The History of Scripps

02 Sep…

“[Carl] Hubbs arrived in La Jolla in 1944, when Scripps was a ghost town because so many people had left to help with the war effort. There wasn’t a lot of money to collect or study fish.

But opportunities arose, and one of them came from an unexpected source: Actor Errol Flynn.

In 1946, Flynn notified Scripps that he planned to sail his schooner from San Diego to Acapulco and that he was willing to take a scientist with him. Hubbs quickly stepped forward and ended up collecting a great number of specimens.”…

— Tim


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  1. timerider

    September 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    As I’ve said before, I really love the life of Errol outside of movieville. His times with his father are very interesting and I worked with biologists for 2 years in my 20’s. It would have been awesome to be on some of their excursions into the field. I get a kick outta Nora and watching the big Ham fall from the chopper..LOL! Home movies par excellent!

  2. The Zaca

    September 3, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Have watched this film so many times GT and it never gets old. Thank you for another great share.

  3. Gentleman Tim

    September 5, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Thank you so much, TZ and timerider, it’s so great having both of you as authors!! I’ve just put up another post called “Crews of The Zaca” for you and all our fellow Zacamaniacs.…

  4. David DeWitt

    September 5, 2017 at 4:23 am

    You get a few glimpses of the Titchfield Hotel, too!