Spain – April 11,1937

11 Apr

On April 11, 1937, Errol Flynn was pictured in the photograph below accompanying an ABC newspaper article lauding Hollywood actors and cinematographers for collecting money in support of Republican Spain.*

* It wasn’t easy at the ABC during the Spanish Civil War. The Madrid and Seville branches of the paper divided in their allegiances. The Madrid branch was taken by the Populist Republicans, while the Seville branch was controlled by Franco’s Rebels.

On July 25th of 1936, Seville’s edition of the ABC showed its support to Franco supporters, who fought for the “victoria de los que luchan por una España nueva”. [“for the victory of those who fight for a new Spain”]” Just the opposite in Madrid.…

— Tim


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