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A Flynnian Slip

19 Apr

www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/kate-moss-slip-dress-timeline…

“I bought this dress in a vintage shop in Florida; the lady told me it had belonged to Errol Flynn’s wife.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. Karl

    April 20, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    What’s your “wife” guess… (generally) Lili’s stomping grounds, and 1994 was the year of her passing…?

    Curiously there are several Lili Damita Estate items for sale on ebay currently, though the photo info cites 1994 as its time stamp.

    (Patrice could have pulled off the wearing of this one too… in her Vegas act, though not her style for civilian wear.)

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    • Gentleman Tim

      April 21, 2018 at 3:27 am

      Good pick-up on that date, Karl. I missed that completely.

      It sure looks Lillian to me. The Florida connection makes that more likely, too, I think. She lived in Palm Beach (her back yard only a few feet from Mar-a-Lago) and she she died at Good Samaritan Hospital across Lake Worth, in West Palm Beach. So, maybe some of her personal treasures slipped out into Florida somewhere along the way..

      Quoting the Palm Beach Post:

      “Shortly after her death, the memorabilia Lili Damita had collected and maintained from her film career showed up for sale at a store in Disney World.”

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