Good Samaritan-Like Flynn

10 Jun

Only Errol Flynn could pick up, I mean rescue, seven swimming nymphs in the middle of a desert.

Here’s a photo of the 1940 “Aquacade Motorcade” after they arrived at Treasure Island for the Golden Gate International Exposition (aka World’s Fair). Not sure if any of these swimming nymphs were the exact ones “rescued” by Errol, but the timing appears to fit, and, as happy as they look, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.

Billy Rose Aquacade Motorcade Nymphs
San Francisco, 1940

A  good, brief account in a Michael Curtiz biography:…

A GREAT, more detailed account from Tom McNulty:…

One or more of these seven damsels in distress were likely in this Wirkd’s Fair film before they traveled west through the Painted Desert of Arizona, where they were detoured by Virginia City Flynn:

— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    June 10, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    For those wanting to stay where Flynn stayed, and see what Flynn saw (minus the Aquacade nymphs, of course), here you go:

    “The Cameron Trading Post is just under four hours drive southeast of St. George via U.S. Highways 89-A and 89. It makes a great base camp for visiting other scenic and historic treasures in the area in addition to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, Navajo National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, Sunset Crater National Monument, Lee’s Ferry and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.”…