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Was the Mustache a Must?

15 Oct

A QUESTION FOR FLYNNOFILES:

WOULD ERROL HAVE MADE AS BIG WITHOUT HIS FAMOUS MUSTACHE?

ALL “HE WEARS IT/HE WEARS IT NOT” PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE WELCOME!

— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. shangheinz

    October 16, 2018 at 7:00 am

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    Tim, in the begin there was only skin…

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      October 16, 2018 at 9:23 am

      Skinntastic First Addition, mousthaveheinz!*

      *That’s a tip to the lip to your terrific, must-see, moust-have
      moustache masterwork: www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

      I’ll see your early skin, and raise you an early pencil-thin, or pencil-not-so-thin.

      Here’s one from the Case of the Curious Moustache, in which Margaret Lindsay shows her disdain for Flynn’s early failed attempt at hair above the lip. From the looks of this photo, she probably preferred Warren Williams’ upper lip grooming over Errol Flynn’s. Errol was speechless (the entire film.)

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      • shangheinz

        October 17, 2018 at 9:59 am

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        Privatetly Flynn exchanged the playboy pencil thin for a pipe dream, Knowwhatimean Tim.

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          October 19, 2018 at 11:55 pm

          With Flynn it wasn’t always pipe dreaming, stummelheinz.

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  2. David DeWitt

    October 16, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    I Wish I had a Pencil Thin Mustache …

     
    • shangheinz

      October 17, 2018 at 9:49 am

      I tried a pencil thin moustache once, as all Flynnthusiast probably have, Witty Dave, but it needed constant trimming, perfect eyeside at that and a soberness difficult to keep up all the time.
      Here is the less subtle message to grow a moose: www.youtube.com…

       
      • Gentleman Tim

        October 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm

        I’ve known several Flynnthusiasts who haven’t, hairheinz. They were all female, however. I attempted one once, on my self-guided Flynn tour of in LA LA Land several years ago. Failed miserably. If you want a good laugh (cringe or cry) you can see it in the below trailer. It was so embarrassing awful that I shaved it (permanently!) In fact, in the second half of the movie, and ever since, I am without it!

         
        • shangheinz

          October 21, 2018 at 2:56 pm

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          Well Gentleman Don, looks to me you were trying to grow a matt not a mous. You were clearly swinging for the bleachers there.

           
          • Gentleman Tim

            October 21, 2018 at 9:34 pm

            Excellent color commentary, harrycarayheinz. A swing and a miss was that pseudo-pencil flynn, no bout a doubt it. Perhaps the only thing worse would have been if I tried to go Rolliewood.

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            • Gentleman Tim

              October 22, 2018 at 9:15 am

              Dang good thing, handlebarheinz, that Flynn hid in Hawaii dodging Dodge City until Warner agreed to allow his pencil thin. A Wyatt Earp/Rollie Fingers look may have landed his career on Boot Hill, at least briefly, in like Big Guinn.

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    • Gentleman Tim

      October 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Fun and well done video, David! Thank you.

      Looks to me like Flynn may be in it more than any other of the silver screen pencil thinners, except perhaps the Thin Man himself.

      There are quite a few variations I see!

      The Movie Star

      The Villain

      The Director

      The Con Man

      The Musician

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      • timerider

        October 24, 2018 at 6:34 pm

        “The Con Man” LOL!!

         
    • timerider

      October 24, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      I was thinking of the same song David!

       
  3. timerider

    October 24, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Without the “Stache” I would card him at the bar..LOL!
    With it Errol looks very mature. My mother is always getting on my case when I grow a goatee or mustache. I look younger without she says.

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      October 25, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      Perhaps your Mom would approve if you went with Errol’s ultra-light, Footsteps-in-the-Dark, pencil-thin, with a bow-tie, time-rider? Particularly rather than going with what might apoear on its face to be a gauche goatee … or, worse yet, a vain Van Dyke.

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