Errol’s Royal Geek

19 May


New Orleans, May 18, 1950– Errol Flynn is irresistible to Rumanian Princess Irene Ghica
“because he keeps his mouth shut when I want quiet,” she said.

Forty-year-old Flynn
and the 19-year-old princess will probably marry in September – he for the third time.

He brought her to the United States from Bermuda so that he could finish a film based
on Rudyard Kipling’s “Kim.”

Flynn explained that the princess’ nickname, “Geek,” was the first syllable of Ghica.
She commented: “When I found out that a ‘geek’ is a person who, bites off chickens’ heads
at a carnival, I threw a pan at Errol.”

Flynn, who earns about £A89,286 a year, complained that he was going deeper into debt every day.

“There seems to be a lot of people I owe money to, he said. “You would think I had paid enough to one of the
ladies to whom I’ve been paying alimony for 10 years. Those payments are a terrible drain on a man’s income.”

He was referring to his first wife, Lili Damita. He recently asked the court for alimony relief, saying he was
paying £10,357 a year to support her and their nine year-old son, Sean.

Here are the Nearlyweds in November of 1949.

— Gentleman Tim


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  1. Selene Hutchison-Zuffi

    May 19, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Not sure how much Meyer book is correct (i found a lot of incorrect information) but it is explained why he left her. It wasnt just that he met Pat..but he had a letter translated and the Princess was supposedly marrying him for $ and he got upset.
    She also complained that he was too pensive and she wasnt into his intellectual crawings. I guess he kept quiet too much

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 19, 2020 at 11:22 pm

      Yes, the letter from his almost-future mother-in-law.

      Not to mention the beaucoup bucks the “princess” spent altering the fur he bought her/that she’s wearing in this photo and video. At 0:33 in the video. Her continental elitist behavior and extravagance started to remind him too much of Lili – and without the gifts and benefits Lili brought to the table.…

  2. Selene Hutchison-Zuffi

    May 20, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Definatelly it would have turned me off too…pretty eyes or not.
    Obviously she was using so many did. Sad indeed, but atleast he saw through this one even if he had to go and snoop to find proof.
    You would think that a Princess….had more integrity..

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