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Flynn Floats an Idea

29 May

TIME Magazine: May 29, 1944

People:

Ideas

Errol Flynn, well-known Hollywood yachtsman, had a new idea about boats, considered converting a sloop into a floating aquarium.

— Gentleman Tim

 
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  1. Selene Hutchison-Zuffi

    May 29, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Is there an actual article?

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    • Gentleman Tim

      May 29, 2020 at 6:55 pm

      Per the link above, that’s all the TIME we have. Though TIME was brief, at least they properly recognized that Errol deserved top billing above the Duke of Windsor and H. L. Mencken:

      “Ideas

      Errol Flynn, well-known Hollywood yachtsman, had a new idea about boats, considered converting a sloop into a floating aquarium.

      The Duke of Windsor, who has been the quiet banter of some roaring rumors. was reported to be resigning as Governor of the Bahamas and seeking U.S. citizenship. London and Washington semi-omcials expressed grave doubts. Said he: “Fantastic!”‘

      H. L. Mencken, happy over the soldier-sailor fan mail that followed pocket-size reprinting of his autobiographical Happy Days and Heathen Days, exuberated with an old-fashioned Mencken slambang: “That is the difference between a soldier and a… ”

      It appears LIFE was often more generous to Errol than TIME.

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      • Selene Hutchison-Zuffi

        May 29, 2020 at 8:57 pm

        Lol yes. Wish i could find more about that. He had so many ideas in hos beautiful mind.
        Any info on his friend Sarah Hamilton?

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        • Gentleman Tim

          May 29, 2020 at 11:23 pm

          Here’s Sara in Hollywood with the Son of Robin Hood (David Hedison) a year after the Father of the Son of Robin Hood died in Vancouver. Hedison was then on a Voyage to the Top of TV, with appearances as a CIA spy in two James Bond movies, as well.

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