Errol @ Elmo’s – Freddie in France @ Florence’s

25 Sep…


“Florence’s reputation was made when some disgruntled suitors beat up Freddy McEvoy, a playboy friend of Errol Flynn’s, in the club’s bathroom after Freddy refused to pay them their share for introducing Barbara Hutton to Count Raventlow, whom she subsequently married.”


Here’s Barbara and the Count:


And here’s Chez Florence. Before Bricky Smith and Josephine Baker, there was Florence Jones, “Queen of
Montmartre after Midnight”.


— Tim


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  1. shangheinz

    September 26, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Kudos Snowmobile Tim, that is a fine Freddie photo. Errol`s pest pal all dressed in black and ready for the make. What is the inside scoop on that bathroom brawl? Where can I read more about it!?

    • Gentleman Tim

      September 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      Ah, oui oui, the infamous Oh de Toilette Brawl … of which I never heard of before Taki recently revealed it. Taki – being a Lawrenceville schoolmate of Sean’s, co-vandalizer of the Everglades Club in Palm Beach, and meeter of Errol at Elmo’s – it must be true. (Plus, it’s on the internet, which strictly prohibits false information.)

      Normally, I draw the line of investigative research at bathroom doors, especially French bathroom doors. Finding further details of Freddie’s visit to the monsieurs room at Florence’s, however, would be like drawing a royal flush. So, I took a gander … Finding rien du tout, inspecteurheinz.

      You may want to call or write Taki, at Takimag or The Spectator perhaps. He may well like to from you about Freddie Mac and hear of things going on over here and there on the EFB.

      Here’re Freddie and Claude at either Elmo’s or a Faux Elmo’s.


  2. Tina

    September 27, 2016 at 12:40 am

    There is not very much of Freddie McEvoy on the Internet to be found but I have this article stored in my archives and offer it to our readers!…

    You have to press the translate button to read the English version.

    • Gentleman Tim

      September 27, 2016 at 12:49 am

      Gracias, SenoritaTina!

      • shangheinz

        September 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm


        Thanks a ton, T`n`T- short for Tina and Tim..
        Fredddie McEvol liked to keep his businesses hush-hush. I know of two books (one written by a Pulitzer Price winner) where Errol`s best man is depicted as a shady figure at best. Yet he had flair and lived a flamboyant lifestyle until his untimely death. He is said to have killed a man in a bar in Marsaille with his bare fists. So the beforementioned toilette TKO strikes me funny. Be it as it may, here is the Hutton marriage he brokered for sure:…

  3. shangheinz

    October 2, 2016 at 4:11 pm


    Maybe you could take here out to the ballgame, Florider Tim? Freddie`s daughter may live right down your Palm Ave. and maybe willing to share some photos & anecdotes…

    • Gentleman Tim

      October 2, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Palm Beach ain’t what it used to be, maralagoheinz, but it’s still something else. I’ll see if Steph wants to go the next PB Heart Ball. Who know’s, depending on what he says from here until Election Day, it may even be hosted by President Trumpster himself. I’ve been looking for Mrs. Wrightsman. Danke very much..…

      Here’s Stephanie with a high society date back in ’71. Maybe I have an outside chance …. Then again, she may well serve me some tainted fois gras or have her chauffer take me on a long drive of no return if I dare breathe a mention of Daddy Big Mac.…

      • shangheinz

        October 3, 2016 at 9:19 am

        No need to kiss a frog, when Tom Jones is eyeing you from behind, Steph. Maybe her ex Bruce Sutka is the go inbetween guy to get some info on infamo Fred.
        It would be interesting to know, if Mrs. Wrightsman remembers Errol offering to adopt her and her half sister after her Dadas demise.