And a visit to the lush tropical location of Posh Vintage on South South Beach:……



Last photo by New York Times. All others taken today.

— Gentleman Tim


Happy 100th Birthday, Olivia deHavilland!

01 Jul

Born on this day, July 1, 1916!


We wish you the most wonderful 100th Birthday!…


— David DeWitt