In Flynn`s handstand

05 Jun

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

if you want to dispose of 10 grands without having to sell your granny I have a proposition for you.

After auctioning off the golden bad boy of Hollywood`s head (…) INVALUABLE has a new offer in store:

An absolutely one of a kind cinema treasure. Errol Flynn’s handprints, footprints and signature in concrete. Originally in the lobby floor of the Rhodes Theater in Chicago. This is one of 30 movie stars from the original 1937 theater opening and were salvaged prior to theater demolition. In overall fair condition. Has been cracked. One crack affects signature of Flynn. Concrete slab measures 18″x18″x2.5″. Rhodes Theater was located in Chicago at the corner of 79th and Rhodes on the south side. It opened Nov 19th, 1937 and was operated by Warner Bros. It was dubbed the “Theatre of the Stars”. One of it’s draws were 30 sets of hand and foot prints of Hollywood stars in the lobby floor ala Grauman’s Chinese Theater. The theater itself was done in Art Moderne Style. It was a single screen 1432 seat auditorium. It was demolished in the 1980’s. Prior to demolition, the foot and hand print sets were salvaged.

How I´d love to high five Errol through space, time and cement, if I could only foot the bill!


— shangheinz


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    June 6, 2018 at 7:33 am

    This is further archetypical evidence cementing your reputation for groundbreaking research, chicagoheinz. Among much else, you’re a Rhodes Theater Scholar.

    Shows to go how Errol left lasting impressions wherever he set foot, and even where he didn’t. Moreover, it is quite handy evidence of Flynn’s long mysterious foot size, unless, of course, he sent one of his many footmen to lay these prints. As we know, the Flynnster did everything possible to minimize his time with soleless heels and arch enemies over at Warner’s.


    • shangheinz

      June 6, 2018 at 11:15 am


      In some sort of counter attack at Graumann`s, Jack the Warner seems to have assembled all his new assets at Rhodes when the theatre opened in 1937. Still the new stars didn´t have to come to the South Side of Chicago, Bigbad Leroy Tim. Like with the ten commandements our Hollywood heroes left their prints on stone tablets:…
      More on going to the movies back in the days:…

      • David DeWitt

        June 7, 2018 at 2:22 am

        The two guys in the background wish they were seeing what we do!