A Day in the Life of Flynn – January 4, 1940

04 Jan



Errol Flynn has drawn from his own private circle of cronies for many of the characters of his new original screen play entitled Illegal Passage, intimates of the Warner star have disclosed.

One, for example, is named “Big” Thompson. He is a former Texas cowboy, rough and tough, but with a heart as big as his frame. He’s the principle character’s best friend. Another of Flynn’s closest friend’s is Guinn (Big Boy) Williams, former Texas cowhand turned motion picture actor. And the description fits like a glove.

Another character bears the name of Bud Ernest. Friends pointed out that Flynn’s flying companion and his close friend for many years is Bud Ernst, former stunt flyer and now a radio promotion executive.

Several other characters of the story – the nature of which is being kept a close secret – bear striking resemblance to other members of Flynn’s intimate circle. There is even a comic, friends say, by the name of John Byer, who might be John Meyer, Flynn’s demon promoter pal.

Flynn’s story is now being read by Warners.

— Tim


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  1. twinarchers

    January 4, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Wow. If the movie people are really looking at this that is great.

  2. geneingram1942

    January 5, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    If I am right this was a story out of Hollywood, not a recent story! If Errol wrote a story ” Illegal Passage “, I don’t think I have ever heard of it, I know he wrote short stories and two books, ” Show Down ” and ” Beams End “, ??

    • Gentleman Tim

      January 5, 2018 at 11:21 pm

      Yes, Gene, you’re correct. It was a story in ’40. Before recently reading it, I had never heard of it either. Nor do I know whatever became of it, whether it evolved into something else, was ditched altogether, or, perhaps, never actually existed!