Errol Flynn – “Icon of Liberty”

04 Jul


Can you imagine how epic Flynn could have been as Nathan Hale?! Per this article it almost happened!

Fourth of January, 1938.

Los Angeles Daily News – “Raves and Raps” – by Harry Mines

“American patriot Nathan Hale, who had but one life to give for his country,
will be portrayed by Errol Flynn within the near future.”…

— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    July 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Nearly four years later, October 10, 1941, Zuma Palmer reported for Hollywood Citizen News:

    “Errol Flynn on the Kate Smith Hour from KNX at 9 will play the part of Nathan Hale in “Heritage,” an original drama by Jean Holloway. Johnny Burke as “The Original Draftee” and the Three Pitchmen will be other features. Miss Smith will close her program with “We’re All Americans.”…

    Johnny Burke was one of the greatest lyricists of the 20th Century, writer of immortal songs like “Pennies from Heaven” and, the Academy-Award Winning “Swingin’ on a Star” for Bing Crosby. (He wrote the latter with Jimmy Van Heusen, who later famously fell head over heels in love with Errol’s love, Nora.)