Flyin’ Flynn & Flippin’ Arno

07 Jun

June of ’89

Jimmy Starr – Los Angeles Evening Herald Express
June 5, 1939

Errol Flynn’s finally got a private pilot’s licence and flew to te Elizabeth and Essex location at the Warner Ranch in his own plane.

Erskine Johnson – Los Angeles Evening Herald Express
June 8, 1938


Errol Flynn’s Schnauzer chasing Bette Davis’ Scotty around the Warner Studio Cafe’ …

— Tim


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  1. The Zaca

    June 7, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Great photos.

  2. timerider

    June 11, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I love the photo of Errol and the plane. As I’ve stated before,
    the resemblance of my dad and Errol is uncanny. When dad came out of the Pacific theater WWII he flew many old craft and had an airport in the 60’s. I had the honor of riding an old single cylinder tractor pulling 13 blades cutting the airfield. My pay was a tank of aircraft fuel and I used it well to drag race bigger cars than mine.LOL. Dad was a cousin of the Irish as his mother was a Scot named Laird! I just cannot get over the action packed life of Errol and he even had time for family. That’s the Gemini energy and my dad was a Sag but not as fast as Errol me thinks.

    • Gentleman Tim

      June 11, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Supercool, timerider!! Sailor, drag racer, flyer(?), and single-cylinder tractor-man! Awesome!

      Speaking of mid-century flying machines, Errol’s legendary acrobatic-ace flying instructor – Tex Rankin- was mentioned in the news a couple of days ago:…


      • timerider

        June 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

        My dad flew upside down too often for me..LOL…..
        The name Rankin is a very interesting study in ancestry.
        Oh well that’s for another time.