When Who Lost His Finger?

24 May

A Cutting Edge Quiz

Who wrote on the image below that he “lost his finger”?

— Tim


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  1. twinarchers

    May 25, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Christoper Lee almost lost his. But he liked Flynn and did admit it was after lunch.

  2. Gentleman Tim

    May 25, 2019 at 1:43 am

    After lunch!

    You got it, twinarchers!!…

    Years later, a rematch was filmed for Flynn’s TV show …

    ‘While filming a sword fight with Errol Flynn for The Dark Avenger, Flynn almost cut off Lee’s little finger, forever scarring and misshaping it. Flynn was supposed to duck while Lee took a swing at him. The swing would go over his head, while lopping the tops off the candles on a candelabra standing behind Flynn. Lee managed the extremely difficult manoeuvre, successfully chopping the candles down. Unfortunately, he also took Flynn’s wig off his head.’


  3. Claudia

    May 28, 2019 at 11:33 am

    I can’t help but think that if Errol had been more thorough, life would have been much easier for Gandalf the Grey. ;-)

  4. Gentleman Tim

    May 29, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Easier indeed, Claudia!


    P.S. R U travelling the USA this year?

    • Claudia

      May 29, 2019 at 7:51 am

      Yes, Tim, I’m actually leaving two days from now! On my list: Seattle, a cruise to Alaska and back, and a one-week road trip through Washington State (including the Northwest Carriage Museum – for Flynn reasons, of course).

  5. Gentleman Tim

    May 29, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Wonderful, Claudia! Bon voyage!

  6. Gentleman Tim

    May 29, 2019 at 8:37 am

    In case your lookin for a Flynn-like Inn outside Seattle, Robin Hood Village might suit your fancy, Milady.…

    “The Story Of Robin Hood Village Began With The Dream Of An Artist Named Don Beckman. Don Happened To Have Designed The Hollywood Set For The Original Movie Adventures Of Robin Hood With Errol Flynn.”…

  7. Claudia

    June 1, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Thank you, Tim! That does sound like something that might tickle my fancy. :)

    On a side note, Lufthansa had “The Adventures of Robin Hood” on the menu on the flight here. What a pleasant surprise!