A Global Birthday Toast to Errol

20 May

One month from today, on June 20, 2021, the EFB will host their Second Annual Global Birthday Toast to Errol Flynn. All fans of Flynn from around the world are invited to raise a glass (cup, bottle, or can) to the greatest swashbuckler of all time.

Fans around the world are invited to join us. Drinks representative of your location are encouraged. As examples, Errol is know to have drank Beer and Bundaberg Down Under – Jack Roses in Manhattan – Bloody Marys in Burbank – Vodka and Whiskey in LA – Rum and Cokes and Mojitos in the Caribbean, Wines, Beers, and Champagne in Europe, etc etc etc. Drinks need not include alcohol. of course. Errol also drank coffee, and enjoyed tea with orange blossom honey. A more detailed list will be provided in coming days. It would be great if regional toasts included regional specialties also – Margarita’s in Mexico, Gins in the British Empire, Guinness in Ireland, etc etc etc. Anything that’s good Flynn fun.

Eleven days later, on July 1, Olivia De Havilland’s first birthday on the Other Side, we can alo raise a glass to Olivia, who herself toasted Errol every year with champagne on his birthday.

Cheers, Salud, Slainte, A Votre Sante, Prost, Cin Cin, Skal, Gesondhaid, Akale Maluna, Felicidades, 干杯, Ypa, 乾杯, and Oogy Waha!

— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    May 20, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Quoting Olivia regarding the occasion of Errol’s 107th birthday in 2016:

    “On June 20, I shall raise a glass of champagne to Errol, as I always do.”

    So, champagne in Paris appears to be covered this year by none less than Olivia de Havilland!


    • Paul Harrison

      June 19, 2020 at 10:21 pm

      I will raise a toast to Errol in Manchester England. Manchester gin n tonic

  2. Selene Hutchison-Zuffi

    May 20, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    I will toast from Georgetown Ky most likely with White Zinfandel..but let me ask you this?
    Do we have prove that Errol was in Kentucky? I emailed Churchill Down but i got no reply.

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 20, 2020 at 10:40 pm

      No need to prove Errol was in Kentucky, Selene! This toast is for fans of Flynn from wherever they may be – wherever Flynn films are seen, Flynn books are read, or Flynn’s name is known.

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 20, 2020 at 11:00 pm

      Regarding whether Errol ever was at Churchill Downs, I can’t say for sure, but I do suspect so and do recall twinarchers commenting that he (Errol) was at the (1956) Derby and bet on (the very appropriately-named) King O’Swords.

      You may want to research the Louisville Courier-Journal archives, for May 6 and surrounding dates to see if Errol’s attendance is mentioned. Though many celebrities attend the Derby every year, the King O’Swords connection may have been extra interesting and newsworthy to report.…

      • Selene Hutchison-Zuffi

        May 22, 2020 at 12:51 am

        As i live 1 hour from churchill i would love to know but i had no luck with the newspapers as of yet. Found other articles that i am saving.
        We have another track but i was told no by them, i know he was in Cincinnati which is also 1 hour from me.

  3. Claudia

    May 26, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    I‘ll be toasting the 1 and only here in the heart of Bavaria with a mug of Bavarian Beer – the best in the world (or so the breweries say).


    • Gentleman Tim

      May 26, 2020 at 9:44 pm

      Wunderbar, Claudia!

      Best beer I ever had was in Bavaria, Claudia!

      Looks like Herr Errol liked it too!!

  4. shangheinz

    June 4, 2020 at 9:28 am


    I will gladly raise a glass (and a gal?) on June 20th, Tributeman Tim. I suggest Rum and Coca Cola like Errol did during the filming of William Tell in Courmayeur. Cheers mates!

    • Gentleman Tim

      June 4, 2020 at 11:34 am

      that sure raises my spirits, courmayeurheinz! is a rum and coke called a “courmayeur libre” up courmayeur way?

      p.s. who is the lovely with lucky Herrol in your cormayeur comment above?


  5. tassie devil

    June 10, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    hey Tim in your last line of your blurb you have July 20th not June

    • Gentleman Tim

      June 10, 2020 at 10:18 pm

      Corrected. Thank you very much. I hope the two of you will be toasting on the correct date!!


      P.S. Steve & Genene. Do you know yet if you’ll be toasting, and, if so, what you’ll be drinking? No need to say unless you want it known. Being that you’re at ground zero, right down under where Errol first entered his earthly existence, it would be very cool to toast with something especially Tasmanian .

      Perhaps a Tasmanian Devil or two??

      Tasmanian Devil

      • tassie devil

        June 11, 2020 at 6:18 am

        Well considering we are a day ahead of you we will toast first me with a G and T and Steve will have Cascade the local beer. And when Errol ran away he ran away up behind the cascade brewery where they make the beer . Cascade soft drinks. and such And Cascade is the oldest Brewery in Australia, And you are 1 up on me I never even knew there was a drink called a Tasmanian Devil. here is a link to there web page… and the 3rd pic down a white house is the function centre and Errols pic is in here. And above the house in the pic is MT Wellington where Errol was going to when he ran away.

        • Gentleman Tim

          June 11, 2020 at 11:28 am

          What a wonderful way to start the cascade of toasts to Errol around the world, Steve and Genene!!

          Here are a couple of photos I recall you posted during one of your many premier Tasmanian tributes to Errol. You have really led the way. Thank you!!


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