Seventy Years Ago Quiz — June 27

26 Jun

Errol wrote this person a letter seventy years ago tomorrow, June 27.

Before Errol employed him or her, this man below employed him or her:

One of the two stars doing the heavenly dancing in this film clip also has a connection to our mystery man or woman:


It was one of these two people:

Errol wrote on stationary from this motel:

— Gentleman Tim


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  1. barb

    June 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Tim, is the person Pandro Berman? I’ve no idea what letter was written 70 years ago but did find a little tidbit that Berman had wanted Flynn (pre-Captain Blood) for a role in the RKO movie (starring Hepburn and Grant), Sylvia Scarlett. But supposedly both Hepburn and director George Cukor said no.

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    • Gentleman Tim

      June 26, 2020 at 5:42 pm

      It’s a no-go on Pandro, barb. And thanks be to the cinematic gods it was a no-go for Errol in Sylia Scarlett, too!

      More clues will be on their way in another hour or two or so!

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  2. barb

    June 26, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    The hotel is the El Rancho Hotel in New Mexico. Is the woman in the photo Ginger Rogers? I dug up in google that Ginger used to play tennis with Errol, and in 1950, she actually played mixed doubles in the US Open. Did he write to Ginger from the El Rancho? No clue about how he employed Ginger unless you mean that they played tennis?

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  3. Selene Hutchison-Zuffi

    June 26, 2020 at 11:09 pm

  4. barb

    June 27, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    I learned more trivia by reading about Fred Waring having invented the blender. Had no idea!

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