A Lone Wolf Quiz

13 Sep
    Which of the following did Errol refer to as “a lone wolf”?

    Doris Duke

    Ralph Bellamy

    John Garfield

    Warren William

    Louis Hayworth

    Hermann Erben

    Freddie McEvoy

    King Farouk

    Orson Welles

    Fidel Castro

    Howard Hughes

    Rex Long-Innes

    Barbara Stanwyck

    Talullah Bankhead

    Generalisimo Francisco Franco

    — Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    September 13, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    It is not Generalisimo Franco:


  2. The Zaca

    September 14, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Where did he refer to the person as a “Lone Wolf”? In a newspaper, interview, his book MWWW? ??? Need a little help!

    • Gentleman Tim

      September 14, 2017 at 12:30 am


      Excellent question, TZ. It was not in a book or a movie, nor to my knowledge in any written form. I believe it was said to a reporter, or at least it was reported contemporaneously in the news.

      Ruling out the other ‘G’, it was not John Garfield, either.


  3. Tina

    September 14, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Tim, I think you are thinking of Howard Hughes.

    The book is called ‘Howard Hughes – The Untold Story’
    Chapter 19, page 193 “The Lone Wolf” and it says that Errol Flynn and Director Preston Sturges where the first who gave Howard the nickname “The Lone Wolf”
    How am I doing?

    • Gentleman Tim

      September 14, 2017 at 5:38 am

      Holy Hell’s Angels, you shot down another one, Tina! You are an Ace!

      Though Errol is usually given lone credit for first calling Hughes “the lone wolf”, perhaps Preston Sturges was involved also. I imagine one if the two had to be “first”. In any case, you did a howling good job, Tina. Congratulations on yet another EFB quiz victory!…

      Looks to me like the ladies (including this lovely one here) enjoyed Errol far more than they did Hollywood Howard.…

      • Tina

        September 14, 2017 at 5:36 pm

        Thank you Tim!
        It was easy we have the book, but I never heard or seen your book “I was Howard Hughes.”
        Take care!

    • The Zaca

      September 14, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      You aced it again Tina bravo!

      • Tina

        September 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

        Hi The Zaca;
        Thank you very much!
        Did you see the images I sent you from the Zaca?
        Take care!

  4. Gentleman Tim

    September 14, 2017 at 6:20 am

    For the record, as Chevy Chase would surely confirm, Generalisimo Franco is still the wrong answer.

    Same goes for John Garfield:…

    Goodnight and have a pleasant tomorrow.

    • Tina

      September 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      This is a very funny video of Chevy Chase!
      So, have a ‘Good Day’ and have a nice tomorrow!

  5. shangheinz

    September 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm


    HH was a wolf in sheep`s clothing. Even Queen Bette succumbed to his canine charm like Little Red Ridinghood to Grandmother. He was wolving down Ava & Livvie as well with many more starlets stashed away on the shelf:…

  6. timerider

    September 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    This was tuff….. personality would say Erben and his life was that way but Howard was very social until the end as a recluse. Lone wolf would tend to say total independence and on the prowl…..I guess Howard would fit the bill….

    • Gentleman Tim

      September 18, 2017 at 10:32 am

      I agree, timerider. I wonder if Flynn was poking fun at Howard, or just trying to boost his confidence or image. I think Hughes was already somewhat wacko in the late Thirties. I doubt many or any Hollywood stars would have “liked” or paid any attention him much but for his vast wealth and willingness to spend it on films and actresses. In contrast, IMO, many of them would have enjoyed a penniless Flynn.…