Mail Bag! Lili Damita & Friend!

19 Sep

Our esteemed friend and Flynnophile Karl Holmberg sends us this from t the wilds of the Internet:

Polly want a … Parrot?


From the Samuel Goldwyn production “The Rescue” … 1929, directed by Herbert Brenon. Stars Ronald Coleman and Lily Damita in her first American film. Santa Cruz Island.

Special Thanks, Karl!


— David DeWitt


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    September 20, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Very cool, Karl! You always find such great, rare Flynnicana. Thanks so much for sharing it!

    The Duke was in this movie, too. Several years earlier, in 1925, he starred in another rescue, one at Newport Beach totally unconnected to the Joseph Conrad novel. I suspect he was included in this film because of his legendary rescue of ’25:…


  2. rswilltell

    September 20, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks to Karl for showing Lili Damita at the peak of her beauty. Does anyone have a photo of Lili in her last years? Ralph Schiller