Mail Bag! Errol Flynn Fan Since Age 11!

12 Jul

Received this wonderful mail bag item from Claudia Raab this morning and am sharing it with everybody!

Thanks, Claudia!


Hello David,

As an Errol Flynn fan since my 11th birthday when I saw „The Adventures of Robin Hood“ for the first time, I’ve been following your blog for quite a while now. I still can’t get over how much information and interesting tidbits you and the other authors have gathered and presented there.

I’m nowhere close to being a “Flynn scientist” like you guys, but I’ve managed to visit some locations connected to him in one way or the other, mainly during my trips to the Southwest and the West coast (my favorite places to go on vacation).

I visited the El Rancho Hotel in Gallup last year which was mentioned in your blog two weeks ago, and took a picture of the sign at the door of the Errol Flynn room. Feel free to add it to your blog if you think it’s interesting enough! What I really liked is that the room next to Errol’s is named after his friend Ida Lupino.

I also visited Lone Pine with the beautiful Alabama Hills where parts of “The Charge of the Light Brigade” and “Kim” were filmed. The small movie museum there has several posters of Flynn movies as well as a coat that he wore in “Kim”. Thought you might like the photos (although you’ve probably seen it yourself).

Keep up the great work!

Best regards


Claudia Raab

(Munich, Germany)

— David DeWitt


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    July 14, 2018 at 3:01 am

    What a Flynntastic post, Claudia! And such cool photos!! Wonderful additions to the EFB!!!

    So nice to learn that Errol and Ida are remembered side by side in New Mexico …. as they also are forever at Forest Lawn in California. They were such good and true friends.

    Thank you very much, Claudia.


    • Gentleman Tim

      July 14, 2018 at 3:05 am

      Together in the Garden of Everlasting Peace:


      • David DeWitt

        July 14, 2018 at 3:43 am


        Rory Flynn, Ida Lupino, Deirdre Flynn at Forest Lawn Cemetery

        • David DeWitt

          July 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm

          Claudia sent along 3 photos taken during her travels. Errol’s grave, the house at 601 N Linden Drive he shared with Niven and Cleopatra’s Needle north of Gallop, New Mexico which featured quite prominently in “Rocky Mountain” she says.




          • Gentleman Tim

            July 18, 2018 at 8:36 am

            What beautiful photographs, Claudia! Thank you!!!

        • Gentleman Tim

          July 18, 2018 at 8:37 am

          Fantastic, David! Thank you!

    • Claudia

      July 17, 2018 at 5:45 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Tim!

      I hope I will be able to contribute a little bit more to this fantastic blog in the future.