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Archive for December, 2019

50 Christmas Bundles — — 70 Years Ago Today

23 Dec

December 23, 1949

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

Pals of Errol Flynn say that the Maharajah of Bundi invoted the star to join an elephant hunt on New Year’s Day. Meanwhile, Errol’s former mother-in-law Marge Eddington, sent out 50 Christmas bundles in Flynn’s name to underprivileged children.

Errol was in India filming Kim in November and December of 1949.

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Errol Flynn Blog Theme Change is coming!

23 Dec

I have tried to avoid this for several years … but we are going to have to change our theme because the current one has not been updated in far too long, and our PHP is out of date for running on WordPress … attempts to find something similar have been fruitless but we are going to have to make some kind of change or the site will just not function, anymore …

Will keep looking for something suitable but the search has been frustrating! There is just nothing out there that looks appropriate to me …

— David DeWitt

 
 

Livin’ Like Flynn — Up Above Ciro’s

23 Dec

www-latimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org…

Above what, since 1972, has been The Comedy Club;

And before it was Ciro’s, it was the Club Seville:

— Gentleman Tim

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/in-and-down-under-like-flynn-frank-mcnally-on-a-stereotypical-irishman-1.4121795

22 Dec

The author says that there is no relationship between Errol and the Bounty. Most of you would know by now that Errol’s mother was a Young and related to midshipman Young who was on the Bounty. This was researched by Bob Casey of Hobart for his book Sword of Fate.
The cocktail sounds good though. Sorry I dont have the ingredients or I would be trying it!

— tassie devil

 
 

Hark! ‘The Errol’ Moonbeams Shine!

21 Dec

America calling, PW …

Just in time for Christmastime – Our Lady in London – publishes Errol’s secret recipe!

“The Spectator magazine’s Christmas special is doubly festive this year, [including] an entry from journalist and high-society member Petronella Wyatt revealing details … of her favourite seasonal cocktail, “The Errol”, named after its inventor Errol Flynn.” [The Irish Times]

The Spectator Christmas Special

“My favoured cocktail for the Christmas alcoholiday is an invention of Errol Flynn’s. Flynn taught it to my late friend Diana, Countess of Wilton, back in the 1950s. Diana was a perfected presence, a swan among swans, and Flynn, who was living in Rome at the time, used to take her to lunch. Far from being a vulgar seducer, he liked to talk about Socrates and had wanted to become a writer. He was a tragic man, trapped by his own physical beauty. His eyes, the colour of Anatolian waters, had a terrible sadness. But he taught her to make a cocktail of such subtlety that it is like drinking moonbeams.”

“‘The Errol’ is a variation on a White Lady and I publish the recipe here for the first time. Into a cocktail shaker, pour 1 part gin, 1 part Cointreau and 1 part freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add a teaspoon of white rum. Shake with ice and serve in martini glasses.”

Thank you, Petronella, and Erroltime tidings!

— Gentleman Tim

 

Shine on you jazzy diamond

20 Dec

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

Errol`s silver screen antics and his real life persona inspired the title of this saxophone classic. First to be heard on Zaca in Jamaica, then in the musical nightclubs around the world. Here is the story how all that jazz came aboard, ehm about…

Enjoy,

 

— shangheinz

 

An Instant Christmas Quiz

19 Dec

Who is he? Who is he?

Here are some roundabout clues:

¤ He played drums for Beatles.

¤ Yes he did.

¤ Imagine that.

¤ Was in with a Flynn

¤ All Things Must Pass

¤ Played one of the coolest drum parts in rock hstory:

— Gentleman Tim

 

Pray Tell!

17 Dec

Errol Flynn’s William Tell

“The Story of the Uncompleted 1953 CinemaScope Film”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Nay Paree

14 Dec

Errol gets a 20K pre-Christmas bonus for cancelling his “reconciliation trip” to Paris with Lili.

December 14, 1936

Sheila Graham
Dallas Morning News

Errol Flynn demanded – and received – a $20,000 bonus for cutting off his reconciliation trip with wife Lili Damita, returning to Hollywood in the kiddie story, Prince and the Pauper.

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Good-looking Hollywood gossip columnist Sheila Graham had a thing for the very virile Errol, a thing that made her legend of literature lover, F. Scott Fitzgerald, very jealous. At one point, the Mighty Flynn lived in a Garden of Allah bungalow next door to Fitzgerald’s. Sheila resided a block away, but often stayed with Fitzgerald at the Garden of Allah. She wrote the book on Hollywood’s most notorious upscale hotel of hedonism.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Friday the 13th, 1939 @ WB

13 Dec

“On Friday, January 13, 1939, a party was held on Stage 5 (now Stage 15) at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. The “Gay Lady Saloon” set from Warner’s Technicolor western spectacular Dodge City was still in use, having been dressed with additional props to celebrate that day’s Friday the 13th, and to poke fun at various other superstitions. Here is a selection of photos from that gathering, the original negatives of which were recently found deep in the WB archives.”

www.warnerbros.com…

Henry O’Neill, Alan Hale, Michael Curtiz. Errol

Errol & Olivia

Errol, between Rosemary and Priscilla Lane

The Dodge City “Gay Lady Saloon” Bar

— Gentleman Tim